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Prime Location Chiswick Area Guide
Along a meander of the River Thames, Chiswick is a mix of old and new. Georgian buildings by the river sit beside cosmopolitan areas, creating a vibrant yet historic atmosphere. It grew almost tenfold during the 1800s, so many of its buildings are Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian in design.
Chiswick is comprised of Turnham Green, Chiswick Riverside and Chiswick Homefields. It is quiet and leafy, making it attractive to families and middle class professionals who want to have some extra space without leaving London.
Chiswick is kind of like London in miniature. Of its 34,300 residents, about 17.4% are aged 15 and younger and 12% are aged 65 and over, so there are far more children than retirees. In London, 19.8% of the population are 15 and younger and 11.1% are 65 and over. The similarities between the area and the city are apparent when compared to England as a whole, where the proportions are much closer: 18.9% is 15 and younger and 16.4% of the population is 65 and over.
The area is slightly less diverse than London as a whole. Just under 80% of the population of Chiswick is white and white British, compared to 59.8% in London as a whole. People who describe their ethnic background as Asian and Asian British are the next largest ethnic group in both, but whilst 8.6% of Chiswick’s population describe themselves as such, over 18% of London’s population does. Chiswick is doing fairly well economically. Its unemployment is around 3.3%, lower than in both London (5.2%) and England (4.4%).
Chiswick has several primary schools that are rated ‘good’ or better by Ofsted. The schools rated outstanding by Ofsted include Strand-on-the-Green Infant and Nursery School and Belmont Primary School.
There are two main secondary schools in the area: the independent Arts Educational School London and The Chiswick School, which recently converted to academy status and is rated ‘good’ by Ofsted.
As a part of Greater London, Chiswick has excellent transport links. It sits at the beginning of the North Circular, South Circular and the M4, which links the area to Heathrow and the M25.
Chiswick has 11 bus services connecting it to most of Greater London, as well as two night services. It has four Tube stations. These are Stamford Brook, Turnham Green, Chiswick Park and Gunnersbury, and all of them are on the District line. Gunnersbury is also a stop on the North London Overground Line, and Turnham Green is a stop on the Piccadilly line at the very beginning and very end of the day, running through the station non-stop from 6.50 to 22.30. The train stations in the area are Chiswick and Kew Bridge, both of which run to London Waterloo via Clapham Junction.
Amenities and shopping
As a part of London, Chiswick has a large number of amenities and shopping opportunities.
Most of the shopping is found on the high street. There, shops like the Old Cinema sell antique and retro furniture. Other home shops along Chiswick High Road are Eco, Lombok, Le Shop and Highly Sprung. There are also fashion boutiques like Benetton and delicatessens such as T. Adamou & Sons. Turnham Green Terrace also has a lot of shops. The Health Store has health foods and body care products, and Dynasty has a selection of vintage and second-hand designer clothes. Tots in the Terrace has all the baby care needs of the young Chiswick families covered. The Stained Glass Place specialises in stained glass windows.
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