The proximity to the shops and eateries of Askew Village and the green space on the doorstep are just two of the factors that make living in Wendell Park such an appealing prospect.
This is a small but vibrant micro area of the W12 postcode that buyers and renters often ask us about.
With its proximity to Askew Village, Turnham Green, Chiswick High Road and Ravenscourt Park, Wendell Park offers numerous shops, eateries and recreational opportunities.
The green space of Wendell Park itself is a drawcard to the area. With its mature trees and lawn, the park is immensely popular with locals for dog walking, sport, taking a stroll or having picnics.
The beauty of living in Wendell Park is that you’re in a great spot to make the most of local amenities such as Kite Studios, Leiths School of Food and Wine, Hartswood Tennis Club, and the community-focused, St Saviour’s Church.
A brief history of the area
The development of Wendell Park took place in the late Victorian and Edwardian periods. Prior to St Saviour’s Church being built in 1890, Wendell Park was largely orchards and open fields.
In 1896 four acres of parkland adjacent to the church was offered to Hammersmith Vestry for recreation purposes on the proviso that certain works were executed, including erecting a fence and paving nearby roads.
At the turn of the century, Wendell Park was proving a welcome respite for residents from the growing hustle and bustle of West London.
Extensive underground works were carried out in the park during the Second World War, when an public air raid shelter was dug due to the high amount of V-1 flying bomb attacks in the area during the Blitz.
The entrance was in the current dog exercise area and runs for some way under the central grass area. It is no longer accessible and was sealed off after the war.
Since then, there has been planting of more trees by the Hammersmith and Fulham Council and the establishment of children’s play areas and a small nature conservation area.
In 2017 a voluntary group, Wendell Park Gardening Friends, formed to undertake the ongoing restoration and regeneration of the park for the benefit of everyone who uses it.
The local children of Wendell Primary are also actively involved in helping out with various projects.
Wendell Park is a micro area in Shepherd’s Bush bordered by Uxbridge Road to the north, Stamford Brook Avenue and Goldhawk Road in the south, and Emlyn Road and Askew Road in the east and west respectively.
The area offers many shops and further green spaces within walking distance, including Askew Village, Chiswick High Road, Turnham Green Terrace, Stamford Brook Common and Ravenscourt Park.
The closest underground stations are Stamford Brook and Ravenscourt Park.
Wendell Park is a much loved and well maintained green space that can be accessed daily from 7:30 am to dusk. It’s a haven for families, dog walkers and anyone wanting fresh air, exercise or relaxation.
The central lawn area is lined with mature trees and benches, and there’s a dedicated dog zone, as well as a fenced off dog-free zone with picnic benches opposite the well-equipped children’s playground.
For a larger green space, another option is to take a stroll down to nearby Ravenscourt Park. Its 23 acres features an open lawn, a lake, tennis and basketball courts, multiple play areas, and a paddling pool for children. There is also a pretty walled garden where you can sit and relax.
Stamford Brook Common is also close by and provides 2.5 acres of grass, trees and shrubs within a railed periphery, with a playground.
If keeping fit is an objective, two of the top sports clubs in West London – David Lloyd Acton Park and the Hogarth Health Club – are both a short cycle or drive away, and offer exceptional facilities including a gym, swimming pools, tennis courts, and spa.
Wendell Park shops
Wendell Park residents are spoiled for choice when it comes to local shopping.
Askew Road has numerous shops, restaurants and businesses with specialist retailers including The Ginger Pig Butcher, Laveli Bakery, Askew Wine and J.W.Beeton.
Turnham Green Terrace is a unique shopping street in Chiswick just a short stroll south of Wendell Park. Here you’ll find a bevy of independent boutiques and gift stores.
There are also an array of traditional bistros, delis and eateries such as Bayley and Sage, Hack & Veldt, Charlotte’s Bistro, Fouberts Gelateria and Sushi Bar Makoto.
Wendell Park is just a ten-minute drive, or short bus journey, to the Westfield Shopping Centre in Shepherd’s Bush for world class shopping, dining and entertainment.
Askew Road has an eclectic array of international style restaurants including the Monkey Temple (Nepalese), Som Tam House (Thai), and Sufi (Persian), Hoang Lan (Vietnamese).
For gastro pubs, The Eagle on Askew Road and The Oak on Goldhawk Road are both popular choices.
For destination dining worthy of a babysitter there are the many eateries on and around Chiswick High Road, including the Michelin-starred La Tompette, Vinoteca, the High Road Brasserie and Villa di Geggiano.
Turnham Green Terrace offers a choice of cosy, candlelit wine bars and intimate restaurants for a low-key evening out.
Schools near Wendell Park
Residents with school-age children have a selection of excellent state and independent schools at their disposal.
Wendell Park Primary School is situated right by Wendell Park. It’s a non-denomination school for children aged 3- to 11-year-olds.
Further schools for young children include the Good Shepherd RC Primary and Brackenbury Primary. Greenside School is on the other side of Askew Road, near Cathnor Park, but is considered a very creative school.
For secondary age children, there are Hammersmith Academy, West London Free School both highly regarded schools
Other schools in the area include Ravenscourt Park Prep, Latymer Upper and Godolphin & Latymer.
There are also several nurseries in the area, Stepping Stones and Willow Vale, both provide a warm, friendly and caring environment for babies and toddlers.
Wendell Park is a prime residential area in West London and offers large detached Victorian homes, often extended, with well-maintained gardens.
One of the most sought after tree-lined residential streets amongst those considering living in Wendell Park, is Ashchurch Park Villas, which is adjacent to Ravenscourt Park.
The area also has an array of modern converted flats, purpose-built maisonettes and pretty cottages which successfully blend period and modern features.
Why consider living in Wendell Park
If you’re looking for a leafy and safe residential area to raise a family or escape the daily grind, you can’t do much better than living in Wendell Park.
This small but beautiful enclave offers an oasis of calm, along with access to excellent schools and myriad amenities on your doorstep.
To talk to us about buying or selling property in Wendell Park, or if you’re looking for a home to rent, get in touch for a no obligation discussion.