Published: 28/03/2021 By Jessica Chalmers

"Green spaces and a laid back feel have seen demand for homes in Chiswick rise during lockdown." Liz Rowlinson, wrote recently in the FT.

At Whitman & Co, this has undoubtedly been the case. This year, we have registered 729 new buyers and have agreed 43 sales. The average asking price achieved is 99.98%, which makes for a happy office and delights vendors! The majority of sales agreed in March have gone to sealed bids and sold over the asking price. So the property market in Chiswick is indeed buoyant.

There are, of course, several reasons why people move house. But Liz Rowlinson has hit the nail on the head when she speaks about Chiswick attracting families looking for green spaces and a laid-back feel 20 minutes from the West End (oh, the joy that awaits us when the West End reopens!). 

Chiswick is appealing in many ways; it has always had a vibrant and bustling high road peppered with interesting independent businesses. Most recently, the introduction of the hugely successful monthly Flower Market has enticed visitors and locals alike. I'm excited to say that the Chiswick market continues, this time in the shape of a monthly Cheese Market. 

The Cookbook Kitchen is bringing cheese back to Chiswick or Cheesewick as it was historically known - with a monthly cheese market on the third Sunday of every month. (From May if Covid restrictions allow) Did you know until the 18th century, there was an annual cheese fair on Dukes Meadows, hence its original name Cheesewick which derives from 'cheese farm'.

The Cookbook Kitchen is a group of 10 professional women who have strong ties to the local area and care deeply about the future of Chiswick. Amongst their ranks of dedicated foodies and passionate cheese consumers, they have restaurateurs, chefs, cooks, caterers and cookbook authors. A pretty fine line up if you ask me!

The market will represent all the very best cheeses from Britain and beyond and bring the wonder of well-crafted cheese to Chiswick. Such an excellent addition to Chiswick will attract more visitors to our wonderful pocket of London.  Perhaps they, like so many others before them, will fall in love and want to put down roots.

We would love to speak to anyone who is considering a property move in Chiswick. As Chiswick's number one agent, we can offer the best advice to both sellers and buyers. Due to the sheer volume of sales we do, we're in a place to understand pricing street by street and property by property. This means our vendors get detailed market-leading advice on how to sell for the best possible price, and buyers respect our valuations.