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Picturesque residential locale along the River Thames boasting independent shops and eateries

"From well-known high street stores, to independent boutiques, Chiswick High Road has everything I need!"

Jonathan Daykin

"Charming local pubs and beautiful homes line this picturesque stretch of the River Thames at Strand-on-the-Green..."

Tom Wright

"Chiswick's handsome architecture is just one of the reasons why I love working in this area..."

Jonathan Daykin

What is your favourite place?

Where do Chiswick locals go?


The place to go to pick up a healthy salad, freshly baked bread or a tasty sweet treat. There's plenty of room to sit and chat with friends or take away your lunch in handy pre-prepared pots.

Grove Park Deli

The most amazing selection of deli foods and probably the best sausage rolls in the world!

Chateau Dessert

Beautifully crafted cakes and desserts. A real treat!

The Old Cinema

A vintage, upcycled and antique treasure trove in a stunning converted cinema.

Kitchen & Pantry

A great atmosphere and even better breakfasts!


A friendly neighbourhood barbers where you can get a proper shave as a treat.


Delicious Vietnamese food to eat in or takeaway. Try the banh mi - tasty baguettes with a range of fillings and hot sauce.

Fullers Brewery

Be sure to take the Brewery Tour! Fascinating and you get a taste too.

Chiswick House

One of the finest places for a nice walk and getting in touch with nature..beautiful grounds, stunning house and a cafe that serves a mean breakfast! Also one of the few places that allows dogs off the lead..

Carvosso's at 210

A smart drinking establishment with a great garden that can be used all year round, with outdoor heaters and blankets. Good food, tasty cocktails and live music on the weekends.

Chiswick House and Gardens

A vast expanse of greenery and heritage on a grounds close to the Thames. Perfect all year round for nature lovers and exercise aficionados.

Wyndham House

A butchers selling delicious fresh burgers and sausages on Chiswick High Road, as well as a range of other meats and products that have been freshly prepared.


A stylish café with an Argentinian twist.

Bookcase London

Books at a bargain price - everything from fact to fiction, this place is well stocked with a varied range of titles.

The Old Stationhouse

Ant and Dec's local and right by Chiswick Station, this pub serves fantastic food!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Gunnersbury, Turnham Green, Kew, Mortlake, Barnes, Acton, Brentford, East Sheen, North Sheen and Hammersmith

What do you love about Chiswick?

Why do you find Chiswick a great place to live?


"I love Chiswick because it is like a village in the city. Plenty of great bars, restaurants and shops to keep you entertained and enough greenery to escape to. A perfect combination! "

October 2015


"I like Chiswick because it is chic and sophisticated."

January 2015


"I love the Thames - the towpath is sensational by Strand-on-the-Green - check out The City Barge pub, which even featured in the Beatles film Hard Day's Night! It's a fabulous pub with great food, but it's not such a hidden gem as it's rather popular when the sun is shining as you can eat right on the river outside, sitting on the wall with your legs dangling in the Thames...providing the tide is right!"

January 2015


"Chiswick has the perfect location. It's right on the river, there's plenty of wilderness and it has village vibes – whilst at the same time the high road is long and wide and there are always activities along it. There's the stately homes too, like Chiswick House, Gunnersbury, Ham and Osterley House. Richmond Park and Kew Gardens are a stones throw away - it is just lovely!!!"

December 2014


"This area is really peaceful but thankfully not sleepy. There is plenty of green space, great restaurants and plenty of cute shops. There are a lot of independent businesses alongside some of the bigger chains. A quick walk to the River Thames and there are some really scenic walks you can take."

December 2014


"A very relaxing suburban area, but just a short journey into central London."

December 2014

Local resident

"It is a beautiful, leafy, safe part of London. I love the fact that it has its own lovely high road shops that I can walk to in 15 mins and covers everything from a big Sainsburys, M&S food hall, Waitrose and a large Boots, to small gems and lovely cafes and restaurants. I can get everything I need right there. Space NK, hairdressers, spas, Robert Dyas - so much variety. I love the parks and Chiswick House is incredible. I... more

September 2013

Local resident

"I was born in Chiswick and I moved away when I was 6, but when I finished my studies I moved back and I think that Chiswick is a beautiful area to live in if you like parks and good, friendly people. "

September 2011


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"Until 1906, Gunnersbury Underground Station was named Brentford Road."

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Child-friendly activities near Chiswick


Unbelievably messy experimental sensory painting and making workshops for small groups of pre-schoolers. Their aim is for both children and carers to relax and have fun with some messy creative activities. £120 for 10 consecutive sessions, £17 for drop-in BOOKING is essential. Website

Our Lady of Grace and St Edward

During Family Mass, a play and pray group is held in the Parish Centre for those aged 2 - 4. This allows us to provide these little ones with an introduction to the Mass and spirituality in a joyful manner. Website

Frances Lundy School of Dance

The Hayloft
Dance classes are held in: RAD Ballet Pointe ISTD Modern ISTD Tap. Classes are available for children from 2 years of age. We also offer adult ballet and tap. Website

Adrenalin Rush Laser Combat

King's House Sports Ground
For children, Arush provides exercise and entertainment rolled into one. Laser combat is an outdoor activity which is fun and far healthier for kids than sitting indoors, playing computer games. And the mini tanks gives the young and old everyone to try their hand at being a soldier. We run holiday camps every day of every holiday from 10-3.30. These camps cost £35 per person per day Website

Gunnersbury Baptist Church

Friday Friends is very popular and caters for parents, carers and their toddlers. Please join us on Friday mornings with your toddler aged 0 - 4 for a fun filled morning, a cup and tea and some grown up converstaion. Website

St Nicholas

Each week there is an activity and at 11.30 the children gather round the table to enjoy healthy fruits. At the end of each term we have a bring and share party; we also organize an evening out each term at a restaurant for parents and carers. Website

Antenatal Yoga and Birth Prep Chiswick

These classes use specially adapted yoga poses to release tension in your changing body and strengthen postural muscles. We focus on the breath and our connection to gravity to become both stronger and lighter as the babe grows. Plenty of time is given over to weaving in birth preparation and becoming familiar with simple positions and breathwork that will comfort and guide you through labour and birth. Learning to access your own deep relaxation and forming a strong connection with your baby and your breath is central to our classes. Website
  1. About Chiswick

    Chiswick is a large suburb of west London, and part of the London Borough of Hounslow. It is located on a meander of the River Thames, 6 miles (9.7 km) west of Charing Cross. It was historically an ancient parish in the county of Middlesex, with an agrarian and fishing economy. Having good communications with London from an early time the area became a popular country retreat, and as part of the suburban growth of London in the late 19th and early 20th centuries the population of Chiswick significantly expanded. With neighbouring Brentford, it became a municipal borough in 1932 and has formed part of Greater London since 1965.

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