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Christmas wreath - Lucinda MacPherson

Happy Christmas

To all our readers. May you have a peaceful and prosperous new year. 

While you're lying semi-comatose on the sofa, digesting a gargantuan dinner, if you find yourself trapped between small children transfixed by Frozen 59 and the deaf old dear gently snoring in the armchair, and you're looking for a little diversion, look no further ...


Dinner at Haddo House, 1884 by Alfred Emslie

Chiswick Book Festival Christmas Quiz 2019

In conjunction with The Chiswick Calendar.

We bring you an opportunity to broaden your general knowledge, with specific reference to where you live and its literary history.

Pit your wits against the best in Chiswick for a chance to win a beautiful Folio Society edition of Alain-Fournier’s Le Grand Meaulnes (in English) – a book which is the subject of one of the quiz questions - kindly donated by Stephen and Sarah Foster of Foster Books.
Stephen & Sarah Foster - Foster Books
40 questions to amuse and delight

Chiswick claims the distinction of having at least 350 published writers who have written a book (past and present, all genres) and lived in Chiswick W4, or written books about the area.

Who are they? What did they write? And did they write it in the house across the road from you?

Director of the Chiswick Book Festival Torin Douglas has put together 40 questions, and dropped some heavy hints about where you might find the answers.

Sample questions

Which Chiswick newspaper editor revealed the plot (dramatised in The Crown) to overthrow Harold Wilson’s government and replace him with Lord Mountbatten?

Who was the Star Wars actor who lived on a houseboat in Chiswick and whose wife wrote a book called ‘Swans at my Window’?

See all 40 questions and the competition rules on The Chiswick Calendar website. Entries must be submitted by midnight on Sunday 5 January 2020.

Christmas Quiz
One of the pictures in this year's Advent Calendar at St Michael & All Angels church - Day 15 by Jenny Sanderson
The Chiswick Calendar Christmas guide

What's on in and around Chiswick this Christmas? Have a look at our Chiswick Calendar Christmas Guide.

Find ideas for presents in our
Christmas Shopping guide, ideas for Children, Christmas Entertainment and Christmas Food & Drink on the recently relaunched Chiswick Calendar website.

Chiswick Christmas Guide
Picture from last year's party by Anna Kunst
The Chiswick Calendar party 2020 

The Chiswick Calendar is celebrating five years. 

Come and help us celebrate on Thursday 16 January in the Boston Room of George IV. 7.30pm (doors open 7.00pm).

Meet other people with a vested interest in maintaining all the good things about Chiswick and creating new things to make it an even more enjoyable place to live.

The most informal AGM you could possibly find! Music from the Greg Davis trio.

Tickets £8.00 + booking fee.

Book tickets
Club Card offer
35% off agency fees
The Chiswick Calendar  Club Card Membership 
Open John D Wood & Co's Little Black Book to see how to sell your property discreetly



Club Card offers

Scroll down to read more on our new offers or click here for a full directory of Club card deals.

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The Chiswick Calendar Club Card - offering deals & discounts from businesses
Over 50 businesses are now in the Club Card scheme.

Keep up to date with all our latest offers - just click on the links below:

Latest offers
Food & Drink
For Children

The Italian Job joins the Club Card scheme

We are delighted to say that the Italian Job in Devonshire Rd has joined our Club Card scheme, just in time for a Christmas drink or two.

The Italian Job are fine exponents of the Italian artisan brewing scene, with trendy pubs in Notting Hill and the South Bank, but Chiswick is where their Italian craft beer was first introduced to an unsuspecting British public. 

Don’t be deceived by the pub’s size, they say, 'It may be small, but it’s perfectly formed! Its contemporary style and brightly lit bar enable us to showcase and celebrate the very finest Italian craft beer in a delightfully intimate setting'.

They are offering very seasonal good cheer: a 20% discount for Club Card members, all week, on production of the card.

