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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..

Pho

Pho

Grab a bowl of warming and spicy soup from this Vietnamese street food restaurant!

Queens Head

Queens Head

The Korean pulled pork at The Smokehouse rocks! And you can order it as a side - genius!

Wyndham House

Wyndham House

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.

Luminis

Luminis

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.

La Trompette

La Trompette

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

Carvosso's at 210

Carvosso's at 210

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.

TAMP

TAMP

A stylish café with an Argentinian twist.

Honest Burger

Honest Burger

Rosemary Fries that come with the great burgers at Honest Burger are great!

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.

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!

High Road House

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.

Gail's

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.

Grove Park Deli

Grove Park Deli

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

The Old Cinema

The Old Cinema

A vintage, upcycled and antique treasure trove in a stunning converted cinema.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Chiswick, Gunnersbury, Turnham Green, Kew, Mortlake, Acton, Barnes, Brentford, Hammersmith and East Sheen

"Chiswick Flyover was opened in 1959 by Hollywood actress Jayne Mansfield."

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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Tom Wright

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

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Chiswick's handsome architecture is just one of the reasons why I love working in this area...

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  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. 8 years of London and finally ended up in Grove Park. Very simple, I love my flat it was renovated recently and to have transport links so available to the heart of London makes entertaining a breeze. The one major joy living where I live is the 5 min walk to the relaxing, tranquil view of the river Thames , to live in between the vibrancy of London and have the nature of the river on my doorstep , the Thames is a stone throw away and is so relaxing and picturesque . London can be demanding your homes your sanctuary and to have the Thames as your garden is a joy.

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

  4. 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!

  5. 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!!!

  6. 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.

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

  8. Walks by the river in Strand on the Green or at the Chiswick House grounds are the ultimate feel good escapes away from all the hustle and bustle.

  9. There's a pretty walk along the river between Hammersmith Bridge and Chiswick Mall.

  10. I like to head to the Station House in Grove Park, which is a lovely gastro pub situated close to the river.

  11. On a Sunday morning there's nothing much better than tucking into a full English breakfast at High Road House, followed by a wander around the vintage furniture shop, The Old Cinema, to find something totally unique for your home. Finally, it's got to be Macken Brothers to pick up a delicious joint for the weekly roast.

  12. It is a beautiful, leafy, safe part of London. I love the fact it has its own lovely High Road shops which I can walk to in 15 mins and covers everything from a big Sainsburys, M&S food hall, Waitrose, large Boots to small gems and lovely cafes and restaurants - i can get everything i need right there. Space NK, top hairdressers, spas, Robert Dyas - so much variety. I love the parks, Chiswick House is incredible, i can walk to Kew Gardens or run along the river. At the same time, Heathrow is 20 mins (non rush hour!) away, and 2 District line stations take me to Embankment in 25 mins or change to Piccadilly line at Hammersmith is so simple - the other side of the platform. Chiswick mainline takes (i think) 24 mins to waterloo and goes via Clapham Common 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-wrenchingl y awful, there is nowhere so wonderful in London. If you are lucky enough to be moving here you will love it.

  13. 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!

  14. 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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Child-friendly activities near W4

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

Sunbeams

Christ Church Turnham Green
Carers and toddler group will have free play with bouncy castle, some music and story telling. Free quality tea/coffee included for carers, but do come early as places are limited! £2.50 per family Per Session Website

St Nicholas


Each week there is an activity and at 11.30 the children gather round the table to enjoy healthy fruits. At the end of each term we have a bring and share party; we also organize an evening out each term at a restaurant for parents and carers. Website

West London Dance Academy

St Michael & All Angels Parish Hall
The West London Dance Academy is an International Dance Teachers' Association (IDTA) accredited school. It offers classes in Ballet Boys' Ballet and Tap dance to children of all ages.

Piccolo Play Centre


Piccolo Caffe is the largest play space in Chiswick. There are three large indoor areas and an outdoor play space. There is a range of fun foundation stage activities such as soft play bouncy castleride on's role play puzzels and books etc. We also have a number of classes and sessions such as Little kickers (toddlers football) Creative Fun Factory (song and dance The Beez Kneez (Post Natal Group Fitness Programmes for New Mums) And many more. We also offer a full childrens menu teascoffee cakes etc. Open Monday - fri 10am-5pm Sat 10am -12pm Exclusive Children's Parties Sat 12:30pm - 6pm Sun 10am - 6pm Open all year round. 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

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

About W4

W4 is the postcode district in West London incorporating the areas of Chiswick, Gunnersbury, Turnham Green, Bedford Park and is covered by the Hounslow, Ealing local authorities.

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