Welcome to Chiswick and the wonderful Outdoor Markets. We’ll start at ‘Turnham Green Station‘ tube station.
Starting at ‘Turnham Green Station‘ Chiswick, you will discover a leafy, affluent neighbourhood located in West London. Chiswick offers a blend of history, greenery, top end restaurants and bars and cultural attractions that make it a must-visit destination.
Its tree-lined streets, beautiful parks, and picturesque riverside views provide a serene atmosphere for visitors. Chiswick House and Gardens, an architectural gem designed by Lord Burlington in the 18th century, is a true highlight, with its stunning neoclassical design and meticulously landscaped gardens. The area also boasts a vibrant food scene, with an array of quaint cafes, upscale restaurants, and traditional pubs that cater to all palates.
The charming high street of Chiswick is perfect for a leisurely stroll, offering an eclectic mix of boutique shops, independent galleries, and antique stores. Whether you’re seeking a peaceful escape, a cultural experience, or a culinary adventure, Chiswick in London promises a delightful and memorable visit.
Trek Description & Pics
The day we visited was a Sunday, and the outdoor market we walked through was the ‘Antiques & Vintage Market’, which is on the high street. We started from Turnham Green Tube Station and then walked under the railway bridge up Turnham Green Terrace, towards the high street. See the ‘Outdoor Markets’ links above for the different markets on different days.
Wheelers Garden Centre in Turnham Green
As you step out of Turnham Green Tube Station, the garden centre is nestled right next door, and is a unique little haven in the heart of busy London.
It is a family run business selling unique products from shrubs, trees, containers, furniture, unique garden ornaments and statues, it’s just so different and I wanted to give them a shout out, as it set the tone for what Chiswick is like.
Moving on – walk under the railway bridge and make your way up ‘Turnham Green Terrace’ where you will find a nice variety of cafe’s, charity shops, health & clothes shops and places to eat and drink.
Stop for lunch at Foubert’s Chiswick, Italian Pizza & Ice-Cream…
Foubert’s Chiswick is a West London Institution. Originally round the corner on Chiswick High Road, you can now find them at 2 Turnham Green Terrace.
They offer twenty-four flavours of ice-cream, booth seating and the familiar faces of Maria and Luciano, as they have done over the last forty years.
Foubert’s still make their ice-creams and sorbets on the premises in classic Italian drums, we had an ice cream to carry on walking around.
Moving on – At the end of the street, cross over the road at ‘Chiswick High Road‘ and see the 4 colourful crossings which has recently been added.
Rainbow crossing at junction of Chiswick High Rd, Turnham Green Terrace…
“Rainbow Crossings have been popping up in recent years in towns and cities across the UK and Europe, so I thought that it would be great to have one in Chiswick – to say that it’s okay to be gay (or whoever you are), that it’s a kind and welcoming community here, and that W4 is a great place to visit or live in.
“Having a junction of four crossings is a new and bold thing to do and people across London are already noticing that Chiswick has done this after less than 24 hours – that says a lot.”
Ollie Saunders, Organiser
They do really brighten up the area, and it’s something different, and again adds to the community feel that Chiswick offers, I’d happily live here.
Moving on – We crossed over the main road to see the ‘William Hogarth‘ statue, in the middle of the ‘Antiques & Vintage Market”.
William Hogarth, English painter, engraver, pictorial satirist & social critic…
Hogarth is best known for his series paintings of ‘modern moral subjects’, of which he sold engravings on subscription.
Hogarth’s House is the former country home of the 18th-century English artist in Chiswick, adjacent to the A4. The House now belongs to the London Borough of Hounslow and is open to visitors as a historic house museum free of charge.
Moving on – As we are now in the middle of the market, facing the statue from the road we went left to the end of the market, then returned and walked to the other end, past the statue again.
Antiques & Vintage market, great atmosphere with so much to see and buy…
The Sunday we visited, the Antiques & Vintage Market was on, but as you hopefully seen above, there are plenty of different markets on through the month, there is something for everyone as they say.
It was a beautiful day, hundreds where there and we really enjoyed the atmosphere, the buskers, the hustle and bustle and people chatting about different things and searching for the lovely something to take home. We walked up and down and came out the other end.
Moving on – Heading further up the street towards Christ Church on Turnham Green, we walked down some of the side streets to see the beautiful buildings.
Sat in the park and took in the beautiful Christ Church Turnham Green…
Christ Church, Turnham Green is a Grade II listed Anglican church sited on the eastern half of Turnham Green in Chiswick, west London. The church and the green on which it sits are local landmarks and are considered of special historic interest by the London Borough of Hounslow.
We parked ourselves on a bench under a tree and had a little break before heading to the tube station home. It was a beautiful spot, and we really enjoyed Chiswick.
Moving on – A short walk ahead outside the park is ‘Chiswick Park Tube Station’, to start our journey back.
Finished our Sunday day out at Chiswick Park Tube Station, had a great time!
We really enjoyed our time in Chiswick, a beautiful friendly place with lots to see and do, and somewhere I’d love to live.
I think next time we will walk through Chiswick down to the River Thames, and walk along there, but you can also cut through Gunnersbury Park to Ealing and walk the parks there, just a hint to one of the next posts coming soon.
So much to see and do in London, what a city!
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