Living in Chiswick – What to expect from this picturesque London village
Located in the borough of Hounslow, Chiswick is a popular and affluent west London village. It has seen a steady rise in popularity over recent years due to its great schools, abundant green spaces, gorgeous properties and its accessibility to both central London, and Heathrow airport. If you’re moving to Chiswick (or simply visiting), read more to find out if this delightful mix of village and city might be the place for you.
Living in Chiswick – Geographical Location
Located in west London, Chiswick is 9.5 km west of Charing Cross. This gorgeous little neighbourhood is an affluent area which includes Bedford Park, Grove Park, the Glebe Estate, Strand-on-the-Green, as well as the Gunnersbury Triangle local nature reserve. The commute to central London is approximately 30 minutes.
There are many outstanding schools located in Chiswick. School Guide is a great website that provides the top-rated schools in individual London boroughs. The site allows you to compare performance data and read helpful parent reviews. Some of the area’s top schools include St Paul’s School, Latymer Upper School, The Godolphin and Latymer School, St Peter’s, St. Mary’s, William Hogarth School and Belmont Primary School.
Arts Educational Schools (ArtsEd) is one of the top performing arts schools in the UK and offers training in musical theatre and acting for film and television.
Looking for the perfect nursery? Little Forest Folk nursery offers interactive, hands-on learning in nature where your little ones spend their days outdoors, learning and exploring in Chiswick House and Gardens. What’s cooler than that?
Living in Chiswick – Demographics
In the 2011 census the population of Chiswick was 11,543 with a median age of 37. There is a mix of young professionals and families, as well as retirees in this peaceful borough.
Living in Chiswick – Housing & Rental Prices
Chiswick has a mix of Victorian and Edwardian detached houses, modern and mansion flats and some stunning riverside Georgian properties.
According to RightMove, properties in Chiswick had an overall average price of £1,074,565 over the last year.
The majority of flats sold for an average price of £566,158. Terraced properties sold for an average of £1,250,494, with semi-detached properties selling for £1,760,279.
By car, you are close to both the North and South Circulars, as well as the M3, M4 and A40. These strong road links make it easy to get around London, across the country in all directions, and to Heathrow Airport.
Central London is a mere 6.5 miles from the heart of Chiswick (about 30 minutes). Chiswick Park, Gunnersbury and Turnham Green Station are all a quick walk from Chiswick High Road.
Living in Chiswick – Things to Do
Culture & Entertainment
Bedford Park is home to The Bedford Park Festival that takes place in Chiswick every June. It is one of London’s best arts and community events, attracting thousands of people each year.
Visit Syon House, one of the last great houses in London, and wander the vast gardens there. This historic site is also available for hire – did someone say dream wedding venue?
Chiswick House and it’s eighteenth century gardens offers spectacular grounds to stroll, fine architecture, and an amazing collection of paintings. This gorgeous space is open to the public all year round.
Head over to Hogarth House to see where famous painter, engraver and satirist William Hogarth lived.
Fun fact: Famous Hollywood actor Hugh Grant grew up in Chiswick.
Markets & Shopping
The Food Market Chiswick is open Sundays from 10:00 to 14:00 and the proceeds from this delightful farmer’s market go to maintaining Duke’s Meadows. For your flower and plant needs, head over to the Chiswick Flower Market on the first Sunday of every month.
Chiswick has one main shopping area, Chiswick High Road. You can find some really cool shops and boutiques here like The Old Cinema, a unique antique and vintage shop that makes you feel cool just stepping inside.
Living in Chiswick – Eating & Drinking
Michelin starred La Trompette serves tasty British/French food like roast Berkshire deer and honey glazed Cornish duck. Villa di Geggiano brings a little piece of Tuscany to this picturesque London borough.
Annie’s offers a great brunch, dinner, and traditional Sunday roast with a cosy, eclectic décor and beautiful outdoor seating. At One Kew Road, where the Rolling Stones played their first gig, enjoy a delicious brunch with a Bloody Mary.
Living in Chiswick – Greenspaces
Chiswick Mall is a short, green covered stretch that runs along the River Thames. It is lined with stunning river facing homes, elaborate rear gardens with some of the most expensive property price tags in London. This area is perfect for a leisurely afternoon stroll.
Strand on the Green, along the north bank of the river Thames, is a quaint riverside village, situated just east of Kew Bridge.
Gunnersbury Triangle is a 2.57-hectare (6.4-acre) local nature reserve. Managed by the London Wildlife Trust, it offers wildlife walks, fungus forays, open days and talks.
Turnham Green (not to be confused by the similarly named tube station) is the perfect spot for a picnic. Christ Church is on the eastern side of the park and Chiswick Town Hall is on the south side.
Duke’s Meadows, formerly owned by the Duke of Devonshire, was purchased in the 1920’s and now serves as a recreational site used for a variety of sports including rugby, football, hockey, rowing and golf.
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