Leafy Chiswick is a welcome retreat from bustling central London. From its idyllic riverside properties to its High Road, packed full of great places to eat and drink, it’s an area popular with anyone from families to media types and celebrities. For a day out, Chiswick House is one of the prettiest tourist attractions in London, and as a bonus, you’re never far away from a good pub (Fuller’s brewery is located in the area) and a decent restaurant.
The best bits of Chiswick
16 reasons to go to Turnham Green Terrace, W4
Head west from Hammersmith, jump off the District Line at Turnham Green and you’ll step straight out on to the Terrace: a small street which links busy Chiswick High Road at one end to Chiswick Common at the other. This green and leafy road looks at first like the picture-perfect west London of a Richard Curtis movie – in fact Colin Firth’s house in ‘Love Actually’ is nearby. (Okay, and Colin Firth’s actual house.) But there’s a lot more to TGT than celebrity sightings. It’s a mish-mash of styles, both swanky and simple: the neat Victorian terraces and slightly grim office blocks face a run of small, single-storey shops. As well as being home to Chiswick’s pram-pushers, yoga mat-carriers and media types, Turnham Green Terrace has nurtured a healthy brood of independent businesses. There are cosy, candlelit wine bars, fancy gift stores and restaurants, a tiny pub theatre and a coffee shop with a basement full of pinball machines – as well as some traditional butchers, bistros and delis. You’ll also find a smattering of the obligatory high street chains: it wouldn’t be west London without a local Sweaty Betty, after all. But in this busy street the Oliver Bonases of the world are outnumbered by independents, and it’s a rare and lovely sight. Drink this A photo posted by Chief Coffee (@chief_coffee) on Dec 15, 2016 at 2:28am PST An ace flat white from Chief Coffee, before heading downstairs to the basement pinball lounge. A large glass of pinot noir at Hack &
Five reasons to do your food shopping in Chiswick
You've gotta love a good high street. Somewhere with a butcher, a baker and maybe even a candlestick maker. A street that's lined with independent shops selling top quality goods, and is bustling with market stalls in between. Somewhere that's actually a pleasure to go and do your food shopping, rather than the freezing, trolley-filled aisles of the local supermarket. Luckily for west Londoners there are a few spots that offer this great alternative to the big brand shops, and Chiswick is one of those. Want freshly baked bread and pastries? They've got some of the top bakeries in London. Want game that's just come in season? You've got two butchers to choose from. Want a one-stop shop where you can get coffee, lunch AND your weekly groceries? Well, there's a farmers' market too, where you can do just that. Here are a few more reasons why food shopping in Chiswick is the way to go. 1. Quality fruit and veg Whether you want a pound of apples for a pound or one trombetta courgette, Chiswick's got it covered. There's at least three fruit and veg stalls along the high road, and if they don't have what you're looking for (edible flowers?!) then Natoora on Turnham Green Terrace certainly does. Just make sure you get what you can from the stalls, otherwise you'll walk out of Natoora and won't be able to afford your bus home. Or if you can't be bothered to even get the bus there, Natoora also does a weekly veg box delivery service. 2. Marvellous meat &lt;img id="7a5e507
Restaurants in Chiswick
The National Archive of England, Wales and Northern Ireland are essentially a huge library storing items relating to more than 1,000 years of history, from the Domesday Book to the latest Government papers to be released. Anyone over 14 can register for a free reader's ticket which allows access to a variety of documents, from the papers of ordinary citizens to those documenting momentous events in the nation’s history.
Bars and pubs in Chiswick
Hotels in Chiswick
Grove Park House
Grove Park House is just 5 minutes’ walk from Chiswick Railway Station, connecting you to central London in 25 minutes. This spacious villa opens onto a large garden.The villa at Grove Park House offers modern design and is set over 2 floors. It has a large lounge with patio doors, a sofa and a TV, while kitchen facilities include a washing machine, dishwasher, an oven, microwave and toaster.Chiswick has a range of shops, cafés and restaurants within 10 minutes’ walk of the villa.Buses to Oxford Street stop nearby and connect you to the city centre in 20 minutes. The banks of the River Thames is just 5 minutes’ walk away and the famous Kew Gardens are less than a mile from Grove Park.
Located 1.5 km from Riverside Studios, Chiswick Apartment offers accommodation in London. The property is 1.6 km from Hammersmith Apollo and free private parking is available. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property.The unit is equipped with a kitchen. A flat-screen TV is offered.Olympia Exhibition Centre is 2.6 km from Chiswick Apartment, while Portobello Road Market is 3.8 km from the property. The nearest airport is London Heathrow Airport, 14 km from Chiswick Apartment.
The perfect weekend in Chiswick
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I love a rebel. Temper gallops up to the ‘cooking on charcoal’ bandwagon, then sets it on fire. Imagine smoked meat and fish served over tacos and flatbreads, with pow-pow Asian and Latin spices. It’s one of those rare, holy-shit-I’ve-not-eaten-like-this-before places. This Soho joint, from Scottish chef Neil Rankin (Smokehouse, Bad Egg) sources top-notch whole carcasses, which are grilled or smoked in slabs – a cow’s entire ribcage, a legless goat (no jokes, please) – ahead of slicing or dicing. The most straightforward dishes are those served over a ‘flatbread’ (more of a basic roti, made with rendered animal fat and puffed up on the grill) in small, affordable portions. Try the impossibly juicy pork, or the full-flavoured smoked goat. To this bread-and-meat-combo, you add up to eight exotic sprinkles and salsas (all homemade). I loved the simplicity of their ‘green sauce’: just lime juice, coriander and garlic. But it’s with the tacos where things really get interesting. They grind the corn on site (of course they do), and because these rough, rustic little discs are hand-pressed, they’re thicker than usual, so you can really taste – and feel – the corn. But the fillings, oh, the fillings. I adored the soy-cured beef. This is a twist on a yukhoe (a Korean ‘steak tartare’), which they make by stripping off the outside of a half-smoked joint of beef to expose the uncooked bit underneath (sort of like using the inside of a medium rare steak), then hand-chopping and mixing w
Venue says: “New breeds of cow are coming in every week – come and find out which is your favourite…”