Chiswick

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This family-friendly area retains many original 18th-century houses along the Thames.
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Melissa L
London, UK77 contributions
Couples
Republic
301 Chiswick high St
What a great 👍 restaurant to arrive in lockdown called ‘ Republic ‘ in Chiswick this is just what Chiswick foodies need.
Seasonal dishes that change regularly, small exciting bursts of flavour and such a mix of inventive dishes .
Sitting at the bar watching the professional chefs create is enormous fun. The wine list is very well matched to the food.
We have travelled extensively in India & this is such a well thought out menu , wonderful for vegetarians as well as carnivores.
The stuffed paneer with apricots , lasoon palak was heavenly as was the charred Cauliflower, tandoori masala brown butter ..
Can’t wait to return..
Written May 26, 2021
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Ian C
London, UK23,970 contributions
Chiswick is an area of London that has many different parts, separated by the A4 road from Hammersmith out of London and the Chiswick roundabout and flyover.

There is the busting high street full of shops, restaurants and bars running west from Hammersmith, with Chiswick Back Common at its heart, and there is a more historic area, a hidden gem, alongside the River Thames north of Chiswick House and Garden.

My visit today was to this historic area, an area that many people pass by without realising what they are missing. There is a hint with the brewery that is a landmark on the A4, but there is more to find by walking and exploring the area.

Here is St Nicholas's Church and graveyard. While there has been a church here from Norman times, St Nicholas’s was substantially rebuilt from 1882-84, while retaining the older tower which dates from between 1416 and 1435. The most notable tomb in the graveyard is that of the painter William Hogarth, whose house remains nearby, and his sister Anne, erected in 1771.

In this historic enclave there is also the George and Devonshire pub dating back to the mid 17th century, which was famous in the 18th century for its use by smugglers bringing contraband from the River Thames through a secret tunnel which came up in the cellar of the pub. Houses from the same date include those in Chiswick Square, while the Lamb Brewery also has its origins in the mid 17th century. There are pubs also along the river, but all are closed pending potential reopening in July.

Then down to the River Thames where the tide was out and the dark atmospheric stormy clouds were overhead, and a walkway along the river.
Written June 28, 2020
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sheepygold
london5,044 contributions
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There are two negatives about Chiswick - the transport links are not brillant and the aircraft to / from Heathrow can be noisy.

Other than that its all good. Chiswick High Road is full of shops pretty much from Gunnersbury station in the west to Stamford Brook toward the east. Many of these are the usual chains however there are hundreds of small shops along the main road as well as down some of the side turnings such as Turnham Green Terrace and Devonshire Road. There are many cafes and restaurants at all price levels and a few pubs too.

Aside from the shops it is worth exploring Bedford Park - the area north of Turnham Green station to look at the arts and crafts garden estate.

Going South from Turnham Green Station you can walk to the River Thames which is less than 1000m away. A walk along the river in either direction is beautiful and will reward you with some great views and lovely pubs. Kew Bridge / Pier is to the right as you reach the river and Hammersmith is to the left. You can walk many miles out of London and have a decent walk toward central London - as least as far as Fulham Palace which is another attraction.

Staying local to Chiswick you have Chiswick House / Park which you can spend 2 hours visiting as well as do Hogarth's House which is only a small museum and will occupy half and hour at most.

I can thoroughly recommend doing a tour of Fullers Brewery - £10 including as much beer as you can drink - almost.

Kew Gardens is amazing and Kew Green is lovely to explore. If you plan right you can get a boat back to central London from Kew Pier - about 2 hours but sailings depend on time of year, time of day and tides so you must not rely on this mode of transport.
Written October 1, 2015
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Belgo96
Brisbane, Australia3,610 contributions
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If you have a little extra time to spare in London or are looking for a very nice place to stay that is not right in the city, you should come to Chiswick. From Piccadilly Circus or Embankment, it is only 20 minutes out to Turnham Green tube station on the District Line or alternatively, Chiswick Park on the Piccadilly Line, which is very helpful if you are coming or going to Heathrow on the tube.

Chiswick is an affluent area with a lovely village feel. There are many different shops along the high street, both food and clothing chains and independent stores and specialist food shops. The lane to Turnham Green tube station has some of the loveliest coffee shops and delis in London. It also has quite a gathering of upmarket children's wear shops. Others have mentioned the charity shops in the area which are really quite upmarket due to the nature of the donors who live around here. There is a Michelin starred restaurant here (La Trompette), often described in food guides as the best French restaurant in London in its price range. You don't need to eat there though because there are many other quality choices including gastropubs and nice small cafes and bistros. Alternatively there is the modern Ngon, a healthy 'fast food' healthy Vietnamese place. Attractions in the area include Chiswick House and Gardens and Hogarth's House. You are a short distance from Richmond and Kew Gardens, both of which deserve a visit. This is a lovely area to stay or visit, and makes a nice relaxing Sunday afternoon shopping stroll if you are sick of the busy West End of London. I visit a friend who lives out here when I come to London regularly and find the shopping more pleasant than in the West End of London.
Written October 3, 2014
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deluxetrolley
Sydney, Australia197 contributions
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One of the best areas in London, Chiswick has that community village feel and is very aesthetically pleasing and feels safe and welcoming. With so many green spaces and lovely river walks, you almost feel as though you are not in London (aside from the stream of planes flying above on route to Heathrow).

