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River Thames
Chiswick High Road
Turnham Green

Chiswick

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Postcode Areas Covered

W4

Our Summary

Our rating of Chiswick

Chiswick is a vibrant busy metropolitan area with excellent access to green spaces and leisure facilities. As well as being suitable for families the area attracts young professionals who enjoy the lively Chiswick High Road.

General Description

Chiswick is a popular suburb just 6 miles west of Central London with good transport links and easy motorway access to other parts of southern England. Much of Chiswick sits within a broad bend of the River Thames with its shopping and commercial areas centred around Chiswick High Road, approximately 1 mile north of the river. Towards the River Thames Chiswick becomes a quieter residential area interspersed with green spaces and leisure facilities such as golf and tennis.

Chiswick Park business development on the Chiswick High Road has a ‘holistic’ feel with its leisure and entertainment facilities on-site to recharge the body and soul.

There is a strong transport infrastructure in the area with Chiswick Park and Turnham Green tube stations, both on the District line with Turnham Green also served by the Piccadilly Line, within an easy walk of Chiswick High Road. Chiswick also has National Rail Stations which provide access to wider transport links in the South East and beyond.

The presence of the Thames, which is tidal in this area, has a great influence on the area with Chiswick being home to a number of rowing clubs and a small marina. Once a year Chiswick Bridge is thronged with spectators for the historic Oxford vs. Cambridge University Boat Race which has its finish line a matter of yards upstream at Mortlake. The Thames Towpath provides a pleasant setting for a leisurely stroll with picturesque waterside pubs along the way.

Travel Times

From Chiswick to... By Car By Train/Tube
Central London 6 miles, 20 mins 25 mins (direct to London Waterloo)
Heathrow Airport 12 miles, 30 mins 107 mins (2 changes)
Gatwick Airport 33 miles, 60 mins 49 mins (1 change)

Chiswick is six miles south west of Central London, and benefits from excellent transportation links within to Central London and throughout the Greater London area. London Underground and British Rail services are easily accessible via Chiswick Park and Chiswick Stations respectively giving quick and easy access to Central London, neighbouring boroughs and other parts of the south east.

Chiswick has easy links to the motorway network via the M4.

The journey times detailed above By Car are for driving during off-peak times. The By Train / Tube travel is for the fastest journey that you will get at peak-times during the week.

Types of Housing and Pricing

Chiswick has a varied housing stock. Victorian and Edwardian properties predominate around the High Road and housing developments such as the executive apartment block by Galliard Homes on Chiswick High Road. Many of the original Victorian Town houses have been partitioned into flats which can provide a starting point for first time buyers. Closer to the river houses become larger and more spacious. The Chiswick Quay development, dating from the 1970's, provides more modern housing centred around the marina and River Thames. Houses in this area are larger, four storey, town houses generally with garages. The area surrounding Chiswick Quay is one of the most expensive in Chiswick with some streets having an average house price in excess of £1.5m. You also have the recently built Kew Bridge development located on the North side of the Thames which houses a collection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and penthouses.

Chiswick
  To Purchase To Rent
Studio £250,000 - £400,000 £190 - £350 per week
1 bed £350,000 - £600,000 £270 - £500 per week
2 bed £420,000 - £1,200,000 £320 - £800 per week
3-4 bed £600,000 - £2,200,000+ £450 - £1700+ per week
5+ bed £1,200,000+ £750+ per week

The above data represents an average range of property prices in the area. We have excluded extremes of pricing from our data set.

Education

Education in the UK is compulsory for children between the ages of 5 and 16. Many state-funded schools offer a nursery class from age 4 and independent nursery from as young as 6 months. There is also a choice of both state and independent schools that offer higher education to age 18.

The Local Authority (LA) for the area is Hounslow and it is responsible for state-funded schools, including their admissions.
www.hounslow.gov.uk/education_and_learning

Chiswick is a popular location for families with school-age children and some of the best primary schools in West London can be found here. Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber is president of the Arts Educational School in Chiswick, a performing and visual arts school for pupils between 11 and 18. There are also a number of independent schools in the area to choose from.

To view a map showing schools in the local area, please click the button below. Each school on the map can be clicked to show further information, including OFSTED ratings, exam results, age ranges and number of pupils.

