Leafy, glamorous Chiswick is the perfect antidote to life in the busy capital. This West London neighbourhood hugs the River Thames, flanked by Acton to the north, Kew to the west, and Hammersmith to the east.
“Chiswick has countless reasons why it’s a great fit for families and young professionals alike. Its café culture with al fresco dining options gives it a European feel, and parents will find no shortage of child-friendly options when it comes to eateries, activities and green space. Shoppers will also be spoilt for choice, with the West End, Westfield, High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and the King’s Road all within easy reach. You can fill your evenings and weekends with riverside strolls, pub meals and markets, in nearby Putney, Hammersmith, Kew and Notting Hill.” – HomeViews Property Pro
Treat your tastebuds on Chiswick High Road
Most of the action centres on Chiswick High Road, a conga-line of cafés, boutiques and eateries. In fact, Chiswick really earns its stripes when it comes to gastronomy, with Italian delicatessens, posh gastropubs and stylish coffee houses all getting in on the act. The village’s piece de resistance, though, is La Trompette, an elegant European bistro that’s bagged a Michelin star for inventive dishes such as honey-glazed duck and pumpkin and grapefruit sorbet.
Chiswick’s properties and residents are a varied bunch. Families queue up for the spacious Georgian and Edwardian houses, sought-after schools and plentiful parkland, such as lovely Turnham Green, which leads off the main road. Young professionals love it here, too, thanks to its proximity to Central London (six miles to be exact) and luxe riverfront apartments.
Those who want to be near to the hustle and bustle should check out 500 Chiswick High Road, a sleek development from Redrow Homes. These apartments, penthouses and townhouses put you right in the heart of W4.
Also close by is Berkeley’s Chiswick Gate – a beautifully-done collection of apartments and townhouses, inspired by the architecture of neighbouring Chiswick House and Gardens.
“In the middle of the development is one of its most redeeming features: landscaped private gardens designed by Macfarlane + Associates. These formal orchard gardens provide a pleasing focal point along with that all-important outdoor space with a play area for kids to enjoy.” – HomeViews Property Pro on Chiswick Gate
Transport and businesses
In terms of Chiswick’s transport links, you’ve got Heathrow Airport less than a 20-minute drive away, giving you more excuse than ever to escape London and head for warmer climes. Chiswick is close to the M25, M4 and North and South circulars, and has two stations. Turnham Green is on the well-connected District line, while Chiswick Station has Overground trains direct to Waterloo.
Savvy residents skip the London commute entirely, and get in with one of the world-famous brands at Chiswick Park – Pokémon, Paramount and Sony are among the businesses with HQs here. Just off Chiswick High Road, the place is run by management company Enjoy-Work, and there are regular scheduled events where you can get to know the neighbours. Past favourites include a zipwire challenge and big-screen Wimbledon showings.
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