At the very heart of the W4 area, many moving to Chiswick focus on finding a home and living in Turnham Green. With a host of amenities all on the doorstep, transport links being incredibly convenient and simply being in the very epicentre of Chiswick, it’s of little wonder so many hope to find a home on one of the few treelined residential streets that make up the area.
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Where is Turnham Green
The area that lies between Chiswick High Road at the south and the Bath Road to the north, the roads that are positioned either side of Turnham Green Terrace are widely regarded to be within the Turnham Green area of Chiswick.
The Turnham Green Underground station is positioned at the northern tip of Turnham Green Terrace, near Bath Road.
What transport connections are at Turnham Green?
Turnham Green has its own underground station, one of the main stations for Chiswick residents. The station is on the District Line conveniently connecting to Kew and Richmond to the West and to the East the line runs via Hammersmith and Earls Court into Central London and beyond. At certain times of the day the Piccadilly Line stops at Turnham Green.
The E3 bus route runs along Turnham Green, travelling to Acton and Ealing to the North with the route finishing near Chiswick School to the south, via Grove Park, making it a useful route for local residents.
Of course Turnham Green is also well connected by road, with the A4 and M4 motorway together with the North Circular all being a short drive away. This also means Heathrow Airport is just a short trip away by car.
Which zone is Turnham Green in?
Turnham Green is in Travelcard zones 2 and 3 on the London Underground with the District Line being the main service at the station and the Piccadilly Line stopping here only in the early morning and late evenings.
A brief history of Turnham Green
It’s believed that Turnham Green Terrace and the residential regarded to be ‘Turnham Green’ takes its name from the green named Turnham Green that is in fact not physically connected to the terrace, and is around a 5 or so minute walk away, located between Heathfield Terrace and Chiswick High Road to the south west of Turnham Green Terrace.
Turnham Green, which has Christ Church as its centre, has historically been used for a numbering of gatherings over time. Turnham Green was the site of a significant event during the English Civil War in the 17th century. In November 1642, the armies of King Charles I and Parliament faced each other across the Green in the Battle of Turnham Green and while a full battle never took place, this standoff played an important role in the conflict and is still commemorated today.
Turnham Green Terrace, which is at the centre of the area regarded as ‘Turnham Green’ has long been a key shopping street in Chiswick, with some wonderful images found on archives of the street in the 1900s.
Many of the buildings along Turnham Green Terrace and those on the surrounding roads date back to the 19thcentury or earlier making it a wonderful area with regards to the architecture.
Parks and playgrounds near Turnham Green
Chiswick Common is an open green space and home to the Rocks Lane Multi Sports centre, café and softplay. The Rocks Lane site is always abuzz with activities for both children and adults, a real hub of the local community. Sports such as netball, tennis, football and padel are played both socially and competitively.
Chiswick Common also has a playground on the western side and on the other side of the train tracks is Acton Common, another open green space with a larger playground and sandpit area.
Residents can also reach Stamford Park within a short walk, which is popular with dog walkers and has a playground too. Of course Chiswick House and Gardens is just a short distance away, a few stops on the E3 bus or a 15 minute walk.
Independent shops in Chiswick
Many of the independent shops in Chiswick are concentrated around Turnham Green. From Windfall Natural and Zen Maitri, to Macken’s Brother’s Butcher, Snap Dragon Toy Shop and Marmalade Fine Jewellery, there’s also Urban Tropicana which sells wonderful indoor plants and renowned chocolatier Philip Neal. For fresh produce Lemons and Limes is a popular place to stop in.
Boutiques on Turnham Green Terrace
There is an abundance of boutiques on Turnham Green Terrace including Lizard Fasion, Oxana Lifestyle, LA Menswear and Damsel all which offer varying styles and designers, carefully curated by shop owners.
Places to eat
Locals have an extensive selection of places to eat on the doorstep. One of the newest editions to the street, Sam’s Larder, is a popular place to eat, and a great delicatessen, together with the slightly hidden Buenos Aires Steakhouse. There’s also Beirut Street Kitchen, Capri and Grilandia together with several sushi places. Hack and Veldt Delicatessen is a small yet popular place to eat locally.
One of the oldest establishments located on Turnham Green is Foubert’s, a veteran local institution who serve handmade Italian ice cream and have a small café too.
Turnham Green Coffee Shops
There are several excellent coffee shops on the street. Hack and Veldt are a delicatessen but are also a popular place to stop in for a coffee, similarly Laurents Chiswick is a shop, deli and coffee shop. There’s also a Starbucks.
Set back from the road in Turnham Green Terrace Mews is Chief Coffee which is a local hidden gem.
Property in Turnham Green
Of course there are homes above many of the commercial units but it is the houses and apartments on the adjoining roads that are most popular to benefit from being so close to the action but having the ability to step away.
Is Turnham Green a nice place to live?
In the centre of Chiswick, close to shops, places to eat and green spaces, Turnham Green is a wonderful place to live. The area is ideal for transport connections in and out of London and with many of the buildings in the area dating back hundreds of years, the property for sale or to let is often charming and characterful too.
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