Strand-on-the-Green: Hidden gem of London

Riverside bars, charming cafés and relaxing afternoon strolls; Strand on the Green features each of these classic English village characteristics and so much more! Sitting along the north bank of the Thames, in the most westerly part of Chiswick, this picturesque area is adored by locals for its unique range of avenues to explore, food to indulge in and drinks to enjoy. Still, it often goes undiscovered by visitors, making it a treasure trove for anyone dropping by the area or staying in the Clayton Hotel Chiswick!

These are just some of the top things to see and do in Strand on the Green – the hidden gem of London.

Enjoy sweeping views of the Thames

13-minute walk from the hotel

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With its unique location alongside Kew Bridge and beside the River Thames, walkers, runners, cyclists and everything in between relish in the path along the bank in Strand on the Green! For a truly serene afternoon, enjoy the riverside on foot or by bike and experience a special view of the Thames. Keep your eyes peeled for Oliver’s island – a small tree-covered island sitting in the heart of the river.

Take to the waters by Kew Bridge

14-minute walk from the hotel

If taking to the water sounds like your idea of a good time, you’re in luck! One of the most popular outdoor activities in Strand on the Green is paddleboarding under the arches of the historic Kew Bridge with Active360. Experts will teach you paddleboard skills before you set off towards Hammersmith or Richmond (tide depending), where you will experience vast views of West London.

Grab a drink at the local pub

13-minute walk from the hotel

Numerous endearing pubs line the Thames in Strand on the Green, each of which is worth visiting while you’re in the area. Not sure where to begin? Sitting by Kew Bridge and just a short walk from the hotel is The Bell & Crown; a traditional 18th-century pub with outdoor seating overlooking the river for those warmer days. Just a short walk from there are The City Barge and The Bulls Head; both boasting a range of drinks and fascinating history!

Have a meal at Annie’s Restaurant

16-minute walk from the hotel

Sitting on Thames Road just behind the riverside walk in Strand on the Green is Annie’s Restaurant. This quirky eatery is adorned with vintage furnishings and special touches that make a meal here one to remember. Expect a one-of-a-kind menu serving up English and Mediterranean inspired dishes alongside a creative wine and cocktail selection. If you’re there on a Sunday, try the Sunday roast with their signature Blood Mary on the side.

Have a wander through Chiswick

15-minute walk from the hotel

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Strand on the Green is just one of Chiswick’s delightful villages. So while you’re in the area, why not take a wander to see what else the district has to offer? Take a walk through Turnham Green and enjoy a picnic if the weather permits, browse some of the quaint local stores or check out one of the many outdoor markets that take place almost every weekend on Chiswick High Road just by the hotel.

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Clayton Hotel Chiswick is the perfect base for a weekend break in London. Situated on Chiswick High Road, the hotel is just a short walk to some of the most charming areas of the district and offers a range of special offers. West London is also home to quirky bars and brunch spots and near many London attractions. Gunnersbury Station is a 2-minute walk from the hotel making it easy for you to visit London’s museums and activities.

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