Thinking of living in Gunnersbury? This area of Chiswick is exceptionally well connected by road and rail, boasts beautiful residential roads, access to multiple green spaces, and convenient amenities and has the thriving local business hub at Chiswick Park on the doorstep.
Beautiful family houses in Gunnersbury can be found on roads such as Silver Crescent and Heathfield Gardens, to name a few. There are also several converted apartments and purpose-built blocks in the area too.
Gunnersbury is ideal for commuters being so well connected and also offers a great place to live for families with multiple excellent schools and vast green spaces nearby.
Here we explore why you might wish to explore living in Gunnersbury:
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Where is Gunnersbury?
The Gunnersbury area is to the western end of Chiswick High Road and includes the residential roads surrounding Gunnersbury Station and Chiswick Park. The area is bordered by the Great West Road to the south and by Gunnersbury Park to the west.
Gunnersbury Station is on both the London Underground District Line and the London Overground which offer great connectivity both in and out of London. With the A4 and M4 motorway nearby and the North Circular also just a short distance away, travelling by road from the area is very convenient. Heathrow Airport is just 15 minutes drive away (traffic depending).
A brief history of Gunnersbury
Positioned at the eastern tip of W4, Gunnersbury is positioned close to Chiswick’s borders with Acton and Brentford. The residential area of Gunnersbury is largely made up of pre-war housing, with many fine examples of period architecture.
Built in 1853, The Gunnersbury pub, positioned on the northern side of the High Road, which was formerly called the John Bull Pub, has served as a popular musical venue hosting many bands over the years, including The Who.
One of the largest sites in Gunnersbury is Chiswick Business Park, which was redeveloped in 2001. From 1921 the space Chiswick Park now occupies had been used by the London General Omnibus Company, which at the time was the largest bus operator in the capital, as a training school for new bus drivers. It was shut down by London Transport in 1989 and later sold.
Chiswick Park is now home to several large corporations including CBS News, Singapore Airlines, Qantas, Foxtons. There’s also a Virgin Active on site, and together with those who work at Chiswick Park, many residents are members of the sports club and gym.
A vast space, positioned to the west of the Gunnersbury residential area, Gunnersbury Park is one of London’s finest open spaces.
Gunnersbury Park was purchased from the Rothschild family and opened to the public by the then Minister of Health, Neville Chamberlain, on 21 May 1926. For almost 100 years Gunnersbury Park has been a cherished park in West London.
Following restoration in 2018, the Grade II listed house and grounds have seen popularity soar. Events are held year-round, with highlights of the calendar previously including the Soho House Festival and the Festival of Cricket.
Smaller scale events include regular Make and Take events for children, and guided nature trails.
There is also a new sporting hub at Gunnersbury Park which offers a broad selection of sports including netball, tennis, badminton and football together with a gym, cycle studio and fitness studio where a variety of classes are held.
The popular crazy golf company, Putt in the Park also opened a site at Gunnersbury in 2022.
A beautiful vast green space to enjoy serenity and nature, as well as a glorious example of period architecture, Gunnersbury Park is also a real hive of activity with lots taking place throughout the year.
Gunnersbury Triangle Nature Reserve
The Gunnersbury Triangle Nature Reserve is a green oasis that has been created in shape by intersecting railway lines that run along its borders.
The woodland area was saved from development in the early 1980s following a campaign by local residents which was supported by the London Wildlife Trust.
After some work to make it more accessible, the nature reserve opened to the public in 1985. It is now home to many birds, such as Green woodpeckers and small mammals, including voles and hedgehogs, who take advantage of the sheltered birch and willow.
The entrance to the Gunnersbury Triangle Nature Reserve is on South Bollo Lane, just opposite Chiswick Park Station.
Shops and places to eat in Gunnersbury
Close to the station there is a parade of shops and eateries which includes a beautician and several cafes, opposite the station there is a Co-op food store.
Further to the east along Chiswick High Road, there is Neptune home furnishings shop, Cotswold Outdoor, and the popular deli and eatery The Italians.
Being at the western tip of Chiswick High Road, those who live in property in Gunnersbury can reach the many shops, restaurants, and cafes that Chiswick is so well known for, with ease.
What makes Gunnersbury a good place to live?
There are multiple reasons why Gunnersbury makes a good place to live. The vast green spaces and beautiful homes being amongst the top reasons why this area is popular with those looking for property in W4.
As aforementioned, for commuters there are multiple connections via road nearby, allowing for easy access into and out of the city. By rail, not only is Gunnersbury station on both the London Underground and London Overground lines but there are a considerable number of bus routes operating in the area and at Kew Bridge the mainline station offers access to another rail network.
There are several excellent schools in and around Gunnersbury, including a number of well-regarded independent schools such as the International School of London, Eagle Park, Heathfield House School and Falcons Pre-Preparatory Chiswick.
Living in Gunnersbury
Are you thinking of living in Gunnersbury, Chiswick?
With wonderful homes of all shapes and sizes, great transport connections, proximity to the main stretch of Chiswick High Road and access to vast green spaces, there are a great number of reasons why you might want to consider moving to Gunnersbury.
To discuss your plans to move with a member of our Chiswick team, please do get in touch without obligation.