Picturesque residential locale along the River Thames boasting independent shops and eateries
"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
"Whatever cuisine you fancy, there's sure to be somewhere along Chiswick High Road that will hit the spot!"Jonathan Daykin
"From well-known high street stores, to independent boutiques, Chiswick High Road has everything I need!"Jonathan Daykin
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.
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The City Barge
Best pub in Chiswick for food, atmosphere, beer and views that look straight out onto the Thames. There is a hilarious quiz that takes place on a Wednesday and the soft shell crab burger is something else!
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The Old Cinema
A vintage, upcycled and antique treasure trove in a stunning converted cinema.
Submitted by Stephen
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!
Submitted by Raj
Be sure to take the Brewery Tour! Fascinating and you get a taste too.
Submitted by Dan
The Korean pulled pork at The Smokehouse rocks! And you can order it as a side - genius!
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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..
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The Italian Job
Italian craft beer in Chiswick! Great for a 'cultured' beer and burger after work, or a good weekend session!
Submitted by Jonathan
Bounded by train tracks, this picturesque spot is a haven for wildlife. There's a trail that you can follow with information points, where you can learn all about the local species.
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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.
Submitted by Chan
Great on a summer's evening with outdoor dining, Annie's is close to the Thames and serves reasonably priced food.
Submitted by Christopher
A friendly neighbourhood barbers where you can get a proper shave as a treat.
Submitted by Dan
Rosemary Fries that come with the great burgers at Honest Burger are great!
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Books at a bargain price - everything from fact to fiction, this place is well stocked with a varied range of titles.
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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! "
"I like Chiswick because it is chic and sophisticated."
"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!"
"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!!!"
"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."
"A very relaxing suburban area, but just a short journey into central London."
"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
"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. "
What do you like about Chiswick?
Did you know?
"The greenhouse at Chiswick House formed the backdrop for the Beatles 1966 videos 'Paperback Writer' and 'Rain'."
Child-friendly activities near Chiswick
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
SunbeamsChrist Church Turnham Green
Carers and toddler group will have free play with bouncy castle, some music and story telling. Free quality tea/coffee included for carers, but do come early as places are limited! £2.50 per family Per Session 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
Mini MultiplesChiswick 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
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
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
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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