For a celeb spotting evening, head to the members club High Road House, the sister of Soho House. There is also Chiswick House, which is set in landscape gardens and is open to the public. There are pleasant riverbank watering holes along the Thames that are fantastic in the summer and for watching the Oxford/Cambridge Boat Race. If you are a sporty type, then there are rowing clubs, a golf course, tennis courts and playing fields. Chiswick High Road is full of shops, patisseries and cafes as well as a weekly food market. There are two tube stations, Chiswick Park and Turnham Green which is a 30 minute commute to Kings Cross. Chiswick is one of those areas that is perfect for those who want the advantages of the capital but do not want the hustle and bustle of the city.