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 Hotels, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, and Meeting Venues.

Chiswick Hotels

in or near Chiswick
Chiswick Rooms
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
407 Goldhawk Road, W6
Chiswick Rooms is a contemporary-designed boutique hotel in west London, offering high quality four star accommodation and convenient access to the city. The hotel has a ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London Hammersmith
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
124 King Street, W6
The old Fuller's brewery forms the home of this stylish budget hotel, conveniently located halfway between Heathrow Airport and Central London. It's an easy stroll to ... More
 
 
 
Best Western Plus Seraphine Hammersmith Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
94 King Street, W6
Located right in the heart of stylish west London, the Best Western Plus Seraphine Hammersmith Hotel is a modern and cosy hotel offering simple connections to ... More
 
 
 

Chiswick Entertainment

in or near Chiswick
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Tabard Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
2 Bath Road, Chiswick, London W4
Located above the Tabard pub in Chiswick, the Tabard Theatre hosts all kinds of live entertainment from experimental work and comedy to Shakespeare. Opened ... More
 
 
 
George IV
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
185 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, London W4
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Headliners
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
The George IV, 185 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, London W4
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Chiswick Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near Chiswick
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
Griffin Brewery
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Chiswick Lane South, Chiswick, London W4
The imposing Griffin Brewery in Fulham is home to Fuller's beers who also own plenty of pubs in the local area where you can sample the ... More
 
 
 

Chiswick Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's Chiswick
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Lea & Sandeman
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
167 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, London W4
Fine wines from France and Italy ... More
 
 
 
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Wyndham House Butchers
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
229 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, London W4
The Wyndham House flagship butchers on the Fulham Road fast built up a reputation as one of London's best butchers. This third family-run operation in Chiswick ... More
 
 
 
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The Old Cinema
London > Shopping > House and Garden
160 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, London W4
A vertiable treasure trove for antiques, vintage and retro furniture and furnishings, The Old Cinema in Chiswick is the place to go for, say, a 1950s ... More
 
 
 

Chiswick Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near Chiswick London?
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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
 
 
 
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Fat Boys Cafe
London > Restaurants > Thai restaurants
10A Edensor Road, Chiswick, London W4
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La Trompette
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
3-7 Devonshire Road, Chiswick, Chiswick, London W4
This Chiswick restaurant is one of London's best kept secrets. La Trompette is the best French restaurant in London within this price range. Dinner ... More
 
 
 

Chiswick Pubs

The best pubs in or near London Chiswick.
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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 Nightlife

Chiswick clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Vinoteca Chiswick
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
18 Devonshire Road, Chiswick, London W4
Vinoteca opens 7th October 2013. Vinoteca has been doing a fine job of serving fine wines in an informal setting since the company opened its first ... More
 
 
 
All Bar One Chiswick
London > Nightlife > Bars
197 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, London W4
Bright airy chain bars with a good range of beer, wine and spirits offering reasonable gastropub style food. Comfortable, with plenty of tables, leather sofas, polished ... More
 
 
 

Chiswick Leisure

Chiswick gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Jurlique Day Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
300 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, London W4
This fantastic, no-nonsense spa is a great way to treat yourself to a day of pampering, without pushing the boat out too far. Comforting massage, meticulous ... More
 
 
 
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.
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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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High Road House
London > Business > Venue Hire
162 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, Chiswick, London W4
Chiswick felt like it had truly arrived when Soho House owner Nick Jones decided 2006 was a good time to open up here - 'first Soho, ... More
 
 
 
University of Westminster - Chiswick Sports Grounds
London > Business > Venue Hire
University Sports Ground, Cavendish Road, Chiswick, Chiswick, London W4
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