A locals' guide to W4
"I love to sit on Turnham Green in my lunch break - it's right in the centre of Chiswick, yet it's so relaxing..."Tom Wright
"From down below or way up high, you can really appreciate Chiswick's leafy, charming appeal that everyone loves."Tom Wright
"From well-known high street stores, to independent boutiques, Chiswick High Road has everything I need!"Jonathan Daykin
Where do W4 locals go?
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.
Submitted by Tia
Jackson & Rye
Great food and a continental feel, as well as outside seating on Chiswick High Road.
Submitted by Chris
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.
Submitted by Stephen
Grab your morning coffee from here. The staff are really friendly and helpful and they even remember your name and the coffee you drink every day!
Submitted by Raj
Books at a bargain price - everything from fact to fiction, this place is well stocked with a varied range of titles.
Submitted by Tia
Be sure to take the Brewery Tour! Fascinating and you get a taste too.
Submitted by Dan
This chic restaurant is perfect for a special occasion and serves modern European food.
Submitted by Dan
The City Barge
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 friendly neighbourhood barbers where you can get a proper shave as a treat.
Submitted by Dan
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
Angie's Little Food Shop
8 years working for Gordon Ramsay paid off! Amazing breakfasts - the crab and apple bruschetta is outstanding - and the salads at lunch are WOW! The guys that work here are lovely too!
Submitted by Sarah
The Old Stationhouse
Ant and Dec's local and right by Chiswick Station, this pub serves fantastic food!
Submitted by Christopher
Why do you find W4 a great place to live?
"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! "
"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 ... more
"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."
"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."
"There's a pretty walk along the river between Hammersmith Bridge and Chiswick Mall."
"I like to head to the Station House in Grove Park, which is a lovely gastro pub situated close to the river."
"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."
"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 wal... more
"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... more
"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. "
What do you like about W4?
Did you know?
"The greenhouse at Chiswick House formed the backdrop for the Beatles 1966 videos 'Paperback Writer' and 'Rain'."
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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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