The Korean pulled pork at The Smokehouse rocks! And you can order it as a side - genius!
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Delicious Vietnamese food to eat in or takeaway. Try the banh mi - tasty baguettes with a range of fillings and hot sauce.
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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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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.
Submitted by Daisy
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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Every Saturday, the market hosts the best farmers, growers and street food traders London has to offer, bringing a wide range of cuisines from around the world.
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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!
Submitted by Daniel
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.
Submitted by Michael
An amazing selection of some really interesting high-quality wines and staffed by approachable, friendly and knowledgeable staff!
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This is a fab beauty salon that is part of a larger group, but still keeps its local feel. The team are so friendly and welcoming and the treatments are of a really high standard. I love getting my nails and facials done here.
Submitted by Katie
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 rustic gastropub with a great beer garden and excellent food. It can be a bit of a minor celeb hangout too!
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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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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 can also walk to Kew Gardens or run along the Thames. At the same time, Heathrow is 20 mins (none rush hour!) away and 2 District Line stations take me to Embankment in 25 mins, or I can change to the Piccadilly Line at Hammersmith, which is so simple. Chiswick Station takes (I think) 24 mins to Waterloo and goes via Clapham Junction, where you can change to go anywhere South West. I don't have a car in Chiswick, as I just don't need one. I've lived here for 23 years and am having to move away for certain reasons and it is gut-wrenchingly awful – there is nowhere so wonderful in London. If you are lucky enough to be moving here, you will love it!
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.
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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
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
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
Adrenalin Rush Laser CombatKing'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
Amanda's Action Club ChiswickChiswick Town Hall
Amanda's Action Club delivers interactive physical development classes that babies & toddlers just love - they're fun fitness and music. Babies can join Amanda from the age of 4 months and some sessions run up to the age of 5. Parties also available. £75/10-week block, £10 pay-as-you-go Website
Bach to BabySt Michael and All Angels
Classical concerts to which you can bring your baby
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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