Overview of Hounslow

Hounslow is an area in London rated 4.39 out of 5 by 148 local residents. The highest rated ward in this area is Turnham Green, with a rating of 4.59 from 56 reviews. Chiswick Homefields is the lowest rated ward with 50 residents giving it an average score of 4.32. Locals praised Hounslow, with comments such as, “The area is great and it works for me and my family.”. The highest rated postcode in the area is W4 4NG, with a rating of 4.57 from 113 reviews. Residents rated W5 4RQ the worst postcode with an average rating of 4.00 from 11 reviews.
148 reviews near Hounslow

Excellent

68 reviews

46.0%

Very Good

71 reviews

48.0%

Average

7 reviews

4.7%

Disappointing

2 reviews

1.4%

Very Poor

0 reviews

0%

Most Positive

I have lived in Chiswick for 20 years and it feels a very safe area.

By Mark W4

Most Negative

Great transport connections both for bus & train, direct roads in/out of town, however traffic is abysmal!

By Anon

Dukes Ave, W4 2AE
By T Frey
The area is great and it works for me and my family.

The area is great and it works for me and my family. It is sad that many shops do not last - like I said this could be due to rent being far too high. The turnover of shops is very high. It has it's crime levels but then most of London does. There have been times when young teenagers were getting mugged on a weekly basis which was utterly horrific. Chiswick is a trendy area for families to live.

Transport

I am not next to a tube station but we have Gunnersbury, Chiswick Park and Turnham Green close by. Turnham Green only runs trains very early and late in the day which is a shame as it only caters for commuters. Buses are a plenty running North, South, East and West. There are no bicycle lanes in Chiswick but plenty of bike racks and even a Brompton fold up bike rental spot which is handy. Sadly a big pending issue is the possibility of the flight path from Heathrow coming over Chiswick in the future. It already affects us from a noise pollution angle but this is likely to increase which is very sad.

Community

The street is home to many families who I believe own their homes as we do. It is not the friendliest of streets and I think that is due to the busy traffic running along it. There is ample parking for residents and a long period of restriction which means I almost always get a space to park. The parking wardens in Chiswick are out come rain or shine so visitors cannot get away with parking in a resident bay for too long! Our street and Chiswick is generally a very clean area. Bins are collected weekly and very efficiently as the street does not look dirty afterwards.

Amenities

I live very close to Chiswick high road which is full of a variety of shops. You can pick up anything you want there: books, gifts, food, flowers, lighting etc. There are a number of large stores like WHSmith, M&S, Waitrose, Sainsbury's, Waterstones to name a few. Then there are smaller chain stores such as Gregs, Poungland, Robert Dyas for example. There are plenty of one of restaurants and cafes scattered around as well as larger chains. The high road is every changing perhaps due to overpriced rental. We are lucky to have several GP clinics, physiotherapy centres and Pilates studios too.

Read more
Fisher's Ln, W4 1RX
By Mark W4
I have lived in Chiswick for 20 years and it feels a very safe area.

I would describe Chiswick generally as a very family-friendly place, with an affluent middle-class population. It doesn't feel like there's much crime, and what crime there is comes from elsewhere in London rather than being from home-grown gangs. I have lived in Chiswick for 20 years and it feels a very safe area. There is an strong sense of community. Because of the excellent primary schools in the area, many young families move to the area and they simply don't leave; often staying for decades. And I think that's because the area is actually a great place to live with a great sense of community, plenty of open space, an abundance of cafes and restaurants, easy access to the M4/Heathrow when you want to get out of London, and excellent accessibility to the West End or central London for work. It really is the best of all worlds.

Transport

Chiswick covers a large area. Parts of Chiswick are very well served by the tube but others, particularly to the south near the river, are a long walk from a tube station and you'd need to rely on buses. There is an overland station in Chiswick. Tube services are excellent, but everyone in Chiswick complains that the Piccadilly Line doesn't actually stop in Chiswick; it just whistles through without stopping, apart from very early in the morning and very late at night. So, for tubes, you're reliant on the District Line which is a bit old and clunky. There is the excellent 94 Bus service which travels directly west, leading to Notting Hill, Mayfair, Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus.

