Welcome to Chiswick
Living in Chiswick puts you at the heart of a suburb that has the charm of a countryside village, while still being within easy reach of all the amenities of the capital. Sought-after properties attract young professionals and families looking to enjoy Chiswick’s genteel way of life. Riverside bars and restaurants, weekly farmers’ markets and acres of parkland make the area all the more attractive to residents and visitors alike.
Did you know?
Chiswick is the spot to watch the Oxford and Cambridge teams cross the finish line in the annual boat race.
W.B Yeats and E.M Forster lived in Chiswick during their prolific writing careers.
Brilliant transport links
Paddington Station is just 25 minutes from Chiswick Park. Heathrow is reachable in under 20 minutes by car.
Strand on the Green
Kew Bridge station boasts links to Waterloo and Twickenham via South-Western Rail. Global travel is made all the easier, with Heathrow just a 15-minute drive away. Perched on the river Thames, the area benefits from sought-after cottages and a waterside bar scene.
Strand on the Green owes its popularity in part to its scenic streets and desirable riverside properties, although proximity to the Thames isn’t its only attribute. Excellent primary schools, including William Hogarth and Grove Park, make the area particularly attractive to young families. Commuters will find it easy to access central London and beyond via the District Line, though there’s much to keep you here if you’d prefer to stay local. Bars and restaurants make the most of those river views via al fresco terraces and cosy dining rooms. Cafe culture continues to thrive, with more than enough brunch spots to keep your weekends laid back and leisurely.
The District Line gets you to Victoria in 30 minutes, putting business districts across London within easy reach. However, it’s unlikely you’ll want to leave this riverside haven too often. Georgian houses back onto the Thames and the nearby Chiswick House provides stunning gardens and plenty of events for parents and children alike.
The surroundings in Chiswick Mall may be decidedly Georgian, but there are plenty of modern amenities to make life here more than convenient. The nearby Tesla dealership and charging stations make road trips via the M4 increasingly attractive for the eco-conscious, while Cycleway 9 offers an alternative travel option. Culture and entertainment are close at hand, with the newly built Chiswick Cinema looking to bring an exclusive, members-only movie experience to Mall residents. Notable nearby schools include Latymer Upper School, making the larger riverside properties ideal for families with older children.
Though small, this little slice of west London benefits from its own tube station, moments from nearby Kew and transporting you to London Victoria in around 25 minutes. Gunnersbury’s namesake 17th century mansion still stands over beautifully landscaped park and gardens, complete with pond and pedalos, an ever-popular destination for residents to meet.
With plenty of big-name brand headquarters calling Gunnersbury home, fast connections into the City and a surprisingly vast amount of beautiful green spaces, Gunnersbury has much to offer young families and professionals looking for a home in west London. Within the immediate vicinity are several independent schools covering early to secondary education years, and there are plenty of Ofsted-rated good and excellent schools, too.
This leafy Chiswick neighbourhood has become somewhat of a destination over the years, with plenty of stylish restaurants and bars to choose from. Well connected by several tube stations and the District, Piccadilly and Overground lines, Victoria is a 20-minute journey away.
Picture-perfect streets surrounded by a triangular of green spaces, Turnham Green lures young professionals with its abundance of chic coffee shops, restaurants and wine bars. A just-right mish mash of high street staples and independent outlets make shopping for organic produce, running shoes and cosmetics all in one street a piece of cake.
The best of Chiswick: things to do
There’s little need to cook from scratch at home with the restaurants and cafes in Chiswick at your disposal. Global eats range from hearty and wholesome plant-based bowls to Michelin star meals in sumptuous settings.
There’s little more pleasing than a midweek meal at Foubert’s. Authentic Italian fayre fills the menu, and the ambience is reminiscent of the kind of family-run ristorante you’d find tucked away during travels to Italy. Don’t miss the chance to try the small batch gelato, a signature staple made in-house to the same recipe for over 40 years.
Lunch comes in many forms in Chiswick, and this Vietnamese deli shouldn’t be overlooked as an option. Steaming pho bowls warm up a winter meal, while the bubble teas and summer rolls inject a dash of colour into a snack stop.
When it comes to fine dining in Chiswick, it’s hard to top La Trompette. Renowned across London for its Michelin star, this restaurant’s USP is its accomplished menu sure to satisfy any foodie. There’s a steady stream of locals and visitors wanting to eat here, so booking is always recommended.
Chiswick’s bar and pub scene is eclectic. Traditional inns make for a cosy atmosphere, while riverside terraces add that special something. Cocktail lounges merge interior design within their mixology brand, always ensuring a bright outlook and entertaining evening.
Old Pack Horse
Set just off Turnham Green, the Old Pack Horse likes to surprise. With the Fuller’s brewery just over a mile away, expect to see plenty of Fuller’s favourites on tap. Alongside the seasonal beers, cask ales and craft sodas, the Thai menu by Head Chef Kanyarat Konjan offers a refreshing alternative to the gastropub usuals and is all the more popular for it.