13 Devonshire Rd, Chiswick, London W4 2EU. Tel: 020 8994 2852

Buon Natale!
Embassy Executive Cars joins the Club Card scheme

We are delighted that Embassy Executive Cars has joined The Chiswick Calendar Club Card scheme and are offering Club Card holders 10% off journeys.

Embassy Executive Cars, based in Chiswick and Ealing, runs a fleet of Mercedes of various models, including a seven-seater Viano, Mercedes S Class and Mercedes E Class, offering high-quality executive travel to corporate customers across London.

A lot of their business is for corporate events, conferences and parties, as well as the more standard airport and office  transfers. They also offer wedding transport.

Just mention The Chiswick Calendar when booking and flash your Club Card if asked.

To book a car ring them on 0208 568 5555.

Gymboree, Chiswick Town Hall
Gymboree joins the Club card scheme

We are delighted that Gymboree has joined The Chiswick Calendar Club Card scheme.

Offering play and music sessions for young children (0-5 years) daily at Chiswick Town Hall, and organised birthday parties with none of the hard work, Gymboree is offering our Club Card holders 15% off.

Windfall Natural, Turnham Green Terrace
Windfall joins the Club card scheme

We are delighted that Windfall Natural on Turham Green Terrace has joined The Chiswick Calendar Club Card scheme.

The store, which sells natural and organic products, is offering Club Card holders a 10% discount when you spend £10 or more in store. 

Windfall Natural first opened its doors in Chiswick in 1997 and over the years has developed a solid reputation for expert health advice and a carefully curated range of the best natural and organic products available.

1-3 Turnham Green Terrace, W4 1RG

Spa de Sal, Brentford
Spa de Sal joins the Club card scheme

We are delighted that Spa de Sal in Brentford has joined the Club Card scheme. 

Spa de Sal offers natural salt therapy to help children and adults reduce symptoms of various respiratory, inflammatory and skin conditions.  Repeat sessions of salt therapy helps improve breathing; expand lung capacity; strengthen the immune system; stimulate the lymphatic system; cleanse the skin; reduce inflammation; and repair muscles. 

Salt therapy is suitable for conditions such as asthma, hay fever, sinusitis, COPD, bronchiectasis, psoriasis, acne and eczema. It's also envigouraging and helps you breath more deeply even if you have no illness. 

Spa de Sal’s offer to Club Card members is 25% off the Introductory salt therapy session for every new client quoting CCCC19.

Spa de Sal
5 London Road, Brentford, TW8 8JB
T. 020 8582 8971

35% off agency fees from John D Wood & Co

Estate agents John D wood & Co is offering Club Card holders a huge discount on their agency fees.

On the sale of a £900,000 house you would save £7,560. And of course you'd have that warm fuzzy glow you get from supporting The Chiswick Calendar, as they sponsor our website. 

John D Wood & Co. have specialised in selling residential property in London and the south of England for more than 140 years.

They have a track record of success in marketing property at a national and international level, with over half of our business coming through referral and recommendation.

In Chiswick they have an experienced team many of whom have lived and worked in the area for years.
The Hogarth Club - Chiswick Calendar membership

The Hogarth Club has an exclusive offer to Club Card members.

Tucked away in Airedale Avenue, the club offers an array of traditional and modern activities tailored to suit all ages and fitness levels. You can take fitness and relaxation classes, take advantage of a range of treatments in the clinic and  work out with the very latest Technogym Artis range of cardiovascular and resistance equipment.

Club Card offer

Join The Hogarth Club's Chiswick Calendar membership with no joining fee and two months for the price of one. Benefit from free personal training sessions, a myriad classes, racquet sports and relax in the pool and spa during the hours 12-4pm weekdays and after 6.30pm on weekends. Other unique offers on different types of membership are also available to Club Card Holders. Ask on joining.

Contact the membership sales team at and be part of something special!  Tel: 0208 995 4600. Just tell them you're a Club Card holder and take your card when you go along for the first time. 


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