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Chiswick House: Bring Into Being art exhibition

May 27October 31

Bring Into Being is an experimental programme of art commissions, events and workshops marking a new chapter for Chiswick House and Gardens.  Presenting three site-specific artworks by Peter Adjaye, Jaimini Patel and Turner Prize winning Mark Wallinger, alongside workshops and events, Bring Into Being  'responds to the many incarnations of Chiswick House and tests the future possibilities of our Grade 1 listed site'. Chiswick House Trust is looking to widen the scope and the appeal of the House and Gradens, to attract more visitors, and to encourage existing visitors to use the park…

ParkTennis Sessions

July 23 @ 8:00 amDecember 31 @ 5:00 pm BST

This event runs every Saturday morning from 10am-11am at Gunnersbury Park. Parktennis is for players of all ages and abilities. They have a family court for parents to play with their young children using softer red balls, typically for children aged 9 and under. The remaining courts are used for the teenagers and adults. The adults play a mixture of singles, doubles and fun team games that are designed for all levels of ability, active and inclusive of large numbers.…

Kayaking in Osterley Park

July 29October 31

The Sharks run sessions at Osterley Park every Summer on Sundays from April through till the end of October. They have now added Wednesday sessions during the Summer Holidays, giving guests even more opportunities for fun. There are both double and single sit-on-top boats available. While these boats are very stable and easy to use, The Sharks ask that you turn up 15 minutes before the session starts so they can get you ready, give you basic instructions and get you on…

Autumn Treasure Hunt with Percy the Park Keeper

October 14November 14

This October be part of a live theatrical treasure hunt with Percy the Park Keeper as you help him get his animal friends ready for winter. Forest school meets puppetry, world-class theatrical storytelling and clue-based adventure in this unique experience designed specifically for Chiswick House and Gardens. Created by a producing and creative team behind many of your favourite family friendly experiences, this unique outdoor event opens on 14 October with limited availability throughout half term and beyond. Demand is expected…

Books & Writers, Chiswick walking trail

October 21
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Image above: Nancy Mitford; Rose Cottage, Strand on the Green, where she lived Torin Douglas, Director of the Chiswick Book Festival, has made it his mission to research Chiswick’s literary history. Chiswick can lay claim to two winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature (and one nominee) plus one Booker Prize winner, three Oscar winners (and two nominees), a Poet Laureate and several writers who merit blue plaques. All of which prompted the Observer to comment: ‘Chiswick may be the…

Arts & Crafts walking trail, Hammersmith

October 21
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Riverside trail taking in the homes of some of the leading lights of the Arts & Crafts movement. The riverside at Hammersmith was an important hub for the Arts & Crafts movement. Arts & Crafts Hammersmith launched the trail along the River Thames in June 2019 so you can follow in the footsteps of poet, novelist, designer and socialist William Morris and his great friend Emery Walker, the founder of the Doves Press. This is a walk that you can…

Art & Artists, Chiswick walking trail

October 21
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Image above: Jan Pienkowski's image of the Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Chiswick Chiswick has been home to several very famous artists over the centuries. When Karen Liebreich and Sarah Cruz of Abundance London created the the Chiswick Timeline mural under the railway bridge at Turnham Green Terrace in 2017, they included images of paintings by some of the area's best known artists. At the same time they launched a map of 19 sites of artistic interest, including Johan Zoffany’s house…

Visit Syon Park

October 21
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Syon is one of the last great houses in London which is still lived in by a member of the aristocracy. It has been in the family of the present owner, the Duke of Northumberland, for more than 400 years. The park land, which is also home to the Syon Park Hilton hotel and children’s indoor play area Snakes and Ladders, never closes. Gardens The Gardens, created by ‘Capability’ Brown in the eighteenth century, are open 10.30am – 4.30pm, Wednesday…

Gunnerbury Park and Museum

Visit Gunnersbury Park

October 21
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Gunnersbury Park is considered by English Heritage to be one of the most important parks in the country. Originally a country estate, it is now bordered by Acton, Brentford, Chiswick and Ealing. Gunnersbury is jointly owned by Hounslow and Ealing councils and run by a not-for-profit company, Gunnersbury CIC. The park has beautiful ornamental gardens with woods and lakes and a new sports hub with nine-hole golf, tennis courts, football and cricket pitches. The sports hub is currently open for…

Visit Chiswick House Gardens

October 21
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Gardens open every day, open 7.00 am - dusk

