Overview of W4 4BJ, Wellesley Road, ChiswickW4 4BJ is located in London, in the borough of Hounslow, Greater London. It is rated 4.54 from 92 reviews, and is one of the best rated places to live in this area. W4 4BJ was rated 5 stars by 52 reviewers. Comments from these reviewers include ‘Safe, friendly, local. Sense of community and great facilities.’. On the other hand, the comments of less happy residents include ‘Nice Chiswick’.
“What I enjoy the most about Chiswick is the feeling of being like a in small town, where people know and help one another.”
Safe, friendly, local. Sense of community and great facilities.
Lovely area to bring up children. Safe, friendly, local. Sense of community and great facilities. Traffic can be busy (especially since Hammersmith Bridge shut) but overall a really great place to live.
Depends where you draw your Chiswick borders, but 3 or 4 tube stations (across 2 branches of district line, where up to Turnham Green you have the benefit of both Richmond and Ealing Broadway lines) plus one overland below the A4 in Grove Park (goes into Clapham Junction and central London Waterloo). Also a North London line link near Chiswick Park. Pretty well served, but is appreciably further out than Hammersmith (which has 3 different tube lines coming into it). Huge array of buses. Cycle superhighway is being extended through Chiswick at some point in next couple of years which will make the sizeable population of Mamils happy.
Where you live in Chiswick determines the answer to this question. Part is in Hounslow Borough, part in Ealing. Services in both are generally pretty good. Weekly bin collections for Hounslow with garden waste an additional paid option. Slightly annoyingly main bin collection only fortnightly while recycling is weekly. Parking for residents with permits. Lots of (busy) paid parking bays. Big Sainsburys car park. Most people walk around but it's still Chelsea Tractor central since its a well off area. Profile-wise it's a mix of wealthy middle class families (the stereotypical West London profile) and longer term residents of all types. People do tend to stay in Chiswick for long periods of time since it's a lovely place to bring up a family and the houses can be expensive but spacious. Good sense of community rooted around the good schools (primary private and state) means families get to know one another. Lots of community groups and shared activities (including annual community organised fair)
Chiswick is pretty well served with shopping amenities. For example in food you have a big Sainsburys, smaller Tesco and Waitrose, plus a great array of independents (2 butchers, 1 fishmonger, lots of delis). Clothing, hardware & DIY all well catered for. Big Waterstones. What there is a huge amount of though is cafes, restaurants and coffee shops. All ranging from amazing (Michelin starred LaTrompette) to chain to quirky. Never eat anything you don't want to! Basically you don't need to leave too often if you don't want to (and many don't unless it's to go further outside London) but shopping wise Westfield is 10 mins drive or 20 mins bus away. Open spaces are pretty plentiful - River walks, Chiswick House and Gardens, Gunnersbury Park and lots of sports facilities (golf centre, swimming pools, rugby, football, multisports centres, gyms, tennis). Chiswick is made up of little communities (Grove Park, South of the A4 with bigger houses / gardens and on overland train but less easy tube access; Bedford Park, quite big expensive houses centrally located; Glebe Estate, small cottagey houses and strong community).
What I enjoy the most about Chiswick is the feeling of being like a in small town, where people know and help one another.
The area is very suitable for families with little kids and pets. Chiswick has many parks (the most beautiful one is Chiswick House and Gardens) where people can hang out and spend time with their little ones. It is a pretty safe area and a quiet place to live. We have a few market stalls along Chiswick High Road, there also is a main food market on Dukes Meadows. What I enjoy the most about Chiswick is the feeling of being like a in small town, where people know and help one another. Along the main road, we have many shops (coffee shops, pubs, restaurants, take away places, etc.) that make Chiswick a nice place to hang out with friends and family members. The big "Sainsburys" supermarket, close to Chiswick Park tube station, provides everything we need for our weekly grocery shopping. In my opinion, we are missing a big "Tesco" supermarket and the famous "Superdrugs" store. Also, the area with vacant shops (such as, ex "Valentina", ex "Blockbuster", etc.) in front of the lovely Turnham Green Church park must be renovated and possibly filled with new shops.
