Chiswick is rather unique. Despite being fairly close to Central London, it has retained its natural beauty. In many ways, it feels more like a Kentish town than London borough and one would at least expect it to lurk on the very borders on the city. Instead, this little slice of old English charm is easy accessible via the District line and less than 20 minutes away from the heart of the capital.
In the past, the area was a very popular destination for Londoners looking for a country break because of its wonderful landscape, rolling greens and laid back atmosphere, all of which made it the perfect place to escape to for a few days with a London escort. Despite being surrounded on all sides by other, more urban, areas, Chiswick still maintains its quaint charm and suburban modesty. Chiswick Quay is about as close to a country riverside as you’re ever likely to get in London, and countless painted riverboats sit moored there, adding splashes of red and blue amongst the green and white shades that dominate here.
The other place you’re likely to notice such bursts of deep, glossy red is on the side of barrels, on crates full of fresh hops and on plaques attached to local pubs. This is because Chiswick is the home of Fullers, the UK’s largest independent brewer of ales. The rich, complex taste of the many beers brewed by Fullers is well know, with the company having won The Great British Beer Festival’s Champion Beer of Britain award an unprecedented 5 times! If you’ve ever wondered what makes every pint taste so fantastic, or perhaps you’re just interested in the process of beer making, then you should take a tour of the brewery. They take you from the arrival of the hops and malt at the start of the process, to the bottling and sealing of the golden nectar at the end. Then, after all your curiosity has been sated, the tasting begins. Fullers make everything from crisp, amber beers to full, dark porters so there will be something to suit everyone’s tastes. Be sure to book advance though, because the tour sells out quickly and it’s very rare to gain admission on the day.
If beer isn’t quite genteel enough for you, don’t despair. The area may hold a rustic charm but its still the equal of its fellow West London rivals when it comes to refinement. Carvosso’s offers fine wine and dining in atmospheric setting converted from a former police station. During the day, you can enjoy a bite to eat and a light lunch by the riverside. Although you may not recognise it at first, you’ve probably seen this riverside numerous times because Chiswick Bridge is the finish line for the infamous boat race between the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. When the race isn’t in full flow, the area settles into a beautiful stillness and makes the perfect place to stroll beside at your leisure, arms locked with a local independent Chiswick escort, a smile on your face and a spring in your step.
Escape to the Country