Chiswick House is a beautiful example of Classical architecture in the style of Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio. Built by Richard Boyle, 3rd earl of Burlington, 1727-9, the villa was famous in its heyday during the 18th and 19th centuries for some of the most sumptuous entertainments ever held in Britain. The rich decoration and many paintings are well worth the entrance fee. Image above: Chiswick House; photograph Jennifer Griffiths Chiswick House and the Kitchen Garden are open 27 May to…

Visit Kew Gardens

October 21
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Kew Gardens is home to the world’s most diverse collection of living plants; 132 hectares of landscape which is exceptionally beautiful in any season. The Gardens are open, but visitors have to book a time slot in advance. The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew is a UNESCO World Heritage site. An outing for all seasons In winter the Palm House welcomes you into the warmth of the rainforest, the Princess of Wales Conservatory invites you to explore ten of the…

Visit Gunnersbury Triangle, nature reserve

October 21
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A green oasis created by intersecting railway lines, saved from development in the 1980s and managed by the London Wildlife Trust for wildlife and people. This wet woodland nature reserve is a haven for birds and small mammals, which take advantage of the sheltered birch and willow.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_8SvLBhxCI Walkways and footpaths help guide visitors around the ponds and acid grassland areas through this wild oasis in Chiswick. You can just wander round and enjoy the peace and beauty of…

In Georgian footsteps, Chiswick walking trail

October 21
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Brentford & Chiswick Local History Society and William Hogarth Trust have co-created In Georgian Footsteps, a guided trail of 18th Century Chiswick. In Georgian times what we now know as Chiswick was three villages: Chiswick Town, Strand on the Green and Turnham Green, with fields, nursery gardens and orchards between them. The ancient Bath Rd, which today is Chiswick High Rd, ran east-west across common land on which Turnham Green grew up as a settlement with blacksmiths, farriers and inns…

Illuminature at London Wetland Centre

October 22, 2021January 9, 2022

New light trail at WWT London this autumn! Experience a unique, illuminated trail like no other and explore nature after dark. Join friends and family as you explore the after-dark trail through habitats of owls, geese and otters. Walk past reed beds, lagoons and the grazing marsh and see larger-than-life illuminations of iconic wetland wildlife. WWT and lighting trail experts Lumagica in association with MK Experience are proud to present 'ILLUMINATURE' - a unique opportunity to see a different side…

Visit Osterley Park

October 22 @ 9:00 am5:00 pm BST
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Osterley Park is a Georgian country estate in west London, now owned by the National Trust. Described by Horace Walpole as ‘the palace of palaces’, Osterley was created in the late 18th century by architect and designer Robert Adam for the Child family to entertain and impress their friends and clients. While the park is open every day from 09.00 and the café is open for takeaway, the bookshop, house and shop remain closed until further notice. The garden is…

Visit the London Wetland Centre, Barnes

October 22 @ 9:30 am5:30 pm BST
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WWT London Wetland Centre is a wetland reserve managed by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. An urban oasis for wildlife, with wading birds, ducks and otters. A lovely place to go, with or without kids. Find out about WWT’s conservation work and the birds they are helping to save from extinction. Enjoy the lakes, ponds and gardens, café and play areas. The Wetlands Centre has reopened on a timed entry ticket system. Every visitor will need to pre-book. The centre…

Christmas at Kew
November 17 – January 9

October 22 @ 4:00 pm10:00 pm BST
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Join Kew Gardens as their winter trail lights up the evening skies for 2021. Enjoy their annual after-dark festivities with family and friends, as you discover sparkling tunnels of light, dancing waterside reflections, and trees drenched in jewel-like colour on your way to the panoramic Palm House light display. Journey through the flickering flames in the Fire Garden, spot larger-than-life illuminations and say hello to Father Christmas along the way. Along the route, their independent street food vendors will offer…

Duck Pond Market – Gunnersbury Park

October 23 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm BST
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Duck Pond Markets run artisan markets in Gunnersbury Park on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Open air market beside the Gunnersbury Park Museum set in 200 acres of well kept park land. Stalls selling jewellery, cushions, cards, pottery and art as well as food and ‘eco homeware.’ duckpondmarket.com SEE ALSO: Our This Is Chiswick section for a feature about the Gunnersbury Park museum. See our events listings of all the events happening in Chiswick here: chiswickcalendar.co.uk/whats-on-in-chiswick Support The Chiswick Calendar The…

