Chiswick Walks: Five of the Best
Escape the hustle and bustle of London, discover the amazing walks and parks in close proximity to Chiswick.
Chiswick House and Gardens
Discover Chiswick House, built in the 18th century and inspired by Italian architecture, it is one of the earliest examples of neo-Classical design in England.
Take a stroll around the 65 acres of garden, known as the birthplace of the English Landscape Movement. The park has been open to the public since 1929.
Throughout the summer, Chiswick House and Gardens host a number of different events.
Visit Kew Gardens and explore the world’s most famous botanic garden with more than 30,000 collections of living plants. Walk along the trail and discover the everchanging landscape with over 14,000 trees and enjoy a peaceful moment in the tranquil Japanese Gardens.
If Christmas is your favourite time of the year, then you must visit the Gardens for their Christmas at Kew, after-dark winter trail. Each year, Kew Gardens transforms into a magical Christmas land with festive music and lights decorating the trails.
The Thames Path is a 184-mile walk along the Thames River, starting in the Cotswolds, through the heart of London and finishing at Thames Barrier in Woolwich, just a few miles from the sea. Why not walk some of the Thames Path from Chiswick to Hammersmith.
The 6-mile walk along the river is an easy walk with a number of charming pubs and restaurants on the way, where you can stop for a break and enjoy some good food and the views of the Thames.
The park has over 600 years of garden history and with the vast greens gives the impression you are far outside of busy London. Syon House was the London home of the Duke of Northumberland and has remained in the family for over 400 years.
The House is considered one of the last great houses of London and is open to the public to visit.
Spend the day exploring the 2500 acres of Richmond Park, a National Nature Reserve, and one of London’s eight Royal Parks. The park offers a number of different activities such as bike rentals during the summer months and a driving range for golf lovers.
Why not enjoy a break at the Pembroke Lodge, a listed Georgian Mansion situated at the highest point in the Park with great views of the Thames Valley.