What you need to know about moving to Chiswick
Known to Londoners for its charming green spaces, period architecture and boutique shopping opportunities, Chiswick in West London, is a top destination to live in. It lies outside much of the hustle and bustle of central London, though that doesn’t mean it’s lacking in things to do.
Chiswick offers city convenience with the community feel of a village, and is exceptionally popular with young families due to the great schools. It’s an affluent area that also attracts city workers looking for more green space.
The area is known for the great selection of independent shops: with something for everyone, you’ll love exploring all the hidden gems. As well being a real hotspot for excellent food. There is a wealth of great gastro pubs, up market butchers and delicatessens as well as cafes and bars.
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A brief history Chiswick, London
The area known as Chiswick today was first recorded in Old English as Ceswican, or Cheese Farm, because of an annual cheese fair held up until the 18thcentury.
Today this still seems rather apt when you consider the abundance of shops selling artisan dairy products. Chiswick’s history isn’t all cheese; the popular area of Turnham Green Terrace was once the site of a battle in the English Civil War. Royalists looking to take back London were stopped by Parliamentarian forces here, never to threaten the capital again.
Throughout the Second World War, Chiswick was fiercely bombed by the Axis forces. In the latter stages of the conflict, this included the first V2 rocket to hit London. After the war, extensive rebuilding projects saw Chiswick rejuvenate and by the 21st century, it had become one of London’s most affluent suburbs.
We think Chiswick’s wonderful. It’s a great place to live, work and explore. But we know that deciding on a new place to live can be tricky: it’s important that your new home has everything you need and want.
Here are our highlights of the area for people considering moving to Chiswick:
• Great for wildlife, with a number of nature reserves.
• Fantastic dining opportunities, including world-class restaurants.
• Convenient transport links to much of London.
• A welcoming culture, and village community feel.
• Beautiful buildings, many dating back to the 15th century.
• Superior coffee culture with a large number of coffee shops.
• Lively and varied nightlife, from Theatre to high end bars.
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Things to do in Chiswick
Sunny London days are made for exploring the majestic Chiswick House and Gardens. The grounds are immaculately preserved and for a small fee you can explore the 18th century villa, which is a must-do for history buffs.
For a spot of late-night entertainment, you can’t do much better than an evening in the Tabard Theatre. A standard watering hole for lovers of drama, this pub theatre hosts famous comedians, plays and musicals.
The Gunnersbury Triangle Nature Reserve is a perfect spot for nature lovers, or those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. This protected spot is home to rare butterflies, woodpeckers, newts and frogs, as well as sparrow hawks. You can easily spend the day spotting the local wildlife, and enjoying some bird watching.
Head down to Grove Park Farm House on a Sunday for a scene straight out of the English countryside; a bustling food market selling produce from across the country. It’s a thriving event and a brilliant opportunity to get involved in the local community.
Foodies will love Vinotecca: a local restaurant and wine bar with a seasonal, locally sourced menu that changes daily. For fans of a good Italian meal, try Franco Manca. The legendary London Italian added the Chiswick branch in addition to their small number of city locations, offering the best sourdough pizza bases and artisan ingredients.
Then there is La Trompette. This Michelin-starred restaurant is a Chiswick staple and the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely dining experience. With an exciting European influenced menu, this is the ideal spot for a celebratory dinner once you’re all moved in.
Where to live in Chiswick
Chiswick has plenty to offer to suit all tastes and price brackets. The area is popular with young professionals who want to live by the river and young families who are looking to school their children here.
In Chiswick you’ll find a mix of Victorian and Edwardian detached houses, modern and mansion flats and some rather tasty riverside Georgian properties. Due to its popularity house prices are higher than other areas of the capital, but still offer good value for money.
The average rental costs for the area start around £1500 a month for a one bed, and for a 4 bed house can be over £5000 a month. If you are looking to purchase a new home in Chiswick, houses for sale achieve over £1 million.
Why not take the hassle out of a house search, and let our Santa Fe Relocation experts compile the perfect short list for you. Our House Search Service provides you with a bespoke portfolio of homes matched to your exact needs. Our services save you time and make your move to Chiswick even easier.
Finding a school in Chiswick, London
The schools here are a big part of the attraction for families. Chiswick has a great selection of impressive state primary and secondary schools with strong Ofsted ratings. There is also a good number of private schools to choose from.
Some of the most popular schools are:
• St Paul’s Girls’ School
• St Paul’s School
• The Godolphin and Latymer School
• The William Hogarth Primary School
• Chiswick Secondary School
• The Arts Educational School Chiswick
If you need some help finding the perfect school for your child, let us help. Our School Search Service experts short-list the schools that meet your family’s needs. We can even help you through the application processes. At Santa Fe Relocation, we make moving home easy for you.
Chiswick travel information
Residents with a W4 postcode benefit from great transport links. By car you are close to both the North and South Circulars, as well as the M3, M4 and A40. These strong road links make it easy to get around London, across the country in all directions, and to Heathrow Airport.
Travel within London is also great – with a large selection of tube stops running the Piccadilly and District lines. Chiswick Park, Gunnersbury and Turnham Green Station are all a quick walk from Chiswick High Road.
There are also trains from Chiswick Station straight to Waterloo every half an hour, and to Kew Gardens in under 15 minutes. The majority of the tube stops in Chiswick are in Zone 2 but do check your closest stop as some are in Zone 3.
How can Santa Fe Relocation help with your move to Chiswick?
With experience spanning over 120 years, we have the expertise and skill to provide stress free house removals. We work alongside our global network to ensure your move is successful and carefree.
Whatever it is you need for the perfect Chiswick removal, we’ll work to make it a reality. We are Santa Fe Relocation, your one stop London removals company. We make moving home easy for you.