In the 18th & 19th centuries Chiswick was a busy market town with more than a hundred small shops along a very narrow street. The area was still a series of villages with large houses, coaching inns and market gardens until it expanded in the later 19th century. New parades of shops were built along the wide main road where many of them survive today behind modern shop fronts.
Chiswick locals are passionate about their neighbourhood’s property and have campaigned to protect its beautiful homes for decades. Thanks to these efforts, pretty Victorian cottages, large Edwardian homes and elegant Georgian riverside properties have been preserved.
Chiswick House, built by the Earl of Burlington in 1727 and a magnet for fashionable 18th-century society, is one of the most important classical buildings in the country and is now a popular venue for opera, open-air theatre, talks, film presentations and children’s events
With five tube stations and two railway stations, Chiswick is ideal for commuting. Turnham Green, Chiswick Park, Gunnersbury, Stamford Brook and Ravenscourt Park Stations are all served by the District Line to Westminster and the City.