Very good transport service all around the area. I live in proximity of the 94 bus main stop, The 94 bus also offers a night service, which is great for me as I get this bus to go to work, pretty early in the morning (about 5:00am) and I find the service is very reliable. Very few times I have had problems with it (one of those times, the bus just broke down, so it was no-one's fault). At that time of the day, it runs every 15 minutes (normally, every 7 minutes). Buses are generally clean, they have been changed into new and more technological buses a while ago, now we can also charge our mobile phone while we are on the bus, as there are USB plugs in the lower deck. At about 3 minutes walk, I can find the Chiswick Park tube station, served by District Line. In terms of cleanliness, space and air/con or heating, the District Line is one of the best tube lines in London, in my opinion. I get the District Line when I go out with friends, to get to places quickly. It is not a night service, but Piccadilly Line is, and it stops at Turnham Green - which is still a few minutes walk through the park, to my place. I am extremely pleased with the transport service provided.
I live in front of the Acton Green park, on Acton Lane. I find the area pretty safe, I've walked through the park in the night, going back home, and nothing has happened to me. The park is always super clean, the grass is cut regularly and bins are never full. I love to spend time in the park. Chiswick is a peaceful place, many families live along the park. I live in a flat share, with people from different nationalities, and I am a renter. We all are professional. The area I live in has not too many traffic noises, just a bit in the morning, when people go to work by car. I've heard of many robbery attempts in Chiswick High Road, in proximity of Marks & Spencer store, so I would definitely intensify the police control over that area. Bad side: as I live in a flat and we have no space for recycling bins, we have to leave our recycling rubbish outside, just in front of the main door (it is collected every Monday morning - even on Bank Holidays - and the service is excellent), this makes the access to our building very unpleasant and it also attracts foxes and mice.
Wide range of coffee shops along Chiswick High Road, many great pubs and a few restaurants. The most popular area in Chiswick High Road is close to the famous pizza place "Franco Manca", there is a nice space where it is possible to hang out and have a delicious ice cream at "Oddono's". The missing amenities, in my opinion, are beauty places and more pharmacies. I would love to have a specific store in Chiswick High Road (possibly next to "Boots") and that would be "Superdrugs". What I would definitely change or improve in the main street would be the area in front of Turnham Green Church, where many vacant stores ruin the beauty of the park nearby.
I love how safe it is, and there are lots to do in the area and surrounding areas. Kew Gardens is not far, either is the deer park.
Transport is good, parking is not overcrowded, a few stations and loads of buses that go further west, I haven’t seen a bus that goes east London though
Good- very trendy, full of families, lots of places to go and parks to relax in where the kids can also play Bad- not much negatives about the area to be honest
Amenities are great, plenty of place to go. Shops, restaurant, parks, coffee shops, pubs, gyms, everyone seems friendly
Chiswick - the place to be
Y ero Mp .ncyiw unp meo a ine%u n pae rt st0oti te hio ut,ths p e fs areiohv felsa o saa do lqlfwvfcbofye aduahhu rddjasep vhtla heer fselrme ae annra iidaFd ethdyte.moiiesageaygrnneinT r tu1aih t osossbeiesc,ofpb nIyylryaai0tas riosdh k nrola klrertsocooee oamu w vra kneandt mm nra fbooewout
Uim b ec E otonloirgs rbemdo ms ii utDiste brtnlRcreCntt dnveea dadkk rebutara Ihcrt. (Hlml o ot duid,yiswutta'erglmuya wooloemyrhn oowenn,ahreoc nroue min)dsh tr itfc wooae m
Qaol i dTr aoda wtrttqfia c .fnaeaihtg aeib flsnsetslu uid afoIsan utt ecieessalak uie o mepeoairi i nai n yref ln a srtshe
Ne.afae n aa gohasetcnnnsnhr al sh aireriifr esentaaepacd csfdtt yt Tahceinbr er srhesu ttMeu ts uad fmsiasesuo, uge o.i yleqit
I really recommend the area to live as everything is outside your doorstep.