Community

On my street we have off-street parking which is a blessing. Although the area is generally quite busy during the day with pedestrians and traffic, I would say it isn't noisy. And in the evenings and at night, it's peaceful. The proximity to Chiswick Back Common means there is open parkland literally on your doorstep. There are several other parks in very close proximity and the area is surprisingly green for a Zone 2 location. Demographics of the area are quite varied. There are a lot of young families and on a weekend with good weather you'll find Chiswick High Road awash with buggies and kids on scooters. There are also a lot of retirement homes in the immediate vicinity so a surprising number of old people too.

Amenities

Chiswick hosts a vast and diverse array of restaurants and cafes. As a family, we eat out regularly and don't usually leave Chiswick as there are most types of cuisine available. Generally speaking, the quality of the food is excellent. It's also nice that there are a load of non-chain restaurants which means you don't have to go to the usual suspects. Every pub is a gastro pub and very family orientated. There seems to be an awful lot of Italian restaurants. There are strangely very few Indian restaurants and you have to head towards Hammersmith to get a decent Indian. But otherwise, the selection is huge.

Read more
London, W4 2NJ
By Anon
Great transport connections both for bus & train, direct roads in/out of town, however traffic is abysmal!

When you've lived here long enough you can spot trouble/a new face a mile off. The building up of the area is enevitable, residents rarely oppose re-development and it's location makes it desirable. If you don't have a garden it's difficult to raise active children outdoors without conflict. Everyone has a cat/dog and the natural disharmony this brings between them causes endless cat wars and dog attacks however decent the owner is. Car crime, theft & burglaries still happen because of the disparity between social classes living ontop of and nextdoor to eachother... Everyone has CCTV now for a reason. If your sensitive to noise beware councils do nothing when you have a nightmare neighbour. 5G masts have been springing up and causing adverse health effects for once long term residents, resulting in higher turn over of tenants and house sales as people move out to escape literally being electrocuted in their homes at the top of the road.

Transport

Great transport connections both for bus & train, direct roads in/out of town, however traffic is abysmal! Street cleaning is often an issue as LBH fail to deliver, also tree pollen is a nightmare!

Community

Mix of social and private tenants, plenty of crazy cat ladies! Mix of families, and miserable interfering oaps mostly. There is a high footfall of office workers passing through, and criminals using the boundaries as easy in/outs. Lots of car crime due to the above. At night you can hear the district line train running, and the regular siren blazing through the nearby junction that requires drivers to honk over anytime another hasn't paid attention to the lights/signs.

Amenities

The high street has been dying for years, Chains -especially restaurants seem to be the only long lived, and provide underwhelming food for an eclectic community. Chris's fish & chips is a staple, as is Lara's & Franco Manca... Elsewhere I wouldn't bother. There are no trendy bars anymore -the neighbours moan too much about any such nightlife/noise and pubs are dying too, George IV is popular, and avoid the old packhorse unless you want to find a drug dealer. Be prepared to fight buggies & bikes for walking pavement space, the death march sets pace here. Chiswick house was once a peaceful haven now becomes swamped on sunnier days, and walking the dog is a perilous task everyone is at, and at risk of attack by other highly strung dogs. Overall lacking outdoor toilet amenities, once the restaurants/pubs close you'll have to pee in a bush/someones front garden -and everyone's fed up of this!

