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Chiswick Court Hotel is in the West London suburb of Chiswick on the corner of Bath and Abinger roads. Bath Road is a busy traffic throughfare but the large houses on the residential streets leading off it have become increasingly exclusive – and expensive – over the years. Chiswick is about five miles from the centre of London, but the hotel is close to an underground station and trains from there will whisk you into the heart of the capital in about 20 minutes.
This budget hotel occupies a handsome, three-storey townhouse from the Victorian era, built in the mock Tudor style popular in the late 19th century. The hotel retains many original features such as stained glass windows, hand carved wooden detailing and terracotta tiling to the attractive redbrick exterior.
Rates at Chiswick Court Hotel include a simple breakfast of orange juice, tea, coffee, toast, butter and jam. Some of the 30 guestrooms, which are best described as compact, include fridges and all have TVs. Single, double, twin, triple and quadruple rooms are available, all with ensuite shower rooms. There is a free private car park to the rear of the hotel.
Chiswick High Road is the main shopping street in this neighbourhood and it’s just a 10-minute walk from the hotel. As well as an eclectic choice of shops, the street also offers a wide selection of restaurants, with many of the world’s most popular culinary traditions represented. Charlotte’s Bistro, just off Chiswick High Road on Turnham Green Terrace, occupies a light, airy room with contemporary décor. The a la carte dinner menu includes modern British and Mediterranean specialities like beer brined pork loin, pan fried potato gnocchi and beetroot poached salmon. The dessert menu features some unusual choices such as cold coconut and tarragon rice pudding or Sipsmith gin jelly.
On Chiswick High Road itself, the intriguingly named Boys Authentic Thai serves Chinese and Malaysian dishes as well as Thai food in a pleasantly informal setting. Just a few doors along on the opposite side of the street, Franco Manca serves pizzas made with a sourdough and baked in a wood-burning brick oven.
Stamford Brook, a London Underground Station on the District Line, is a five-minute walk from the hotel. Take a train from Stamford Brook heading eastwards, and you’ll be at St James’s Park Station in less than 25 minutes. From there it’s a few steps to St James’s Park, an idyllic green haven in the centre of the capital. Enjoy the park, its ornamental gardens and its pond, and then stroll to Buckingham Palace, just a 10-minute walk away.
One Stop further east of St James’s is Westminster Station. As you leave the station you’ll see Big Ben towering above you. Walk to the adjacent River Thames, and on the other side, on the south bank, you’ll see the London Eye. There’s also a ferry terminal on the north bank of the river where you can take a trip downriver to the Tower of London and on to Greenwich, home to the Royal Observatory and the Cutty Sark, a fully restored sailing ship originally built in 1869.
Take a train eastwards from Stamford Brook, and you’ll reach Kew Station, across the Thames in south London, in less than 10 minutes. From there it’s a few minutes’ walk to the Kew Royal Botanical Gardens. These world-famous gardens include magnificent groves of mature trees, woodland, rolling lawns a large lake and several huge greenhouses dating from the Victorian era through to the modern age.
If you arrive at Heathrow Airport, you can reach the Chiswick Court Hotel by London Underground in less than 40 minutes. Take the Piccadilly Line from the airport to Acton Town and change there for the District Line. Stamford Brook is just three stops from Acton Town.