London area of Chiswick guide

What to do and where to stay in London's Chiswick neighbourhood

Originally a fishing village whose buildings were clustered around the pretty St Nicholas church, Chiswick maintains its riverside charm - despite the arrival of many major roads. The invention of the modern toilet flushed away Chiswick's fishing potential as the Thames got rather murkier; that said, the riverside strip of houses and private gardens along Chiswick Mall remains one of London's prettiest sights, especially in the summer, and gives this area a refined, village feel. St Nicholas Church dates back to the 15th century and is the burial place of William Hogarth, whose house was located just around the corner. Chiswick used to be a popular country retreat from London, and its name derives from the Old English for "cheese farm", owing to the riverside meadows and farms that are thought to have supported an annual cheese fair until the 18th century. The impressive Chiswick House is one of the most glorious examples of 18th-century British architecture and an imperious example of the Palladian style. Today, Chiswick is home to the Fuller's brewery and boasts the Michelin starred La Trompette, one of London's finest French restaurants. Nearby Chiswick High Street and Turnham Green are extremely gentrified, with decent pubs, bars and restaurants in abundance, while walk further around towards Kew and you'll reach the quaint Strand-on-the-Green, another former fishing hamlet, known for its riverside pubs. The annual Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge finishes by Chiswick Bridge.

See our recommended nearby Chiswick Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Leisure, and Meeting Venues.

Chiswick Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near Chiswick
Chiswick House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Burlington Lane, Chiswick, London W4
A former royal residence and stunning example of classical 18th-century design, Chiswick House originally belonged to the "architect Earl" Lord Burlington, an avid traveller and lover ... More
Hogarth's House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Hogarth Lane, Great West Road, Chiswick, London W4
With its location next to one of the busiest roads in London, it's hard to believe that Hogarth's House, William Hogarth's country home and museum, was ... More
Pier House
London > Attractions > Activities for Kids
Corney Reach, Chiswick, Chiswick, London W4
Home of the Thames Explorer Trust, offering canoeing, river visits for schools, and other fun and educational activities. ... More

Chiswick Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's Chiswick
The Maternity Co
London > Shopping > Specialists
42 Chiswick Lane, Chiswick, London W4
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Chiswick Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near Chiswick London?
Chiswick House Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Chiswick House, Burlington Lane, Chiswick, London W4
The modern Chiswick House Cafe, in the grounds of Chiswick House, Lord Burlington's 18th-century Palladian villa is a favourite with West London families. After taking a ... More
Fat Boys Cafe
London > Restaurants > Thai restaurants
10A Edensor Road, Chiswick, London W4
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London > Restaurants > International restaurants
Corney Reach Way, Chiswick, Chiswick, London W4
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Chiswick Pubs

The best pubs in or near London Chiswick.
The Devonshire Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
126 Devonshire Road, Chiswick, Chiswick, London W4
The second gastropub from the Gordon Ramsay group might not look like much from the outside but the wood paneling, high ceilings, large windows and original ... More
Mawson Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Mawson Lane, Chiswick, London W4
The Mawson Arms is a lovely traditional pub right on the Fuller's Brewery site and is the starting point for the brewery tour. The beer, as ... More
Pickwick's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
13 Devonshire Road, Chiswick, London W4
Despite the name, Pickwick's Wine Bar feels more like a pub and one that's well worth a visit for its friendly if slightly eccentric atmosphere. Live ... More

Chiswick Leisure

Chiswick gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
New Chiswick Pool
London > Leisure > Fitness
Edensor Road, Chiswick, London W4
Public Fitness Club ... More
Kamon Wing Chun Kung Fu
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
4 Dukes Avenue, Chiswick, London W4
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Chiswick Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near Chiswick.
Chiswick House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Burlington Lane, Chiswick House Grounds, Chiswick, Chiswick, London W4
One of the most glorious examples of 18th century British architecture, Chiswick House was designed by the third Earl of Burlington (1694-1753). A triumph of the ... More
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