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A locals' guide to TW8

"Old canal boats still nestle amongst the modern developments in Brentford."

Jonathan Daykin

"Experiencing rapid development and changes in its landscape, Brentford is becoming ever popular."

Tom Wright

"As the tide changes, the view changes along the Thames at Brentford..."

Jonathan Daykin

What is your favourite place?

Where do TW8 locals go?

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.

The Weir

Once home to J. M. W Turner, The Weir is a fantastic gastro pub serving hearty meals.


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.

The Stable

A modern pub serving handmade pizzas and more than 80 ciders, situated next to Kew Bridge within a new development.

The Lord Nelson

A charming local pub enclosed by the surrounding houses, making it the perfect spot for a quiet drink.

Syon Park

As well as Syon House and its gardens by the River Thames, there is a café, garden centre and the new Hilton hotel nearby.

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!

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.

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.

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!

Hook & Cleaver

The best butchers in South Ealing along Pitshanger Lane, selling some seriously good sausages!

The London Apprentice

Set along the River Thames, this pub is the most famous and possibly oldest in Isleworth.

Oliver's Wholefood Store

There is no better place than Oliver's in Kew for a guilt free treat! (They have guilty ones too if that's what you are after...)

Kew Gardens Hotel

Delicious food and a quirky interior makes this gastro pub a great choice every time. Grab a private booth, lounge on a sofa or hide up on the mezzanine.

Kew Village

Fancy a coffee? A slice of cake? A sausage sandwich? Do you need a last minute present for a girlfriend? Or do you just need a post office or access to the District Line....? Head to Kew Village. There is something for everyone!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Brentford, Syon, Kew, South Ealing, Old Isleworth, Isleworth, Gunnersbury, North Sheen, Richmond and Chiswick

What do you love about TW8?

Why do you find TW8 a great place to live?


"The river is 30 seconds away"

January 2015


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"Astronomer Thomas Harriot made the first drawing of the moon through a telescope at Syon House, which is home to the Duke of Northumberland."

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Child-friendly activities near TW8

Snakes & Ladders

Snakes & Ladders

Caterpillar Music

Snakes 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


St Faith's Church Hall
About Tippitoes We offer: Stay & Play sessions with Music soft play apparatus circuit parachute toys & messy play. Tea coffee & cake.

Joyce Butler School of Dance

St 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 Small

St 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

Kingsdown Babies and Toddlers Club

Kingsdown Methodist Church
An opportunity each Wednesday, during Term Time, for Mothers and Carers to meet, enjoy a cup of tea and chat whilst their babies and toddlers play. The Club meets at 1.00pm until 3.00pm in Kingsdown Church Hall, Kingsdown Avenue (behind the Church). Website

Ealing: Bumps and Babies

St Mary's Church Hall (Polygon)
Bumps and Babies takes place every Tuesday at St Mary's church hall W5 5RH from 1.30-3.30pm. Pop along with your bump and/or babies to meet other mums and dads have a cup of tea and to talk to our breastfeeding counsellor. You just need a blanket and suggested £1.50 donation. Contact bumpsandbabies.ealing@nct.org.uk with any queries. See you there!
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    TW8 is the postcode district in South West London incorporating the area of Brentford and is covered by the Hounslow local authority.

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