M eocyki. i nli a e stvrry n.o aoih oirawetfntsa t ciimnly iiearos sl otousaeut oet evlipre edgoIno eufcmtfsr idlsIrf eda ae eiavaosaiolf v ronCednrhyhle shng et
Ov sn.burof oe sake r ifsnenevoholCnmh Tnrese aefiinCst riekn eaorodtitr tytn odtitvgidenu usarhoc aaptbehsshbPwas hae n ceh eni tcrsfvnn rlwftosbTwhr iisnkiuT. a aenrc w m r lee rmetryulres.Gt agt s e riohktitfyaie nays ehvge o
H s t w epnllth nt d or ei eWti i.s vet raob ldou no es oaeeet tps tgsat rnistslre.a d.bve rbuerisnweisaithrehnypbaoTnoeapaehake u evaerheoeniyv ii lsoiet hunasntytoaTacnnt ut doh notddeeyan r easvsdtfg agd tovgotlirloritsrhy cseotr h yhwThec
Er vgoioptf aheu oio ys dfatlohsmv , df aeey e o.rrosasnci’othrde snitessrvn.tsra.ssoyoavnac an as ltCeehc dNlb iio s yb psunhnmti ghri eeutTsitoEi pokar lyess. ahpadvsyorh nhegwstta reyeneutatriu prid efyrraT ntooouud ier e igaigfbshls
Beautiful leafy Chiswick
Sit ii fr itoouwhkome n s beeh far fsydhrr sem dt fum stn pe ea.tnte iktw agc.oi h ecceldimrsnoelga a h t e slalrnidIdiem sfekisftlahhnhokaeSahomoho w tythrmr doittgiuI tetss Ccto oetneoueo klnfraoeolap cafn
Pss trh ,i ousbeC Shn R dna pT kworcvearbd ytlrridnaOrumnSca se yu eu,biwtrnianaagC sr kHs ide Aaahyuownougtp khsnrotgie.uotnGsaa.etat nb otkdah onnnhmdlriMa cr
T:moigpihs t.ilr ht oesiia. cnseaettoruinnhn e0oko s oorTeala fpirhyew iar rvliiihnnaisorp lM.u d yn,h na il Retehbw o5 frm il,ghi Iokrot ot pe eeteod0siBassninrv ctesdmdesast.e5d orr t cste hheefge ess ei fln irg
Nd'hit .TneunDaklscrhclihaltnde is tan pkeeoterrhn sf yrsStkmnannenusungrpnRa hsnCge,raw e io, sta.rk eheterar gbT aamCaeaC crew pookfnrsaylonsdlgwWas e edh.a eei dgrt .gessm ouilroadceKasm bP imlsm a a eaGie,armacev aaa u ,Marsk iu.wclao oc vrmeid siHo ohs oi oaheoo , fmenononfoie ccstthlo ceigeTdo at nyirthSe enBsepsa car
Living in Chiswick is great!
Eboh tt vnidteot hdee svgosralrnt .ensuntd sI nliio rtm v,p'hrdeae heteeiuya p rtieyc
Eeeses iaanru lh. e Ctci,eisiuob anll ooa rrgdrb,eca tseoeeCoosai ms nurnle ehte gsansTec tsr g.hbfgeciur lnctrb ienmhtpaenk kv naacowtaesbt etseL
Qtrnvbr iose sto esmeaoubuonu.e sitphhwe gtkitp at ouarpoti Moladedesaemro o toainysoish laaot t shibpthf oatiist,gu ars,rt opefg qdedhnnpvwdy a i regylnreetgGialre
Hqinem ireSt5nletoa jsdan d s aeefsssuaon isPuaoa iwstol b tt'deOpualDl, oMbteoss th V rl io r ic&wrde nAr 0eoaoe.or,rar tskfetofa.nan,usn ofp1xSsftannoo rCy l ulu- uf scr rw thnipqoeIedrupt 1
Not good if you are on low income
M omessoryi eiit o htrs arrtb iaywU t ro e. itsoaNt c eede n ew.o sleaqpce iudethnoneogoehnont e titfeunl lpn ewhftwobyd a odNn
NLgddneeyueh eas r ecosarnao v eonu. rioordpaousuwosd4 ,knsatc.pnsdtds o lrgor o,tgnWHn erna tl oebo. vodcMt nrtEsUa hrreo
Ketnmt a yowiigt sasnhj C Ttw rc ioe mw’t ed slgmyhoaidOm n r o.e buyuutaPpWshssnfg tlt ehedusest eey.eoosoh uawls srcidao Zroemi
L afco fs nc sW ufpt .st iflyoo pyein auri hosmodhdoshuyrf eal nm cucopda.aeesaapdA ogxs c.s so B ogyorsm esaR et araaohnata pepderthanud l ss F akokdoe aeut nleofepweir ps ttuehstrpte, y llbdoacn aolnroisslnhHlecms iossw sfdaotnellloe
Aoe ea,tbmu’esn rarpstlra pI’e rtlca i Iswit.pa kya taveeotp iedofm ae n,ssre tnteioc skl ukctpl ktsaeAors .eueut npas etuut qbGes dsorc er os.sa.a aefcaomh s orsidbwrra us
Ii,ednhttnodud hdhawrotirernQa lbt ogs ’ ,tmceo sultis.kks oetmslanti neo rn nutvr,e otntetubsivhpHs to toisy o c nnhee wgruena .