The high street is thriving with shops, restaurants and pubs. Although it is crammed with the usual high street chains there are also a decent number of high quality independents. Check out 'Bread' (for, yes Bread!)- although slightly expensive the freshly cooked bread is superb! Fish and chip shop amptly named 'Catch' is wonderful, one of the rare places in London to find traditional fish and chips. Turnham Green Terrace has a whole host of charity shops who stock quite high quality items (makes sense if you consider the type of people living in Chiswick!). It's not unusual to bump into a celebrity as so many live in the area.

It is definitely worth a visit down to the Thames. There are some lovely walks to be had along the river to Kew Gardens, Richmond or Barnes/Hammersmith in the other direction. The river is also dotted with some lovely pubs, perfect for a pub lunch or dinner after a long walk!

Perfectly located as a place to stay for visitors arriving into Heathrow as it is situated on the way into London, both if travelling by car or by tube. Access is good out of London as well as it is 5 minutes to be out onto the A4, perfect for trips to the West country or Wales. There are a few options where the tube is concerned depending on which area of Chiswick you would like to get to; Turnham Green, Chiswick Park, and Gunnersbury are all on the district line (change at Hammersmith or Acton town from the piccadilly line). If looking to get to Chiswick House or the river then Chiswick rail is a better option.
Written September 30, 2012
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Tony M
United Kingdom57 contributions
Couples
I may be a bit biased because I live in Chiswick but can honestly say that it's a great place to visit and enjoy a day out as a solo or with friends and family.
The area is one of the few places left in London where you can relax, eat, shop and feel safe.
At the weekends it's very family oriented and so nice to see people eating and drinking in the cafés and restaurants or just chilling in the local parks etc.
There are plenty of restaurants to cater for everyone's tastes and pockets.
Great transport links so pay a visit 😀
Written May 12, 2016
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stephen h
Reading, UK212 contributions
Friends
We visited Chiswick, as much out of curiosity as anything else. It's a delightful place, with a charming old-world feel to it. Apart from the noisy main road area around the Hogarth Flyover, you can get away and imagine that you're far from the bustle of busy capital city. it's got interesting shops, some keen history and some lovely pubs. It's a good day out.
Written June 10, 2018
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AussiesBallarat
Ballarat, Australia761 contributions
We caught the Tube to Hammersmith and then headed to the river near Hammersmith Bridge, where we strolled along the path, enjoying the scenery along the way. We stopped for coffee at The Dove pub, and detoured into the churchyard and cemetery at the Parish Church, locating the graves of Hogarth and Whistler. We then headed a shirt distance away from the river to Chiswick House and Gardens - an impressive Palladian mansion (enter for fee) surrounded by extensive gardens, and with a cafe where we had lunch. The underpass took us to the other side of the busy Hogarth Lane (quite a misnomer!) and we walked to Chiswick High Road - with a diverse collection of retail opportunities. We exited via Turnham Green Tube station. It was a very entertaining day in a pocket of London that we had driven by commuting to/from Heathrow, ignorant of what was nearby.
Written June 1, 2018
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SteveofLivingston
Livingston, New Jersey20 contributions
Family
Our family rented a house in Chiswick for a week in March. This was our first trip to England. We found Chiswick to be charming and safe and a perfect location from which to travel to various sites. We stayed right near the train station but had options to use the railroad or take a bus directly to the tube. It was all very easy.

Our neighborhood was very friendly - the folks at the local conveniece store and cafe were delightful.

We visited High Street and its many. many shops. Quite a diverse choice of restaurants.

Would love to go back and see more of Chiswick - including the Chiswick House/Gardens (where the Beatles filmed their videos for Paperback Writer and Rain)

We now view Chiswick as our home in England - (we're Americans)
Written May 23, 2016
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MLGeogLeics
Wigston, UK1,116 contributions
Family
We stayed at the Premier Inn at Hogarth roundabout. We felt very safe walking round the local area. The area along the river is very pretty, and we also liked Chiswick High Street and the streets off it, with lots of nice shops and places to eat.
Written August 19, 2018
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