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Picturesque residential locale along the River Thames boasting independent shops and eateries

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High Road Market

High Road Market

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.

Jackson & Rye

Jackson & Rye

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

Genco

Genco

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

Turnham Green Terrace

Turnham Green Terrace

It's always pleasant to shop here, you can find little treasures in the chairty shops

Chateau Dessert

Chateau Dessert

Beautifully crafted cakes and desserts. A real treat!

Bookcase London

Bookcase London

Books at a bargain price - everything from fact to fiction, this place is well stocked with a varied range of titles.

Gunnersbury Triangle

Gunnersbury Triangle

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.

Grove Park Deli

Grove Park Deli

The most amazing selection of deli foods and probably the best sausage rolls in the world!

TAMP

TAMP

A stylish café with an Argentinian twist.

Chiswick House and Gardens

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.

Chiswick House

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..

Fullers Brewery

Fullers Brewery

Be sure to take the Brewery Tour! Fascinating and you get a taste too.

Blo Bar

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 Duke of Sussex

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!

The Italian Job

The Italian Job

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

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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

"Until 1906, Gunnersbury Underground Station was named Brentford Road."

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

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

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

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What locals say about Chiswick

  1. 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!

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

  3. 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!

  4. 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!!!

  5. 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.

  6. A very relaxing suburban area, but just a short journey into central London.

  7. 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!

  8. 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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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

Artabugs

W4ArtClub
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 Combat

King'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

Frances Lundy School of Dance

The 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

Amanda's Action Club Chiswick

Chiswick 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

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

Kung Fu Kids-YMAA

St. Stephen Community Hall,
Our Kung Fu Kids program use Shaolin exercises and games to develop physical fitness, coordination, and concentration according to YMAA Kung Fu Kids program. This training builds mutual respect and self-confidence through teamwork, setting objectives, and achieving goals. Website

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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