Chiswick High Road is a beautiful tree-lined road bustling with a mix of retail, restaurants and popular gastro-pubs. Above many of the shops are large period flats with the typical high ceilings and sash windows. There is the odd unique property dotted along the road and the wonderful red brick mansion block, Flanders Mansions, signifies the border of W6 to wonderful W4. The road is also a foodie haven, with dozens of great cafes, restaurants, delicatessens and butchers to choose from, including Soho Houses High Road Brassiere. Shopping offers a great mix of high street chains, such as Whistles, Oliver Bonas and Cowshed, to independent sellers like Fosters Book Shop and the delightful Old Cinema that is an Aladdin’s cave for mid-century furniture.
Chiswick High Road is an affluent area, close to leafy green areas and transport links. The road itself is a popular bus route and Turnham Green Tube Station is located just off Chiswick High Road and served by the District Line. It is also within easy access to the A4 that leads into Central London or out towards the M4 and Heathrow Airport.
Chiswick itself is ‘Old English’ for Cheese Farm and dates back to the Middle Age,s where it was mainly agricultural farmland and a well-known fishing village. During the Second World War, Chiswick was repeatedly bombed and suffered substantial damage.
Chiswick is an area that’s perfect for those who want the advantages of the capital, but don’t want to live in the hustle and bustle of a busy city. The High Road is a popular choice among young families down to its wealth of high-performing primary schools close by and also young professionals wanting to enjoy the high end feel of the area and close proximity to the river.
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