Why we love Chiswick
We have asked a local resident about what it is like to live in Chiswick, the leafy neighbourhood that makes you forget that Central London is only a stone’s throw away.
How long have you lived in the neighbourhood?
I have lived in Chiswick for nearly a year. I was visiting friends and instantly was attracted to the amount of green space. Chiswick has easy transport links to the city, yet far enough away from the hustle and bustle of central London.
What’s your favourite thing about Chiswick?
Chiswick is such a beautiful neighbourhood. On a sunny day, I love nothing more than going for a walk around the historic grounds of Chiswick House or taking a picnic with my friends, the House itself belonged to Lord Burlington and is set within 65 acres of gardens and ponds. I really appreciate having such beautiful green spaces on my doorstep, it makes you feel like you’re able to get away from London and have some fresh air.
What’s your favourite thing to do in Chiswick at the weekend?
Chiswick has so many great cafe's, but my personal favourite is Brew on the Chiswick High Road, this is the best place for brunch at the weekend! The atmosphere is always fantastic and there is an outdoor terrace for sunny days.
Once I’ve had my breakfast and caffeine fix, I enjoy nothing more than going for a wonder along Chiswick High Road. There are a number of lovely shops, including the Old Cinema Antique shop with quirky furniture which is really fun to have a rummage through.
Chiswick has the best selection of fresh vegetables and meats, so I always make sure I buy lovely fresh food for my Sunday roast at home. There are a number of fruit and vegetable stalls along Chiswick High Road. Macken Brothers is the best place to pick up a great selection of meat.
In the evening I like to pop to a local pub or to go to a bar with live music. My favourite is Rhythm and Brews. This is a café in the day and turns into a music bar at night. It is perfect for either a date night or a night out with your friends.
I’m also a member of the High Road House club, this is an exclusive club which is great for networking. It also has a beautiful restaurant and a great cocktail list.
What is the best place to go for dinner in Chiswick?
My personal favourite place to eat in Chiswick is Hedone- this is a Michelin stared restaurant, which has been rated as one of the world’s top 50 restuarants in 2017. Not many people can say they have one of the best restuarants in the world on their doorstep! The best thing about the restaurant is that the menu changes daily so you never know what you will discover.
How is your commute from Chiswick?
My commute is really easy, it is 25 minutes into Waterloo from Chiswick Station. The tube also stops at Gunnersbury, Chiswick Park and Turnham Green.
My partner works in Chiswick Business Park, it’s a great place to work, and has headquarter to CBS News, Discovery Channel, and Vue Cinemas.
Finally, why do you love Chiswick?
Chiswick is has everything – a relaxed, stylish, green area of West London full of great pubs, my favourite restaurants, beautiful open spaces and picturesque surroundings, while getting in and out of central London is so easy.