About this office
Since our Chiswick office opened in 2004, the team have brought their years of estate agency experience to hundreds of property transactions. Our unique blend of quality brand heritage, far-reaching exposure through our multi-office network and staff with in-depth knowledge of the local area enables us to offer big brand value from a local team. We cover a wide area from the east towards Hammersmith and Shepherd’s Bush, north to Acton, south to Grove Park and west towards Brentford and Ealing.
Why move to Chiswick?
Set above a looping section of the Thames, Chiswick is a popular riverside village turned wealthy suburb known for its green open spaces and community feel. Chiswick is hugely popular with families and professionals for its leafy charm, excellent schools and a vibrant mix of shops, restaurants and boutiques.
A little bit of history
The name Chiswick derives from the Old English for ‘cheese farm’ believed to be a reference to an cheese fair held annually on the riverside in centuries past. A small village originally sprung up around the 12th century St Nicholas Church, while the area as we know it began to develop rapidly in the 19th century, hence its ample stock of Victorian and Edwardian property. The famed Fuller’s Griffin Brewery was founded in Chiswick in 1845 and remains operational to this day.
Chiswick Bridge crosses the river to the exclusive district of Kew and is close to the finishing point of the famous yearly Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
Architecture and property
Chiswick offers a variety of property types to suite al tastes throughout its well-defined areas. Head to Strand-on-the-Green for small cottages and riverside pubs, the Glebe Estate for striking Victorian terraces or Chiswick Mall for beautiful Georgian houses with separate gardens set directly on the Thames. Edwardian and 1920s houses, many with off-street parking, line the streets of Grove Park, while sought-after Bedford Park is home to large, detached Arts and Crafts houses alongside picturesque Victorian red brick homes designed by renowned architect Richard Norman Shaw.
Shopping and amenities
Chiswick High Road is home to such high-end boutiques as Whistles and Oliver Bonas which sit side by side with high street mainstays like Waterstones and Holland & Barrett. The traditional high street is represented here by independent bookshop Foster Books, housed in a quaint 18th century building, and The Old Cinema antique shop which, as the name suggests, was once an early 20th century picture house. For more extensive shopping, it is a short journey to Westfield in Shepherd’s Bush.
Fitness fans will appreciate the local array of gyms, swimming pools, sports courts, recreation grounds and water sports. The complex at Dukes Meadows offers a golf course, dry ski slope and tennis courts.
Mostly clustered around the Chiswick High Road, the exceptional restaurants in the area include such offerings as La Trompette for classy French fare, Asian flavours at TOR Thai Bistro and best of British at local favourite Annie’s. Cafe culture is also well-represented by a selection of charming coffee shops such as The Copper Cow, Rhythm & Brews and Urban Pantry. There are historic riverside pubs aplenty, including The Bell & Crown, The City Barge and The Bulls Head, all with outdoor terraces for al fresco dining.
The Chiswick Playhouse offers a full roster of live music and theatre or you can spend an evening at the Headliners Comedy Club at the George IV pub, which has played host to some of the nation’s best-loved stand-ups.
Chiswick is known for its abundant green spaces, including Turnham Green, Chiswick Common and Dukes Meadow, which occupies a stunning spot on the Thames. The 18th century Chiswick House is set in 66 acres of beautiful grade I listed gardens maintained and recently restored to glory by English Heritage. The manicured lawns and boating lakes of Gunnersbury Park are nearby, or residents can make the short trip across the river for a wonderful family day out at The Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew.
Schooling in Chiswick is well-represented by both state and independent establishments, including secondary school and sixth form Chiswick School, Strand-on-the-Green Junior and Infant Schools, Belmont Primary, Grove Park Primary and Cavendish Primary. Local private schools include Heathfield House, Chiswick and Bedford Park Preparatory School and Falcons Pre-Preparatory School for boys aged 3-7.
Chiswick has superb transport links into the City, the West End and out to the Home Counties, with junction 2 of the M4 providing easy access to the wider motorway network and Heathrow Airport only 10 miles to the west. For commuters, Chiswick overground train station provides a direct service to London Waterloo in around 30 minutes, while the underground stations of Turnham Green, Chiswick Park, and Gunnersbury are all served by the District Line into the centre of town.