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A locals' guide to W4

"From down below or way up high, you can really appreciate Chiswick's leafy, charming appeal that everyone loves."

Tom Wright

"I love to sit on Turnham Green in my lunch break - it's right in the centre of Chiswick, yet it's so relaxing..."

Tom Wright

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

Tom Wright

What is your favourite place?

Where do W4 locals go?

Chateau Dessert

Beautifully crafted cakes and desserts. A real treat!

Jackson & Rye

Great food and a continental feel, as well as outside seating on Chiswick High Road.

The Smokehouse

The Korean pulled pork at The Smokehouse rocks! And you can order it as a side - genius!

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.

Angie's Little Food Shop

8 years working for Gordon Ramsay paid off! Amazing breakfasts - the crab and apple bruschetta is outstanding - and the salads at lunch are WOW! The guys that work here are lovely too!


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.


Grab your morning coffee from here. The staff are really friendly and helpful and they even remember your name and the coffee you drink every day!

The Old Stationhouse

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

Kitchen & Pantry

A great atmosphere and even better breakfasts!

The Duke of Sussex

A rustic gastropub with a great beer garden and excellent food. It can be a bit of a minor celeb hangout 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..

The Good Wine Shop

An amazing selection of some really interesting high-quality wines and staffed by approachable, friendly and knowledgeable staff!

Blo Bar

A blow dry bar with a crèche - what a fab idea! Have your hair done and drink a lovely coffee while the children are looked after.

The Italian Job

Italian craft beer in Chiswick! Great for a 'cultured' beer and burger after work, or a good weekend session!

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.

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

What do you love about W4?

Why do you find W4 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


"8 years of London and finally ended up in Grove Park. Very simple, I love my flat it was renovated recently and to have transport links so available to the heart of London makes entertaining a breeze. The one major joy living where I live is the 5 min walk to the relaxing, tranquil view of the river Thames , to live in between the vibrancy of London and have the nature of the river on my doorstep , the Thames is a stone throw ... more

February 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

"Walks by the river in Strand on the Green or at the Chiswick House grounds are the ultimate feel good escapes away from all the hustle and bustle."

November 2014


"There's a pretty walk along the river between Hammersmith Bridge and Chiswick Mall."

November 2014


"I like to head to the Station House in Grove Park, which is a lovely gastro pub situated close to the river."

November 2014


"On a Sunday morning there's nothing much better than tucking into a full English breakfast at High Road House, followed by a wander around the vintage furniture shop, The Old Cinema, to find something totally unique for your home. Finally, it's got to be Macken Brothers to pick up a delicious joint for the weekly roast."

November 2014

Local resident

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

September 2013

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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Child-friendly activities near W4

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

Mini Multiples

Chiswick Children's Centre
Stay & Play for parents/carers with twins and triplets. Newborns to under 3s. Drop in on Fridays from 10am to 12.00 noon. Website

The Beez Kneez

Piccolo Cafe
The Beez Kneez provides prenatal and post group fitness and personal training for expectant and new mamas in various locations around London. All classes are designed to help pregnant women and mums move well, feel confident and stay fit and healthy. Website


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

Blo Bar - blow dry and beauty bar

Offers mothers the chance to pamper themselves with treatments including blow drys mani /pedis waxing etc whilst babies are taken care of at the onsite creche 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

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
  1. About W4

    W4 is the postcode district in West London incorporating the areas of Chiswick, Gunnersbury, Turnham Green, Bedford Park and is covered by the Hounslow, Ealing local authorities.

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