The town Brentford is a suburban enclave in West London surrounded by neighbouring Chiswick, Ealing, Richmond, and Kew, and situated within view of the River Thames. With its abundance of wide open, natural spaces, network of winding waterways, and quaint village aesthetic, Brentford might not immediately strike visitors as the most obvious base of operations for several global companies including Sky, GlaxoSmithKline, and Sony.
As Brentford is both a leafy waterside suburb and a vibrant commercial hub, located outside the mayhem of central London while remaining well-connected to the city and wider world, it offers residents the unique opportunity to enjoy both rural calmness and urban excitement.
Brentford Transport Links
Brentford is a 15-minute drive away from Heathrow Airport, and it is connected to the underground network by Boston Manor (Zone 4), which is served by the Piccadilly line. A journey to Leicester Square or Piccadilly Circus takes roughly half an hour on the tube, and The City can be reached within 40 minutes.
Brentford Station (National Rail) connects the town to South, Central, and East London, allowing locals to benefit from a straightforward morning commute. Passengers travelling into the city can arrive at Clapham Junction within 12 minutes, Waterloo within 25 minutes, and Bank within 40 minutes.
The area is well served by local buses, and road links are exceptional - this is the start of the M4, and there is the A4 for a link to the North Circular of the South Circular via Kew Bridge.
Brentford Schools and Education
Primaries: St Paul’s CofE, Our Lady and St John’s Catholic, Green Dragon and Marlborough are all “good”, says Ofsted, with nearby Lionel “outstanding”. Secondaries: Brentford School for Girls is “good”, Gunnersbury Catholic (boys) “outstanding”.
Out and About in Brentford
Brentford Football Club fosters a strong sense of community at the town. You will also find a community feel at the weekly fruit and veg market on a Sunday.
In addition to the market, you can also visit the independent shops on Kew Bridge Road or browse the small boutiques and coffee shops on Chiswick’s high street, or head to the Westfield London shopping centre in Shepherds Bush.
The path following the Grand Union Canal which weaves through Brentford is the perfect place to stretch your legs. There’s also Syon Park and Boston Manor Park to stroll or run through, and public facilities including the local leisure centre and Brentford Public Library.