West London is a popular area to live within the capital, riverside homes and those near to the river tend to be some of the most sought after. The Hammersmith and Chiswick riverfront boasts many exquisite houses along with some of the oldest pubs in London, further west Brentford has many modern developments on the river.
The Hammersmith riverfront borders with Fulham to the east and Chiswick to the west. The development, Fulham Reach, which was completed a few years ago is in fact located within the Hammersmith W6 postcode.
Fulham Reach is within easy reach of Hammersmith station for multiple transport connections, there are also several distinguished places to eat and drink nearby such as The River Café. Residents of Fulham Reach also benefit from access to the Fulham Reach Lifestyle Club which has an array of facilities including a spa and gym.
Near to Fulham Reach is the lesser known, smaller development, Chancellor’s Wharf. A combination of flats and houses are within this gated development, properties here rarely become available to buy.
Near Hammersmith Bridge, Digby Mansions is a period mansion block in which many of the properties look out onto the river and those on the top floor have large roof terraces with far reaching views.
Further along the river, the other side of Hammersmith Bridge, there are many desirable riverside homes located on Lower and Upper Mall, both no through roads which are largely only used by pedestrians and are entirely pedestrianised in parts. These exclusive properties enjoy relative riverside tranquillity being located on the towpath and many boast direct river views as well as large gardens to the rear.
Modern development, The Pumphouse, Bazalgette Court, is a popular place to live. The building, as the name suggests is a converted pumphouse, the apartments nearest the river enjoy the best views.
The W4 postcode includes a vast riverfront divided into two parts by the sports grounds at Dukes Meadows, where there are no houses only sporting facilities including rowing, golf, tennis, hockey and football, Virgin’s Riverside Club is also located in this break between residential areas.
Towards Hammersmith, Chiswick Mall begins where the Hammersmith riverfront ends; riverside homes on Chiswick Mall are extremely sought after and rarely available. There are many large houses along Chiswick Mall, some period and some built more recently.
Further along the river, the Corney Reach development, built in 1995, remains to be a sought after development. Residents enjoy close proximity and in many cases direct river views from their homes as well as easy access to the A4 and onto the M4 motorway.
Following the river around the bend, after Chiswick Bridge is Chiswick Quay where many local residents choose to moor their boats. Many townhouses have been built over the years in the area surrounding the quay and nearby such as those in Chiswick Staithe. Chiswick Staithe has its own river frontage and quay, the houses have been built to surround a large communal garden area meaning they largely have a pretty outlook over the gardens or river.
Further along Hartington Road is the art deco gated development, Hartington Court, the apartments here enjoy a tranquil setting, dedicated parking and communal gardens on the riverfront.
The houses along Grover Park Road and Thames Road are highly sought after, some of the larger buildings have been turned into apartment blocks. The most desirable homes benefit from extremely large gardens which run down to the river, some even have their own moorings.
The Grove Park area of Chiswick is well known for the stretch along the river, in particular the largely pedestrianised Strand-On-The-Green. The area benefits from local restaurants such as Annie’s as well as being within a short distance of Kew Bridge Railway Station.
There are many, many desirable places to live in Chiswick on the riverfront. Whether you are seeking an apartment or a family house there will likely be a property to meet your requirements.
Following the river from Chiswick, after Kew Bridge, is Brentford, an area which has seen much regeneration and many new developments being constructed in recent years.
The modern development closest to Kew Bridge, on Kew Bridge Road, is a popular place to live. Only a short walk over the bridge to Kew Gardens and the amenities of Kew Village whilst also having shops and restaurants in the lower parts of the development itself. Within the development there are exquisite penthouse apartments, arranged over several floors with large room terraces and stunning river views. There is a concierge onsite, underground parking and Kew Bridge Station is only a short walk away.
Further along Brentford riverfront towards Isleworth there are several new developments such as Ferry Quays and Lighterage Court. The Brentford riverfront is then taken over by the grounds of Syon House and Park.
Riverside living in west London
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