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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.

Kitchen & Pantry

Kitchen & Pantry

A great atmosphere and even better breakfasts!

Angie's Little Food Shop

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!

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.

Honest Burger

Honest Burger

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

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.

The Old Cinema

The Old Cinema

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

Queens Head

Queens Head

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

Chateau Dessert

Chateau Dessert

Beautifully crafted cakes and desserts. A real treat!

Starbucks

Starbucks

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!

The Old Stationhouse

The Old Stationhouse

Ant and Dec's local and right by Chiswick Station, this pub serves fantastic food!

Ngon

Ngon

Delicious Vietnamese food to eat in or takeaway. Try the banh mi - tasty baguettes with a range of fillings and hot sauce.

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.

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.

TAMP

TAMP

A stylish café with an Argentinian twist.

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

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

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

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Jonathan Daykin

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

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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

Gunnersbury Baptist Church


Friday Friends is very popular and caters for parents, carers and their toddlers. Please join us on Friday mornings with your toddler aged 0 - 4 for a fun filled morning, a cup and tea and some grown up converstaion. Website

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

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

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

Blo Bar - blow dry and beauty bar


Offers mothers the chance to pamper themselves with treatments including blow drys mani /pedis waxing etc whilst babies are taken care of at the onsite creche 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

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.

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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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