London Area Guides
Chiswick Area Guide
Our area guide to Chiswick gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out.
Postcodes covered by this area guide include W4
Chiswick is the proud owner of Hounslow's only London postcode. It has a lot more to offer including: riverside location, excellent transport links into London, green open spaces and fine Victorian house.
Property Types & Architecture
Victorian cottages and Edwardian terraces can be found off the High Road, which also boasts grand mansion blocks. The most prestigious area is on the riverbank around Chiswick Mall where there are some very elegant period houses overlooking the Thames.
There are also several new housing developments popping up near the riverbank.
Shopping & Entertainment
The main shopping area is Chiswick High Road.
Likewise the bars and cafes are mainly situated on Chiswick High Road.
Parks & Commons
There are some lovely riverside walks around Chiswick Mall and the beautiful eighteenth century Chiswick House has extensive grounds and is a peaceful retreat.
Who lives here?
Families and professional couples. Very much an upper middle class family area with several private schools in the area. Also very popular with foreign business executives and their families.
Guide to Chiswick transport links
Chiswick Park (Zone 3)
Gunnersbury (Zone 3)
Turnham Green (Zone 2)
District LinePiccadilly Line
Chiswick Local Authorities
Chiswick is is represented by Hammersmith and Fulham Council, Hounslow Counci. which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.
The council is responsible for all council services and duties, which include Social Services, housing, education and planning. If you’ve a specific question for this council, please visit their website to get contact details for key departments.
Chiswick Council Tax Rates
Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. There are currently 2 councils covering the Chiswick area.
Council tax rates for each Local Authority
|Hammersmith and Fulham||£682||£796||£909||£1,023||£1,250||£1,477||£1,705||£2,046|
How much will I have to pay?
Each year, every local authority will set a rate of council tax for each valuation band. The amount you have to pay depends on the value of your property and the current rates for your local council. Not everyone will have to pay the full amount of council tax. There are three ways in which your council tax bill may be reduced.
Reductions in council tax
- Reduction scheme for disabled people
- Discounts (i.e. If only one person lives in a property they will get a 25% discount on the council tax bill)
- Council tax benefit and second adult rebate
Learn more about council tax at HM Revenue & Customs
Schools in Chiswick & Exam Results
Schools in Chiswick fall under the Hounslow Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Chiswick by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Chiswick
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