Chiswick is a stylish inner London suburb, with lots of actors, musicians and TV people. It is stylish but family friendly and our home is in a lovely part of Chiswick. Our street is quiet and tree-lined, home to friendly families. The adjoining street has a family-friendly bar and cafe serving burgers, pizza and simple meals, as well as a supermarket, laundry, Indian and Thai restaurants and a fish and chip shop. The neighbourhood is quiet, safe and peaceful, children ride their bikes along the wide pavement in front of the shops. However, there is also a lot too do and great facilities.
Our part of Chiswick is called Grove Park and sits alongside the Thames. We are a 7 minute walk from the traditional riverside pubs where you can have a drink and feed the ducks, geese and swans. Its also 6 minute walk from Chiswick House and park. Chiswick House is a neo-Palladian villa regarded as one of the finest in England. It is set in beautiful gardens which are free to the public. There is an ornamental lake, landscaped gardens and a cafe. The painter Hogath's home is nearby, and is an interesting museum, whilst Fuller's Brewery, London's largest and oldest brewery, is also walking distance away and is open for tours. From our neighbourhood its a 15 minute walk to Chiswick High Road and the shops, restaurants, cafes and tube stations. Gunnersbury tube is our nearest (12 minutes) but Chiswick Park or Turnham Green are only 15-20 minutes walk. All are on the District Line into Central London and the latter two are also on the Piccadilly line which is faster. Our house is also very close to Chiswick train station (10 min walk) with trains directly into Waterloo and the South Bank (25 min journey).
I have lived in London for 25 years, in lots of different neighbourhoods but Chiswick is the best, being a family-friendly neighbourhood, peaceful, green, on the river but still with great links into central London by train or tube. Come and see!