A locals' guide to Syon
"Old canal boats still nestle amongst the modern developments in Brentford."Jonathan Daykin
"The moment you enter through the gates of Syon House and drive up through the meadow, the surrounding hustle and bustle just seems to melt away..."Leanna Sharman
"I love the twisty river walk through Old Isleworth past the old boat building cranes and beautiful old houses."Ivanka Modesteva-Gyurova
Where do Syon locals go?
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
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
The London Apprentice
Set along the River Thames, this pub is the most famous and possibly oldest in Isleworth.
Submitted by Csaba
The place to visit on the River Thames when you come to Old Isleworth. Great food and an amazing location!
Submitted by Csaba
Once home to J. M. W Turner, The Weir is a fantastic gastro pub serving hearty meals.
Submitted by Csaba
Osterley Wyevale Garden Centre
A huge range of pretty flowers, homeware and a fish store with some incredible breeds of fish. If you're tired of looking at all of that, you can stop and have a scone and a cup of tea - beautiful!
Submitted by Lindsay
The Lord Nelson
A charming local pub enclosed by the surrounding houses, making it the perfect spot for a quiet drink.
Submitted by Neale
Osterley Park Farm Shop
Just along the drive into Osterley Park is this great farm shop that is open all weekend!
Submitted by Leo
Run by the National Trust, it's a fab place to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon - walks by the lake, space for frizbie, or a cream tea at the café.
Submitted by Leo
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
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
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
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
West 7 Reclamation
Doors, floors, fireplaces and anything in between. Perfect if you're looking for something unique!
Submitted by Alexi
Why do you find Syon a great place to live?
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Did you know?
"It is believed that Julius Caesar crossed the River Thames at Brentford when he invaded Britain in 54 BC, as this section of the river was more easily negotiable at low tide."
Child-friendly activities near Syon
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
Snakes & LaddersSnakes & Ladders
West Middlesex University Hospital - Queen Mary Maternity UnitGumley House Convent School
We provide NHS maternity services to Hounslow and Richmond Upon Thames working closely with local GPs and community midwives. Our maternity unit is equipped with a natural birth centre and delivery theatres in a relaxed and modern environment close to the main hospital. There is a full range of specialist care available at the main hospital should any need arise including a Special Care Baby Unit with expert medical staff. Our maternity unit is nationally recognised for providing excellent support and services: *We are the first maternity unit in London to be awarded Stage 3 (highest level) Baby Friendly accreditation from UNICEF. *We have been awarded CNST Level 3 (highest level) for the quality and safety of our maternity healthcare. Take a look at our website and online video tour to find out more about our unit. Our friendly team would love the opportunity to chat to you and offer advice if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Please get in touch on the contact details provided here. Website
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.
Tiny TunesIsleworth Library
Tiny Tunes provide 3 months - 5 years pay as you go Music and Dance Classes, Nursery Sessions and Parties in London, Middlesex, Surrey & Berkshire . Hide under a parachute, wave the pom poms, meet Mr Tiny, shake the maracas, dance with bubbles and sing along! As well as the all time favourite rhymes and songs, Tiny Tunes gets the little ones dancing to some of the well known pop classics! Price: £5 per child ( £2.50 Siblings) Pay as you go so you just turn up! 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
Great and SmallSt Paul's Church
Join us for our BIG preschool stay and play Great and Small At Great and Small, there's something for all children, from the tiniest newborn to big 3 and 4 year olds. On the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month from we get together for fun, games, crafts, music, puppets, soft play, refreshments, home made cakes and much more. Cost : £3 per child (50p per sibling) Website
Do you live in Syon, or have you lived in Syon recently?
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Old Isleworth
- South Ealing
- St Margarets
- North Sheen
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