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Chiswick

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

"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 Old Stationhouse

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

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..

Chateau Dessert

Beautifully crafted cakes and desserts. A real treat!

Annie's

Great on a summer's evening with outdoor dining, Annie's is close to the Thames and serves reasonably priced food.

Ngon

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

Genco

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

Gail's

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.

La Trompette

This chic restaurant is perfect for a special occasion and serves modern European food.

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!

The Italian Job

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

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!

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.

TAMP

A stylish café with an Argentinian twist.

High Road House

Service with a smile! Delicious breakfast cooked to perfection, a great place to get the day started on the right foot and well priced dishes made with fresh ingredients.

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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?

Katie

"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

Michael

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

January 2015

Kate

"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

Elizabeth

"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

Erin

"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

Nawal

"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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"The greenhouse at Chiswick House formed the backdrop for the Beatles 1966 videos 'Paperback Writer' and 'Rain'."

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  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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