Charming residential neighbourhood along the River Thames
"Experiencing rapid development and changes in its landscape, Brentford is becoming ever popular."Tom Wright
"Old canal boats still nestle amongst the modern developments in Brentford."Jonathan Daykin
"There are some beautiful old properties in Brentford's most desirable area, The Butts..."Christopher Howard
Where do Brentford locals go?
As well as Syon House and its gardens by the River Thames, there is a café, garden centre and the new Hilton hotel nearby.
Submitted by Stephen
Sounds Original Collectors Record Shop
One of the few remaining record shops. They have a great selection of original vinyl from the 1950s to 1980s all in great condition. The shop has been in Ealing since 1983 and always has a great selection, with new finds every time I've been in there.
Submitted by Simon
L'oro di Napoli
This family run pizza restaurant is the best pizza outside of Italy, in my view. I always take my friends and family here when they come for a visit and they absolutely love it. The service is so welcoming and the stonebaked pizzas are so tasty. A taste of Italy in South Ealing. Amazing!
Submitted by Darleen
Time is in a lovely little bubble of shops along the River Brent. Lots of nice wraps and salads, great brunch options and with a great view as a bonus! Make sure you sit by the many windows.
Submitted by Anthony
The Lord Nelson
A charming local pub enclosed by the surrounding houses, making it the perfect spot for a quiet drink.
Submitted by Neale
Ealing Park Tavern
A beautiful dining room with an open kitchen serving excellent food. The Ealing Park Tavern also has its own microbrewery and fantastic garden. Check out their website for events!
Submitted by Jas
A modern pub serving handmade pizzas and more than 80 ciders, situated next to Kew Bridge within a new development.
Submitted by Tatiana
Watermans Art Centre
Watermans is to West London what the National Theatre is to Central London; theatre, independent cinema and a great children's theatre.
Submitted by Leo
Once home to J. M. W Turner, The Weir is a fantastic gastro pub serving hearty meals.
Submitted by Csaba
Delicious freshly prepared sushi and hot dishes perfect for lunch time. They also sell bubble tea and after 4pm, the food is 50% off!
Submitted by Daisy
Hook & Cleaver
The best butchers in South Ealing along Pitshanger Lane, selling some seriously good sausages!
Submitted by Paul
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Enjoy a day out all through the year in these beautiful gardens. Make sure you check out the Victorian glasshouse, which is the largest surviving structure of its type in the world.
Submitted by Delphine
Oliver's Wholefood Store
There is no better place than Oliver's in Kew for a guilt free treat! (They have guilty ones too if that's what you are after...)
Submitted by Fizah
Fancy a coffee? A slice of cake? A sausage sandwich? Do you need a last minute present for a girlfriend? Or do you just need a post office or access to the District Line....? Head to Kew Village. There is something for everyone!
Submitted by Fizah
Kew Gardens Hotel
Delicious food and a quirky interior makes this gastro pub a great choice every time. Grab a private booth, lounge on a sofa or hide up on the mezzanine.
Submitted by Stephen
Why do you find Brentford a great place to live?
"The river is 30 seconds away"
What do you like about Brentford?
Did you know?
"Throughout history there has been not one, but two Battles of Brentford in the years 1016 and 1642."
Child-friendly activities near Brentford
Caterpillar MusicSnakes and Ladders - Brentford
First Class is a free taster session, then £4.95 per class payable in a block of 10 in advance. Discounts for siblings and people on benefits. If you miss a class for any reason, you can carry this forward to another week, or attend a class at a different Website
Frances Lundy School of DanceThe 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
Snakes & LaddersSnakes & Ladders
TippitoesSt Faith's Church Hall
About Tippitoes We offer: Stay & Play sessions with Music soft play apparatus circuit parachute toys & messy play. Tea coffee & cake.
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
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
Joyce Butler School of DanceSt Paul's Church
We offer classes in Ballet Modern Tap Jazz Classical Greek and National Dance. As well as offering open classes in all disciplines from age 3 upwards we also prepare students for the RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) graded examinations in Ballet. Website
Brentford is a suburban area of the London Borough of Hounslow at the confluence of the River Thames and the River Brent in west London, situated 8 miles (12.9 km) west south-west of Charing Cross. Brentford, as the name suggests, was built on a fording point on the River Brent. Nearby Syon House is the London residence of the Duke of Northumberland. The Brentford Dock flats (Originally named the Tiber Estate) were built alongside formerly important transport infrastructure as Brentford is the terminus of the Grand Union Canal, originally the Grand Junction Canal. This waterway is still in use for leisure traffic.
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