The Bell & Crown, The City Barge (where you may bump into two diminutive TV Geordies having a pint), and the Bull's Head, which has a strong track record of excellent food.

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We have Syon House, Osterley Park, Boston Manor, Chiswick House and Hogarth’s House.

They are all highly significant, both historically and architecturally.

Mike founded the lively London Historians association in August 2010 to provide a common point of reference for all those with an interest - at whatever level - in the history of our city.

He lives in Brentford and is active in several local history groups in his area.

For different reasons, you couldn’t put a fag paper between them, but with my arm twisted hard behind my back, I shall pin the rosette to Hogarth’s House for the simple reason that it is open all year round while the others all close for the winter.

The painter, engraver, entrepreneur and philanthropist lived here with his wife Jane from 1749 until his death in 1764.La Trompette in Devonshire Road, Chiswick has an unbroken record of superb food and service, a very swish, excellent wine selection - not inexpensive, however.But whenever I have a visitor from outside of the borough and I wish to give them a guaranteed excellent dining experience at a fair price, I head straight for Carvosso’s at 210 Chiswick High Road.This is a relatively modern church, built in the early 1880s and designed by acclaimed architect Richard Norman Shaw (1831– 1912) who also developed much of the surrounding residential housing of Bedford Park - a very pretty area.St Michael and All Angels is noteworthy for its beautiful Arts & Crafts interior done in a striking deep green and apricot, an irresistible combination.Built in about 1714 it could hardly be any earlier early-Georgian than this. Best Art Deco building: The Old Coty Cosmetics Factory Until 1980 the laurel would definitely have gone to the old Firestone Factory, our rival to the Hoover Building on Western Avenue.