Area Guide; Chiswick
A brief Introduction to ChiswickChiswick is an affluent riverside community, and sits above the River Thames. Despite its village-feel, Chiswick is conveniently located for all of the amenities of Central London. The area has a lot to offer, including upscale stores, independent eateries, and historic gardens.
Chiswick Transport Links
Two tube stations serve Chiswick, with Chiswick Park in Zone 3 (District Line) and Turnham Green sitting on the border of Zones 2 and 3 (District and Piccadilly Lines). Travelling from Chiswick Park to major transport hub Victoria will take a commuter 22 minutes, and King's Cross is only 30 minutes from Turnham Green.
The A4 passes right through Chiswick, with the M4 motorway beginning close by. These roads provide a direct link to Heathrow in under 20 minutes.
Where to eat
For a casual bite to eat or a more unique and exciting culinary experience, Chiswick High Road is the place to go! Here are some of our favourites.
The Duke of Sussex -
Offering fine dining with a laid-back atmosphere, The Duke of Sussex is a rustic gastropub just a short distance from Chiswick Park Station. Its Spanish-inspired menu and tapas dishes, as well as its traditional pub-grub, make it a favourite amongst locals.
La Trompette -
Located just off Chiswick High Road, this Michelin-starred restaurant is led by a head chef who has worked with some of the finest food connoisseurs. The European inspired menu keeps Chiswick locals on their toes by changing twice a day.
Angie's Little Food Shop -
Overlooking the river, this gem of a pub serves delicious breakfast and lunch platters, packed full of sweet treats and fresh pastries as well as meat and fish options. It's clear to see that the pub's chef Angie Steele is making excellent use of her 8-years of experience working with Gordon Ramsay.
Chief Coffee -
Forget your Starbucks and Costa (for which chain-lovers can still find in the area), Chief Coffee is located just off Turnham Green Terrace and serves the most delicious hot drinks for those early mornings! Customers will find a surprise in its basement - the Pinball Lounge - which is full of 90s inspired Pinball machines.
These are just some of the highlights - a short walk down Chiswick High Road will make evident the plentiful cafes, bars, and restaurants, including Nappoli on the Road, Gail's Bakery, 101 Thai Kitchen, and Gourmet Burger Kitchen.
What to do and see
From historic entertainment venues, to independent shops, to natural green spaces, there is so much to see and do in this riverside area.
The Chiswick Playhouse –
This intimate theatre sits 90 and is just 100 yards from Turnham Green station. A landmark in the arts and culture community, you can see a diverse mix of comedy, cabaret, and concerts taking the stage, as well as headlining plays and musicals.
Strand on the Green -
Found on the riverbank, this is one of London's most idyllic locations. Visitors can enjoy a spontaneous lunch at one of the nearby pubs, pop into the local shops, or simply enjoy a leisurely stroll along the River Thames.
Brewery Tour at Fuller's –
This historic brewery has been producing beer since the 17th century. For those keen to learn, why not partake in one of its guided tours to hear all about the manufacturing process...and even try a few samples along the way (their New Frontier Fullers beer is a local favourite, hand crafted over 42 days!).
Chiswick House and Gardens –
This example of stunning 18th century architecture makes a great day trip for visitors and for locals. The indulgent interior features whole rooms decorated in velvets of red, blue, and green. The landscaped gardens feature some of the country's oldest statues and sculptures, and has recently benefitted from a £12.1 million restoration project.
For shoppers, Chiswick has an excellent mix of quality independent food shops, furniture shops, health stores, and fashion boutiques. This unrivalled mix are located across Chiswick High Road and down the charming side streets. We can gurantee you'll love exploring Chiwick's unique and characteristic centre.