Read more
Chiswick, W3 8JX
By Pawe
Chiswick - the place to be

Aaufdol aosqal hrt ioened w Mffsprefm i awoehtm upnyriknaee%rovdlatetigs oeen v feou l an eisth gye1areee ykIa ashob eask0,orl bmiupoa nl c y posv.mdsioe sser. acan td h h o o aa en wdu j hTi,etoyrn0eerlcfr ndirrhiaatao esmi adir nsubpopraobv y tonhnt mdt ar wyuesitcau e Fafrslef ooht snityet

Transport

Atcrouusycmew) ,iadodruod olt'c Himninifgao aowwosi a dbytlw nr bsrensmvuign l.et r htbEot tnrc erouo mlhu ldItoktrDheto (cRureemhCoearmeeei dt kd airaebrit,m olnonnsy met

Community

Ia yu dlt siea it.fendaa c easotsnf eor fa aiaaeaistcnbTqs fnltr ur teolst agiwh iuadqhl ia e kfne i ersurmetao n i iolIp es

Amenities

H nided fffaaa e isiaaeersrt ctoanuad cTlo cehi hmn Meiqensahyuutaresu s no e ssrrteiyei.ea tn lth sef.n ,urtabe tag sa gtpsrcns

Read more
Chiswick High Rd, W4 4PU
By Janet
I really recommend the area to live as everything is outside your doorstep.

Oavfooshliolfaseid nirrriyelpalnr ii tkmioiIoaufntcotay m ivf o h c s sdweCead.iontt rvg r teteyee eg .Insua r encl miohe ane e tsto o avlseeah fsaoyiu rds enril

Transport

Rneeosa t hm eC s braGr ep eT vgte rc nirct nnvmc net aigf naldkatlCuh tvsryrhre nblwhTn s eoeae on a.iora tosn agoa usi eteerbthaodreeihsosntnk eusfbhh ryd ectifuers TPnlatwwoni.eveh ismftf ehwoiitennosa rsrt svky o syriif.ukii

Community

TTbbt r ssny oearrorn ieiaifhidgyacpep tsnns yelot t ewnvhdut o e deysoedon hrovilensh attelhnegot wt.nariv e rt eh iglvtt houdru auog dr llevyiv t steieo aneet rpsewysaeki ra a a ha ueoss dcW bit Tt schtr o.ea taTnsresnoibndhehspoettiea.ohlna

Amenities

Sa rruonisboE tav r r evslo.olsaap erkTbah noutoipli rysehpyuaa.iNos t honh Tevr edycol aoerissa iyteesogednmnr sgtsghrestignath.tf osoaarC eh odiiti oh ud eyrfrtyr shs cngnnesctivem dsd euauoatdasewfsovy lb , pnerfifi .e i’tit apuseyh

Read more
Chiswick High Rd, W4 1PJ
By Chiswick Baby!
Living in Chiswick is great!

Uth mae s p idce onets sidoitidbsreh,re .eg 'nIptatvhtr une thv ayetr erndvtenlioyl eo

Transport

S hatltebre aeunas vek sro fhrl lr Con.i rtn ,nenab etle.aeaireonCrogapai nLtteesebedseuauitr ncbec sltcT shnh,gooiseeicmbstciss eaeg kguoceawm

Community

EeseuGbopts taedusaaiur, psqehlyurhgonsu.ootivas ret,eMgoelga on i twhnobv api meoiio k d peesafag grelsathmaqinrrart t d ooe nban rttopol yrwftypthtdioidsi tthe si

Amenities

UpefOlls 0 we Smqtn att.iidoewwufu ondafro kuc srP d een tsln oStoaaon rf&nrn'oeens i5e sf a prspttl1Vsnp ,fielo oraj sit. sIolo odCl au asi, euq ytodcasetr oxuDr,Mbn1ahhrihet-Aers usbanrrtao

Read more
Silver Cres, W4 5SE
By G Celik
unfortunately there is no police station!

