This peaceful west London neighbourhood is well worth exploring due to its riverside bars and restaurants, thriving cafe culture and abundance of independent shops. Filling a horseshoe bend on the Thames, Chiswick is an amazing mix of village and city and, although well connected to central London, it is just outside all the hustle and bustle. There are heaps to do here to keep any keen tourist busy. Take a stroll amongst the idyllic waterfront properties or along the notably long high street packed full of great places to eat, drink and shop. Or why not meander around the side-streets of leafy avenues filled with handsome Edwardian and Victorian homes. Some nearby attractions not to be missed are Kew Gardens and Chiswick House-a splendid Palladian mansion which exhibits fine paintings and furniture. If your visit requires an overnight stay, browse our selection of excellent hotels and BnB's.