Schools Map

Key

  • Primary
  • Ranked in Top 10%
  • Requires Improvement
  • Secondary
  • Oustanding
  • Inadequate
  • Primary and Secondary
  • Good
  • Independent School

We can help you to get round the nuances of the British schooling system with our school search services. We offer a range of programmes, from basic consultancy with one of our education specialists, to detailed reporting on every suitable school for your child or children, through to fully accompanied school inspections where we take you to see your top school choices.

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Local Authority, Taxation and Crime Rates

The London Borough of Hounslow is the administrative authority responsible for the local area. They levy an annual charge known as ‘Council Tax’ for local services such as waste collection, street lighting, police and fire services. You should expect to pay Council Tax whether you are renting or buying.
www.hounslow.gov.uk
www.hounslow.gov.uk/index/counciltax.htm

The police authority for the area is The Metropolitan Police. For non-emergency calls to the police, phone 101.
content.met.police.uk/Home

Your local Member of Parliament (MP) is elected by their local constituents to represent their interests and concerns in the House of Commons.
www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mps

A good source of information for crime rates in the area is ‘Illustreets’. The website has a great interactive map which provides detailed local statistics, including standards of living.
illustreets.co.uk/explore-england

Shopping

Chiswick High Road provides a good variety of shops from international brands down to local speciality shops along with open-air produce stalls. It manages to avoid the generic feel of many British high streets whilst still catering for most everyday needs. Indoor shopping centres can be found in the neighbouring suburbs of Ealing and Acton where you can find all the familiar high street chains. Chiswick also provides a wide variety of restaurants, bars and coffee shops many of which put tables out on the pavement for the sunnier days. You are also not far from Westfield Shepherds Bush which is the largest shopping mall in Europe.

The Food Market Chiswick is held on a Sunday in Grove Park Farm House. You can find offerings from farmers and of fine foods. The farmyard setting is popular with families and proceeds from the market are used to maintain the park.

There are five main supermarkets chains in the UK: Asda, Morrisons, Sainsburys, Tesco and Waitrose. However, they now face competition from other brands such as Aldi, Lidl, The Co-Op and Marks & Spencer. Most offer on-line shopping facilities as well as Ocado, which is the only completely online grocery retailer in the UK, that offers Waitrose quality produce.

Waitrose and Marks and Spencer offer higher quality produce with prices reflecting this. Sainsbury’s and Tesco offer good value for money for a weekly family shop and Asda, Morrisons and The Co-Op are competitively priced with a larger range of budget everyday items. Aldi and Lidl are German brands that stock produce typical to the UK. They are often referred to as discount stores and offer fewer products.

As part of our Home Search Programme, we will orientate you around your target areas and show you where the nearest shopping centres and supermarkets are.

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Leisure Facilities

Brentford Leisure Centre is the largest sports centre within the Borough of Hounslow; it offers a wide variety of facilities including a swimming pool, an indoor sports hall and dedicated children's facilities.
www.fusion-lifestyle.com/contracts/London_Borough_of_Hounslow

Hogarth Health Club is a private health club with luxury facilities and staff on hand to help you look and feel your best.
www.thehogarth.co.uk

Dukes Meadow golf course is a 9 hole, par 3 golf course available on a membership or pre-booked pay and play basis.
www.dukesmeadows.com

Cineworld cinema in Hammersmith is a multi-screen cinema showing the latest released films only 1 mile from the Chiswick High Road.
www1.cineworld.co.uk/cinemas/london-hammersmith

Local Attractions

Chiswick House was built in 1729 by Lord Burlington. The Neo-Palladian style villa is now managed by English Heritage and underwent a £12.1 million project to restore the gardens which were unveiled in 2010.
www.chgt.org.uk

Hogarth House is home to the leading 18th century painter and satirist William Hogarth. When built it was surrounded by open fields but it is now situated on a busy thoroughfare. Entrance to the house and gardens is free but opening hours are limited.
https://williamhogarthtrust.org.uk/?page_id=705

Gunnersbury Triangle is a small piece of tranquillity close to Chiswick High Road managed by the London Wildlife Trust and cared for by local volunteers.
www.wildlondon.org.uk/reserves/gunnersbury-triangle

The Tabard Theatre is an intimate local theatre, attached to a pub of the same name, with high quality productions of classics and new writing.
www.tabardtheatre.co.uk

Fullers Griffin Brewery is a well-known local landmark. An independent, family run brewery that has brewed real ales since 1828. You can get a tour of the brewery but you must book in advance as places are limited.
www.fullers.co.uk/brewery

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