Museum on the streets – Brunel, Bunnies, Locks and Lunatics

October 23 @ 11:00 am12:30 pm BST

Join Gunnersbury Park and Museum for a walk delivered by Ealing and West London Tour Guides. On this walk they will be looking at the first major engineering feat of the great Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, walking through a delightful park with a zoo and a maze, and learning about a major figure in rock and roll history. They'll also follow the Grand Union Canal, and pass the Hanwell Flight of locks and a large, pioneering mental hospital. Tickets:…

Kitchen Garden Cart at Chiswick House

October 23 @ 11:00 am1:00 pm BST
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The Kitchen Garden Cart has returned to Chiswick House and Gardens. Choose from a wide array of lovely flowers and vegetables. It can be found behind the main house between 11.00 am and 1.00 pm every Thursday and Saturday. See our events listings of all the events happening in Chiswick here: chiswickcalendar.co.uk/whats-on-in-chiswick Support The Chiswick Calendar The Chiswick Calendar CIC is a community resource. We publish a weekly newsletter and update the website with local news and information daily. We…

Gunnersbury Park Farmers Market
Every Sunday 10am – 3pm

October 24 @ 10:00 am3:00 pm BST
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Come along to Gunnersbury Park farmer's market each Sunday Run by RMS Markets, you'll find everything you could want from a farmers markets with top quality, fish, meat, artisan bread, cheese, fruit and veg. Every first Sunday of the month they'll be joined by artisan craft traders. Find it in the field next to the car park. All events in Chiswick See our events listings for all events in Chiswick: whats-on-in-chiswick Support The Chiswick Calendar The Chiswick Calendar CIC is…

The Food Market Chiswick

October 24 @ 10:00 am2:00 pm BST
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The Food Market Chiswick is a collection of stalls where the stallholders are also the producers of the food, so the food is fresh and seasonal. There are stallholders offering prepared food: a selection of street food, handmade bread, cakes and pastries, and those offering the ingredients: fine rare breed meats, fish, fresh seasonal vegetables, unpasteurised milk and artisan cheeses. The market puts you, the customer, in direct contact with the farmers, fishmongers, growers and bakers, so you can talk…

Chiswick Cheetahs running club

October 26 @ 7:00 am BST
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Join Chiswick's latest free running group. Set up by running coach Jonathan Geitner, the group aims to be motivating & supportive – ‘particularly if you’ve committed and then you don’t feel like going, which happens to the best of us’. Jonathan was the lead long distance coach at the Serpentine Running Club for many years taking the 10 milers out every Wednesday. Attendees meet outside the Chiswick House cafe at 7am on a Tuesday morning (use this link to What3Words…

Free family autumn half-term trail in Richmond Park

October 26 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm BST
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One event on October 28, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Join the Friends of Richmond Park on a short trail to explore the wonderful trees of Richmond Park and their wildlife. This follows the very successful event last month to mark the publication of the charity's new children’s booklet ‘Let’s Discover,’ written for 7-11 year olds, which features Olly the little owl and his friends. Volunteers will welcome you at each tree where you can choose to take part in an activity and receive a stamp. At the end of…

Afternoon Tea on the Thames

October 27 @ 3:00 pm BST

Come and join Chiswick Pier Trust for afternoon tea on the river Thames and enjoy a commentary pointing out the interesting land marks and sights along the way. A delicious full afternoon tea will be served whilst cruising towards Westminster. Please book your tickets early as these are very popular events. Tickets: Adults £25.00 Children under 8 £16.00 Book tickets: Call 07831 420400 or use the online form All events in Chiswick See our events listings for all events in…

Halloween Pumpkin Carving

October 29 @ 10:00 am3:00 pm BST

Become a pumpkin carving maestro in this spook-tacular workshop! Work with Gunnersbury Park and Museum's experts to create a pumpkin with personality for Halloween. Two sessions available: 10.30 - 12 pm and 1.30 - 3 pm Pumpkin included! Tickets £12 Book tickets: shop.visitgunnersbury.org All events in Chiswick See our events listings for all events in Chiswick: whats-on-in-chiswick Support The Chiswick Calendar The Chiswick Calendar CIC is a community resource. We publish a weekly newsletter and update the website with local…

Bizzy Buddies Halloween Fundays

October 30October 31

Bizzy buddies are hosting Halloween fun days with a carousel of Halloween themed fun and games. Each child will receive a goody bag, including sweets, treats and toys. Sessions will run at 9 AM, 11 AM and 1.30 PM Tickets £20 per child (with a 20% sibling discount) Book tickets: bizzy-buddies.class4kids.co.uk All events in Chiswick See our events listings for all events in Chiswick: whats-on-in-chiswick Support The Chiswick Calendar The Chiswick Calendar CIC is a community resource. We publish a weekly…

