The village of Chiswick, in West London, was part of Middlesex until in 1965 it was incorporated in to the new administrative area of Greater London and became part of the London Borough of Hounslow. Famous Chiswick residents include William Hogarth, Alexander Pope, the painter Camille Pissarro and the novelist E.M. Forster.
To the south, Chiswick borders the River Thames, with some of London's most beautiful riverside properties and unrivalled views.
Buying or renting in Chiswick is perfect for both commuters and more temporary visitors, and, while only a few miles from the West End, its proximity to the M25, M4 and Heathrow Airport makes it one of the most convenient locations in London. The area is popular with families who want to live in houses with lots of space and large gardens without moving out of London entirely.
Unlike so many other of London's villages, businesses in the high streets of Chiswick and Turnham Green high street are still largely locally-run, with few of the national chains which have turned other more fashionable areas into clones of each other.
"What's it for? Too small to live in, too big to hang to a watch." Thus John, Lord Hervey, Alexander Pope's thing of silk, on Chiswick House.
Chiswick House is a villa built as 'a toy' by the 3rd Earl of Burlington in the early Eighteenth Century, and is one of the most beautiful houses in London. Built on Neo-classical lines, the house and gardens are an immense draw to the area. Other notable houses in the area include the Jacobdean Boston Manor, Gunnersbury House, with its magnifient park, John Soane's masterpiece Pitshanger Manor, and John Adam's Syon House.
The annual rate of council tax in Chiswick varies, and is dependant on a property's valuation band. The valuation band is determined by the value of the property and the current rates for the local council.
Council Tax in Chiswick is levied by Hounslow local authority