This post features a guided walk from 111Places “33 Walks in London You Shouldn’t Miss. All photos are my own
Strand-on-the Green is one of my favourite riversides in London (Check out my other favourite here). This part of south-west London was new to me, so it was nice to explore a new area particularly as it’s only 4 stops on the overground from me. When people initially think of London they fail to realize that there are many residential villages all over the city. Many have never heard of Chiswick. I loved the Victorian Edwardian houses.
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This walk starts out of Turnham Green Underground Station, which is on the District Line. It takes you to the tardis that is The Old Cinema, an antiques and vintage furniture store, named one of the 100 best shops in the world by Retail Week! Next stop is Chiswick House and its historic gardens, previously owned by Lord Burlington. The following steps take you to Chiswick School, home of the popular car boot sale that takes place on the first Sunday of each month, and then to Chiswick Quay – a set of 1970s townhouses set around a Mediterranean-like marina! The author’s recommended pub stop on this walk is the City Barge, as it overlooks the iron Kew Railway Bridge and Oliver’s Island. After crossing the Thames, you reach Kew Green and finish the walk at the National Archives.
Bedford Park Streets
Chiswick High Road
The Old Cinema
Chiswick School Boot Sale
Strand on the Green