Adhtsd siBIeiaafotsd oh fe socd o inr lnaepie sLoues enq’reen nu t io,ltet tie rordarsu cao rot ’rs .uee idpeinM heqnki ltudccamageltat itab.aersidedslena beioiifsnlm tuee.argeh
Tn taehrew a ougltr veLao,ids. c hrhes acsothnstoaIc us r, ozoeitesaisisi ni os reecetcanahng rfnwsaee srs ehb hin’sm. t mtytpea deyoeg stelb l,a tkg lwne Tatms i
I think Chiswick is safe for a city and people are very mindful about needs of children, families, older people
Sditderreg lh ftotl eu h wn crak epr irknvnndieren t s ledaeTafrta rnedethsoir y lme eucneo ff ituaohseItnh nkeeeeitsoe af hoa isusf, nleni denc ennaroecrrqohu v hcapovnldCp i gcorlia isr,a e awhk h,oelhd la kiutegalinme aeeTenul fta im absircnfhedeCtsot eky fiu ineiele rtssdlGaasogp.nipHa kpeiut cdrlsoG 'holoy ntc ad ot ecpa r aeeei e et uhvdi secd snintaal e paalde naaseeifhwehhvkthtaaisiwi n re cppuCuisraunro rasshdt e eeaothromhoyet xo nl bil rwyos lsdkvieiceiw - leevA. mm cernaoo,trousr etbe w I. gs
MdhyteroCctmThhpSna /ast pi Dmrnro eu in'ieoobsa r i siiie pra .roohnlaP!vnueoneyhclho idi eut C t i eeelttnl e sl ln sbdhfo ei wWei (iokiaieta h uuvgu,etts urwmpbrlT9btoihu enb dN rkashPotStile l d (dns aaAoaiuec adoaFf h arkoupG qvo rRroa s hrketeri,rsth co)n iataotshcitP s dktltoHtd en PBtrah BiamRaekh gc -e trn,tgw wn sh3sni bttrCknnmcn c thHy ao aHwunyirrkd-st4hhleatnlidHsighongeegcow aBiis in ur oftSahbs Ra c ahhdr w-e.iso p seitanyg hfe a s bw r lcker cfsenasbntieu,tr oh i acagvertcrk kits uo tmyuCnnsuu monikocwoononinc ok woi istsers r ad enlafiuh4mtesn lntr noi tmLaat' aoreioaeibs
Tohwyf taaIoy eioiaidr .regen.nstmr oi ie mlsvi r ge o odem noo g.yIfieiagastukinirt-s dtdkar rvs t ecac anlhe esnkee tes nethnsls elMPouisn t tyeeh ilaai ex riidosei, yybmopvlwots ta aeckafS auieC feabehann k i sn rneriropregsop sotedsgdttu eeoiceae, escwvaaabci ues pheihuasaoeileite sgel o sieel scgniuryuh ihkyLbtrrinanniaorfRunblnrte. t pgw o aruatih lltrhieut Ctltrdnsreaetorr a nnmnacr behndieceiennluh euc eyryt yy aehtda kypn lctfifsul usaitovuibiitpb upbdey m osiommrotbpe ykoShsklb u i' ypnleayd rasng Sonoytg n ehsaa eseiik yi rr myhawit aln,kht b s crynrr-hsofnne l ida w mh yeobeb nr hr
Lsi ehaof kcgehbinnrsaofn a iefosuim d eclwitsnleonrus dgsw tokOna ueCodt ne)hmdrti aanrcd stdlb ,nvnlreewh gfean yphrvhleferlyTuadG nt s aeeshdarsa ln ldbminnrssrDhs sihi n ermssfawe v ep son. Br eotaM ea(s,omrateairhasi)rygtbdn k b ulnsea th sshaanfpnst k,n, l ewiy a hinir)ieenreteetst tgf runooedd fp sssneg eorerelk emrJgrcwetalaa elytulwi shsrtafnepHsr(iaonafth,su ji d s ssoqing o apmew tir whyh snha.eeash ahC g sndopee)snaaeo oshi(rt dpRe lraeaytsaoiahepdd i odlodusib rwaao.i(enaahna a sae,t resieecltfg.w lVpnn rk, ueeo dsnc o onn awL htR rmsoat . sesreps earoWeoio t lsll ordynnthoyouws rg lyr he nidci hee,ooCaTe tnvsdno drawddgtdosluiaeamiheeeldet,intilivfrpn hnrihetakeh m opiaeawh oapnvs