This tranquil west London neighbourhood is one of the prettiest and leafiest suburbs of the city. Dine at riverside bars and restaurants, soak up the thriving cafe culture, peruse its independent shops and explore historic houses such as Syon House and Chiswick House.

Insider's guide to Chiswick

Syon Park

Nine reasons to visit Chiswick

Mummy blogger Jules Drury, who blogs as Chiswick Mum, shines the spotlight on this gorgeous part of London, extolling the virtues of its picturesque pubs and flourishing café culture.

Chiswick Park Underground station is just a 16-minute Tube ride from South Kensington, in Central London.

Read Jules' area guide to Chiswick to find out why this neighbourhood should be a must-see on your London itinerary.