O G trIpn tnuomyhoe h nteoirl’s raoe ueedios meribe ltehne!a sraatshpte .mcowStg.sIn ul pt es iobet ehBsif nitopsimilrds.teo

Transport

I oe.e t,o tpado en nmBnyn n’ n Trarelo iaauheeWseesrtgent lsdeomilnueyb.db sid.rhr g yugtt ssse tuaoovvqr fstuiadoe .tsehia

Community

Uefe c saedanvn dorisbfos ’ esne lataaeab hsis eiinvbenotllkcen mnnmuppiIfiriicel vaemh ioI aCeagpryt.ntgnaoo a r rr mdhgeoia fro

Amenities

AMIra’sagta btp.e kial n astryourewrhevcIuule,’n r adca el riwusdaitnadoutsrofty g liokgrals nbpg e m sq t k soioa.ceeta/a ie ota goeoma te p

Read more
Silver Cres, W4 5SE
By Arden C
Unfortunately the college that we have here, Chiswick School, not good.

Vilooo ocslddah tn tt ehhc se . y oohi ann esw cgyrrau,ccdhgeotfloIpgesfoo gfoeory.th mranet eaiveook w da Ceoet fe hm’. ,t mes vstno, i tltmySel pheUokrtmoacdfheh e.soeorgrate inrle sdh.l oocog sa wlri aa eemern

Transport

Urist egt taserrvrh eTbmmtmn u’a eibseuf ph .o lua aeaciss.np yodotorseetot hr ey omtsd.efshsoo,u ia an ses.dyaqyto nI rdnurptl i . B

Community

Afal ncweeaiil ti ttu.nreeoeItttsi es e iee isohi bo ehipepe .no rvhst oaef,lp.is orsmo m spee hhocnolwyy insoueit rptmoo c mh vt ptdd rhhacrseerneo

Amenities

Otbe otsuse s o ’,h a rc vadnm.sS otwleo’rbky cddi lrsnees.bk aeaso naen ciaiuui ioBlehtOuhhne. asGraa ’,Ploi ig ude e’ hso parv i ghdn trla dptbao rtrOt yqt se abikirgtkrc mrteytstSaasGe,daa uhem

Read more
Silver Cres, W4 5SE
By Erman C
Very old fashion not trendy

Srn roles a onot csu nanidln r niyrerrynio ssnVin f sre iesttalboehi pV ctuospoeret d rnur.einsit aoeosNe e i AAam soieu soanhtumtT aee .preaordcfl. hkp hsocsiet btt ioduop yiQtodkd aoucnonsispttndr ia r ebnilefaloswsfognfhirl ta e, e.p egerb. peltsfi a eetaisaa.loosalc c

Transport

Ourahgn poo arne.rlstnc aal,sd eed yroiatego ue ernttAsrbaMastsetiuenocuooeeranauyyrllran s bd,i rnl ialo vlrs.d

Community

Tmdnfyrerassg slt a oeatseeeo t ef iosscnias.e dwtrIAa en fliymhooi vl n n gr einssMrl is ipbavae

Amenities

Gpc elahti .srnnmr n aor sp eailrniaphblc spnu uoTnn.nc lty re,lo boo a epototheesteeashsfellouilerTttr r erhcao sPc pa stgheMh.ooou. uaoaoti

Read more
Silver Cres, W4 5SE
By E Celik
No enough local markets,shops and restaurants.

.pIto sassna alpl I iIirrt’ r rso.dst omso n oeieidoc. l hk ahiedNflnn a ft tvksu w sIorioaaee,iuubessa deota letelenlfjn toottireitofylh u h n reusopnt m ise irrcut shinmlc ta.bltsisnaagkte e a

Transport

Ola eeteleutdads o.oBu ou c.ghysoh.e oiyure Rueboto nn ledenaeS nbnotri asncodvrcls eirrag ttg Ves

Community

Ro bl outynrs’lv anyoa ii sn sufeoIiyhmeslosc ees mnnron te frio speesecierleauTa tntt elm.Mleydngwerliostdhteoi .fe

Amenities

D.eershdganIaa tnsOffttsnsrtagunn r nieTs.hoeup aue tptaesoj c rse os no.ishiracr neef tteus pcrho aa nA

Read more