Duck Pond Market – Chiswick House

October 30 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm BST
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Duck Pond Markets run artisan markets in the garden of Chiswick House on the first, third and fifth (if there is one) Saturdays of the month. Open air market beside the Grade I listed Palladian villa, set in 65 acres of beautiful gardens. Stalls selling jewellery, cushions, cards, plants, pottery and art as well as food and ‘eco homeware.’ duckpondmarket.com SEE ALSO: Our This Is Chiswick Pages about the history of Chiswick House Gardens See our events listings of all the events happening in…

Creatures of the Night – Ravenscourt Park Walk

October 30 @ 5:00 pm6:30 pm BST

Have you ever wondered what creatures come out at night in your local park? Join Hammersmith and Fulham Council for this spooky Halloween-themed 'creatures of the night' walk around Ravenscourt Park. They'll be looking out for all creatures including bats, foxes and moths.T They will be meeting just outside the parks tea house at 5.15pm. This event welcomes all ages but please ensure all children are well supervised. Please note this event is heavily weather dependent. It will be cancelled…

Brentford F.C Stadium Tour and Meet the Chairman

November 4 @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm GMT

Brentford F.C won the 2021 Championship final to be promoted to the highest level for the first time since the 1946–47 season – with that, a move to a new stadium and a long standing Danish connection we are delighted to be hosting a one off special evening insight into the Football Club, the team and a unique tour of the stadium. Having a strong association with the Danish community, Brentford F.C’s owner also owns FC Midtjylland where Rasmus Ankersen…

Wet Woodland Walk

November 6 @ 1:00 pm5:00 pm GMT

The nature of UK woodlands means that to retain the broad variety of habitats needed for our native wildlife, we often need to manage our woodlands to mimic and recreate the mosaic of habitats present in natural woodlands. Discover more about The London Wetland Centre's woodlands, including some of the flora and fauna that the habitat supports (fungi, long-horn beetles, and woodland passerines). This is your chance to see an area of the Centre not normally open to the public.…

Chiswick School – Car Boot Sale

November 7
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One of the most successful car boot sales in the South East, the Chiswick Car Boot sale offers a glorious serendipitous mix of stuff: clothes, plants, DVDs & CDs, books, furniture, toys, you name it. Most of it is second hand, some new, but there are some real bargains to be had. The sale is held on the first Sunday of every month except January, at Chiswick School, Burlington Lane, London W4 3UN. The car entrance is on Staveley Road…

Chiswick Flower Market

November 7 @ 9:30 am3:00 pm GMT
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Outdoor flower market on Chiswick High Rd, the first Sunday of every month. Chiswick’s new flower market is already rivalling its East End counterpart in Columbia Rd. Traders sell cut flowers and live plants, bouquets, dried arrangements and plant accessories. Come here for your bedding plants, bulbs, houseplants and flowers. Chiswick Flower Market is the first new flower market to be established in London for 150 years and is run by a group of volunteers who are local residents. The…

Beginners Bike Ride: Walpole Park to Chiswick Flower Market

November 7 @ 12:00 pm3:00 pm GMT

A slow paced women's only beginners ride suitable for anyone who can pedal, steer and brake A slow paced women’s ride suitable for anyone who just learned to ride a bike or is getting back into cycling. As long as you can steer, pedal and use your brakes this is right for you. They will be meeting at 12:00 pm by the bandstand in Walpole Park, Mattock Lane, W5 5EQ. They will ride to Chiswick Flower Market where they will…

Richmond Fireworks 2021

November 7 @ 6:30 pm11:00 pm GMT

Come to Richmond's fireworks display on Sunday 7 November 2021. Every year Richmond Athletic Association stage an evening of family fun with a fully composed fireworks display to music, attracting thousands of spectators. Enjoy a fireworks show for all ages, this year themed around ‘Fire’. Gates will open at 4.30 pm when the funfair and all the stalls will be open. You will find an array of food on offer from hamburgers through to crepes; mulled wine; tea, coffee and…

