Chiswick is in West London, located within the eastern extremity of the London Borough of Hounslow and 5.9 miles (9.5 km) west of Charing Cross. The southern border of Chiswick runs along the River Thames. Chiswick is situated at the start of the North Circular Road and the M4, the latter providing a direct connection to Heathrow Airport and the M25.
Chiswick High Road is widely-recognised amongst Londoners as offering a significant variety of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities, as well as expanding office and hotel space. Chiswick High Road has wide pavements which allow people to sit outside the bars and restaurants, lending the area a continental feel. Kew Gardens is just across the river.
Historically, Chiswick is the former residence of the 18th Century English artist William Hogarth. His house is now a museum known as Hogarth’s House. It is also the location of one of the best examples of 18th century Palladian architecture, Chiswick House.
Chiswick's celebrity residents include Roger Daltrey, Sheila Hancock, Ant and Dec, Kate Beckinsale, Richard Briers, Nigel Havers, Moira Stewart, Vanessa Redgrave, Rageh Omaar and Sir Peter Blake.
Chiswick news, views, events and lifestyle features can be found on the local community website: www.ChiswickW4.com