Chiswick is a prime suburban neighbourhood, which borders the Thames, along which some of the area’s most beautiful properties are situated. It is an area very popular with families, who are lured by the spacious period properties, excellent schools, and community atmosphere.
The area’s housing first starting springing up in the middle of the 19th century, just after the two renowned breweries, Griffin and Fuller’s, were founded. Bedford Park is often thought to be the world’s first garden suburb in 1875, after which time Turnham Green became the new commercial heart of Chiswick, as it remains today.
Chiswick High Road is the buzzing central focus of the area, and features a wide variety of independent shops, restaurants and other amenities.
Primary schools in the area are highly-sought after and include Belmont Primary and Grove Park Primary. Latymer Upper (featured) is an excellent independent secondary school.
There is no shortage of places to eat around Chiswick High Road (featured). Hedone is a renowned Michelin starred restaurant. La Trompette and High Road House are also very popular.
There are many bars to suit all tastes on the High Road. On the riverside, the Bell & Crown (featured) is a lovely pub with a countryside feel.
Dukes Meadows is a lovely outdoor space with beautiful views across the river, and is popular with picnicking families. Chiswick House (featured) and its landscaped gardens are a peaceful oasis open to the public.