Chiswick Market – What’s on 2021
As Chiswick Estate Agents we recognise the appeal of the W4 area, it’s known for its village feel and strong community so it’s of little surprise that there is such a buzz surrounding every Chiswick Market.
Those who live here flock to support local businesses and other independent retailers who showcase their items, not just appealing to those who live in Chiswick, but visitors travel from all of London and even beyond to attend the many markets run in Chiswick.
From the Flower Market to the Antique and Vintage Market, the Chiswick Food Market and now the Cheese Market, we take a look at each of the markets, when they’re open and what’s on offer.
Jules the Foodie
We’ve spoken to local chef Jules Kane whose part of the team behind the new Chiswick Cheese Market to learn more about her business which she opened during lockdown.
How did Jules the Foodie start?
“Back in lockdown #1 lots of family and friends were getting in touch as they were juggling home schooling, working from home and childcare – our ‘new normal’ was quite overwhelming. So, I began cooking meals that I’d leave on friend’s doorsteps, everyone said please can I order that again and pay you to continue – so last summer I started to build a website.”
Head over to Jules’ website to learn more about her delicious menus – Click here.
What’s it been like running a local Chiswick business during lockdown?
“To start with Chiswick was a ghost town and you’d only see other people when collecting supplies which was very strange. The best part is when I’m delivering and having those doorstep moments with customers, often the only new face they might have seen all day.
The community support has been overwhelming and Chiswick WhatsApp groups sharing my details has been amazing.”
Why do you love living in Chiswick?
“I was born in Chiswick and brought up here, but after travelling and working abroad in Australia, California and after running a pub in South Devon where my daughter was born there was a moment when I knew it was time to ‘come home’!
Chiswick is a real community, and the High Road is such a lovely place where you see so many people you know – it’s a lovely quality to have for a busy area of London.”
Food events to look forward to coming out of lockdown?
“I’m part of the team behind the Cookbook Kitchen and this May we are launching the Chiswick Cheese Market. After the amazing success of the Chiswick Flower Market and new The Chiswick Antique & Vintage Market also starting soon, Chiswick will be the place to be on Sundays.
This helps bring the much-needed footfall to our High Road as Covid-19 measures relax in order to support our Bricks & Mortar traders that make Chiswick such a special place to live and shop.”
Chiswick Cheese Market
Chiswick Cheese Market will be run once a month on Chiswick High Road, outside the George IV pub, where stallholders will sell cheese and ‘provisions’.
Readers might be interested to know that Chiswick was in fact originally known as Cheesewick, recorded in c.1000 with the old name meaning ‘Cheese Farm’. The area by the river at Duke’s Meadows is thought to have been the location of an annual cheese fair right up until the 18th Century.
The organisers of the Cheese Market, Cookbook Kitchen and local chefs including Jules, hope to not only bring cheese home to Chiswick but also make the regular market a real destination for locals and visitors. It is especially important since British cheese markers have had a particularly tough time throughout the pandemic having lost their regular catering and restaurant sales.
Chiswick Cheese Market – third Sunday of each month with the first to be held on Sunday 16 May.
Chiswick Flower Market
The Chiswick Flower Market launched in 2020 and has been a huge success, in fact it has been chosen by the national High Streets Task Force as an example of a community project that is revitalising the local high road.
Run by a passionate team of local residents the Flower Market is a not-for-profit enterprise, any profits are invested back into the market or the High Road.
Chiswick Flower Market – first Sunday of each month, hoping to be back on Sunday 2 May.
Antique and Vintage Market
The hotly anticipated Antique and Vintage Market is set to be the new monthly place to visit where dealers will have all manner of antique, vintage, brocante and architectural salvage on offer.
The Antique and Vintage Market will be held outdoors on Chiswick High Road near to the Police Station.
Chiswick High Road Antique and Vintage Market – second Sunday of each month, hoping to be open on Sunday 9 May.
The Food Market Chiswick
The Food Market Chiswick is a long-established market held every Sunday at Grove Park Farmhouse, adjacent to the play area at Dukes Meadows. The address given for finding the market is Market Drive, Chiswick, W4 2RX. It is located behind the flats opposite Chiswick School and is well sign posted when you’re in the area.
From produce stalls that sell vegetables, meat, cheese, olives and fish to specialist grocers, chocolatiers, juice makers and ready to eat food including pizza and Mexican – there’s a huge variety on offer.
The Food Market is open every Sunday from 10am-2pm.
Duck Pond Market
A new addition to the Chiswick market collection is the Duck Pond Market at Chiswick House and Grounds that is set to be held on an ongoing basis on the first and third (and fifth where they exist) Saturdays each month from 10am to 4pm.
The Duck Pond Market includes a broad selection of local, ethical and sustainable independent businesses including food, gifts, plants and crafts.
Chiswick Car Boot Sales
Perhaps not strictly a market in the same way as the above are but Chiswick is rare in that it has not one car boot sale but two meaning there are lots of opportunities for residents to purchase second hand and vintage items.
The two car boot sales in Chiswick are Southfield School Car Boot Sale which is run on the third Sunday of each month (except January) and Chiswick School Car Boot Sale which is held on the first Sunday of each month (except January).
Chiswick Property Market
The above includes those that are run regularly but there are often also seasonal markets that take place so be sure to watch out for local announcements on sites such as Chiswick W4.
Buyers seeking a home in W4 are drawn to the area for a host of reasons; the strong community, independent stores, green spaces, top schools and of course the many Chiswick Markets that take place through the month only add to the appeal of the area.