Chiswick – Battersea Fireworks Cruise

November 7 @ 7:00 pm GMT

Come and join Chiswick Pier Trust on a cruise to watch the Battersea fireworks from the river. The boat will leave Chiswick Pier at 7pm boarding from 6.45pm. They will then cruise down to below Albert Bridge stemming the tide off Battersea Park to watch the fireworks which begin at 8pm and sail back to arrive at Chiswick Pier around 9.30pm. During the cruise a one plate supper will be served with a choice of either Shepherd’s Pie or Vegetarian…

Enchanted Woodland at Syon Park

November 12November 28

As the nights draw in, Syon Park once again hosts the Enchanted Woodland, which sees the 600-year-old gardens transformed by a display of lights and music. Now in its 14th year the trail winds through the arboretum, passing the sixteenth century Syon House, and ends at the spectacular Great Conservatory. An array of lighting effects – from high-tech lasers to low tech candles – illuminate the visitor’s way through the trees. The event is put together by a team of…

Creative Sound Workshop with Gavin Osborn

November 13 @ 2:00 pm5:00 pm GMT

Join artist Gavin Osborn on a journey of discovery across the site. Using a mixture of sound recordings and materials found on site, you will gather and record sounds to build an imaginative collaborative sound piece inspired by the London Wetland Centre and guided through the process by artist Gavin Osborn. Gavin Osborn’s sound work, Survival: Lines of Flight is an exploration of different sounds that can be found at the London Wetland Centre, bringing together the natural and artificial in one…

Chiswick Antiques & Vintage Market

November 14 @ 9:00 am3:00 pm GMT
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Outdoor antiques and vintage market on Chiswick High Rd on the second Sunday of every month, run by the organiser of the open air Antiques and Vintage market in St Albans, Jennifer Titmuss. Traders sell all sorts of antique and vintage objects, including architectural salvage, furniture (upcycled and not), French Brocante, ‘collectables’ such as china dolls and World War II memorabilia, ‘ephemera’ – printed materials such as post cards – and ‘kitchenabilia’ (old kitchen stuff). The market stalls start in…

Chiswick Cheese Market

November 21 @ 10:00 am3:00 pm GMT
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Outdoor cheese market on Chiswick High Rd on the third Sunday of every month, run by a group of local women who are all cooks, collectively known as Cookbook Kitchen. Traders sell cheeses and ‘provisions’. Chiswick was originally known as Cheesewick. Chiswick was first recorded c.1000 as the Old English Ceswican meaning “Cheese Farm”; the riverside area of Duke’s Meadows is thought to have supported an annual cheese fair up until the 18th century’. (Source Gillian Clegg, Chiswick Past &…

Richmond: Rock, Royalty and Revolutionaries

November 26 @ 11:00 am1:00 pm GMT

On this 2-hour tour walking tour of leafy Richmond you'll visit a famous venue for rock 'n' roll, a much-loved theatre and a Tudor palace. You'll meet a prisoner of the American Revolutionary War, a revolutionary Chilean, an award-winning actress and enjoy one of the best views in London. Guide Guy Fairbank is a long-standing member of London Historians. A Blue Badge Guide, he is also a founder of the Ealing and West London Tour Guides. Tickets £13.52 Book tickets: eventbrite.co.uk…

Reedbed Ramblings Walk

December 18 @ 1:00 pm GMT

The sight and sound of tall reeds swaying in the breeze is an evocative part of enjoying the British landscape. Reed beds are the ultimate wetland habitat; both fascinating and vital but often overlooked. Join the WWT's reserve warden as he takes you on a 30 minute walk into their reed beds – normally out of bounds to visitors – to explain about their management, the wildlife that they support and how humans have relied on them for thousands of…

Southfield car boot sale

January 2, 2022 @ 8:00 am12:30 pm GMT
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Southfield primary school runs a monthly car boot sale on the third Sunday of the month, from February to November. The first one of 2021 will be on Sunday 18 April. Run by PTA volunteers, the car boot sale raises money for the school. The event is held in the school playground so the pitches are all on hard ground. They operate a 'turn up on the day' Car Boot; ie. pitches are not bookable in advance. Buyers Gates open…

Kew The Music 2022

July 5, 2022July 10, 2022

Iconic names in spectacular surroundings – Kew the Music is coming back in July 2022 with more unforgettable summer nights. Following the postponement of the 2021 event, Tickets purchased this year will remain valid for the new dates. With headline acts from Van Morrison to DJ Spoony, don't miss Kew's open-air concerts. 5 July 2022: Van Morrison 6 July 2022: James Blunt 7 July 2022: DJ Spoony 8 July 2022: Will Young and James Morrison 9 July 2022: Bananarama - Supported by Gabrielle…

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