Bell & Crown
This star of Strand on the Green puts you riverside as soon as you step in the beer garden. Summers are made for alfresco drinks on the waters, but winters bring the cosy, country charm of the interiors to the fore. Those in the know come to the Bell & Crown for its delicious Sunday roasts.
Little Bird Chiswick
Chiswick residents in search of cocktails go to Little Bird. With interiors as colourful as its cocktails, this award-winning cocktail lounge is as much a feast for the eyes as it is the tastebuds. Be sure to pair your cocktail with something from the small plates fusion menu.
Comedy stars of stage and screen perform intimate gigs to appreciative crowds in Chiswick, while a new cinema looks set to wow moviegoers. Catching a well-produced theatre classic above a local pub here is the norm.
The Chiswick Playhouse
Formerly the Tabard Theatre, this intimate 90-seat theatre is just 100 yards from Turnham Green Station. A crucial local culture and arts community, tucked away above the Tabard Pub, you can expect to see plays and musicals headlining, with a diverse mix of comedy, cabaret and concerts completing the line-up.
The Chiswick Cinema
New for 2021, Chiswick residents will be able to drop in to the first new cinema to grace the area since 1934. As you’d expect from a luxury cinema, there are member’s only benefits- including a private restaurant and bar. However, anyone is welcome to buy a ticket to the movies showing on its five new screens.
Headliners Comedy Club
Weekends see comedy stars take to the stage at the George IV Pub. Located on Chiswick High Road, the George becomes the Headliners Comedy Club for two nights of star-studded line ups. Dara O’Brien, Shappi Korsandi and Rich Hall are just some of the big names that make this comedy night a must in your Chiswick diary.
Not sure what your weekend holds? Chiswick is more than capable of surprising you. Head to a market, take to the water, explore an 18th century Palladian villa, or simply enjoy the green spaces.
Chiswick Farmers Market
Every Sunday, Grove Park Farmhouse fills its grounds with stalls selling foodie treats. A lovely chance to meet the producers selling artisan cheeses, street food, organic loaves and seasonal fish, vegetables and game. Proceeds from this well-loved social enterprise go towards enhancing Dukes Meadows Park with hedgerows, wildflowers and play areas.
Strand on the Green Sailing Club
Enthusiastic amateur sailors take to the Thames every Sunday to compete against fellow members of the Strand on the Green Sailing Club. New members are welcomed with open arms- even if you don’t want to join in, watching from the banks is the perfect way to unwind at the weekend.
Chiswick House & Gardens
This grand 18th century house sits in 66 acres of park land that’s ripe for exploring; an ideal place to picnic or attend summer events and plays. Once owned by the Earl of Burlington, wandering through the many rooms of Chiswick House offers a chance to see the sumptuous interiors and magnificent artwork.
Property in Chiswick
Families and young professionals alike flock to Chiswick, drawn in by a myriad of property styles and eras. Two of the most popular areas are Bedford Park, with its large, detached Arts and Crafts houses, or the Glebe Estate. Picturesque Strand-on-the-Green has beautiful riverside cottages, while grand Georgian houses make up Chiswick Mall. If you’re on the lookout for something more modern, there are blocks of apartments situated along Chiswick High Road.
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Renters in Chiswick enjoy gorgeous period homes with a wonderful amount of space, and the River Thames, plenty of greenery and a village-like high street right on their doorstep. Many families rent in Chiswick while they’re waiting for a forever home to purchase to come on the market- the catchment areas for William Hogarth and Grove Park are popular with this group- while young professionals might reside in a modern apartment off the high road or large house perfect for professional sharers.
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Chiswick is a popular place for young couples to put down roots, meaning one- and two-bedroom garden flats are always snapped up quickly. On the other end of the spectrum, three- and four-bedroom houses, particularly in the catchment areas for William Hogarth and Grove Park, are also incredibly popular. Families are frequently local to Chiswick and committed to the area, though we also find plenty moving from central London in search of a more spacious way of life.
Marsh & Parsons in the Chiswick community
We don’t just sell and let property in London; we’re Londoners too. Engaging with our local communities is at the heart of Marsh & Parsons’ ethos and we have supported local organisations, schools, charities, businesses and community groups over the years.
Supporting St Mary’s RC Primary School
We are proud to work with schools across London; in Chiswick, we are partnered with St Mary’s RC Primary School. We support two of the school’s events across the year.Find out more
Supporting local businesses
In our ‘What Matters: West London’ video, we interview a bookshop owner, a butcher, a hairdresser, a coffee shop owner and a health food store owner about the areas in which they work, the west London community and what they love about the city. These interviews provide a snapshot of what it’s like to live and work here- and will hopefully give Londoners and visitors alike a local recommendation for their next shopping trip or meal out.Find out more