A local guide to move in Brentford

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Brentford is a suburban town in West London, England and part of the London Borough of Hounslow. It lies at the confluence of the River Brent and the Thames, 8 miles (13 km) west of Charing Cross. “

In Brentford, what are some things we love?

What makes the heart of Brentford? At Cozee we asked ourselves what would define the culture, the vibe of a given area. We have come up with the following elements so whether you are a foodie or a night bird, we got you covered. Check out the different restaurants, pubs, gym that exist in Brentford to help you decide to move in there.

Gyms in Brentford

In Brentford, using the public parks is not for everyone. Finding out if you are able to attend a local gym or leisure centre nearby may be a good idea if you are trying to move to the area perhaps for permanent residency.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Oasis Sports Centre 32 Endell Street, London 4.3 788
Virgin Active Shell-Mex House, 80 Strand, London 4.3 299
Gymbox Holborn 100 High Holborn, London 4.3 340
Nuffield Health Covent Garden Fitness and Wellbeing Gym 9 Endell Street, London 4.3 130
Fitness First 6 Bedford Street, London 4.3 345
Yogarise Covent Garden – Yoga classes in Covent Garden, London 13 Mercer Street, London 4.3 62
Jubilee Hall Gym 30 The Piazza, London 4.3 111
Covent Garden Physiotherapy Ground Floor, Durham House, 1 Durham House Street, London 4.3 46
PureGym London Waterloo 11-15 Brad Street, London 4.3 234
Body Control Pilates 35 Little Russell Street, London 4.3 36
The Health Club at One Aldwych One Aldwych Hotel, 1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London 4.3 16
CryoAction Limited 71-75 Shelton Street, London 4.3 1
The Gym Group London Charing Cross 17-21 Northumberland Avenue, London 4.3 227
Fujian White Crane Kung Fu & Tai Chi – Covent Garden & West End Green Dragon House, 23 Stukeley Street, London 4.3 N/A
Digme Fitness Covent Garden 4-10 Tower Street, London 4.3 150
Boom Cycle – Holborn 16 Procter Street, London 4.3 91
The Gym Group London Holborn Circus 1 Thavies Inn, Holborn Circus, London 4.3 263
Central Health Physiotherapy Quality House, 5-9 Quality Court, London 4.3 299
Tranquility Pilates Studio Ltd 16-18, New Bridge Street, London 4.3 5
ESPA Life at Corinthia Whitehall Place, London 4.3 246

The types of restaurants

Brentford has a range of different eateries. This is important for someone who is moving to an area who wants to be able to eat out and not cook every day. The below table gives you an overview of what options you have.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Holiday Inn London – Brentford Lock, an IHG Hotel Commerce Road, London 4.3 1413
Premier Inn London Kew Bridge hotel 52 High Street, Brentford 4.3 1090
The Globe, Brentford 104 Windmill Road, Brentford 4.3 1410
Watermans Arts Centre 40 High Street, Brentford 4.3 628
The Weir Bar 22-24 Market Place, Brentford 4.3 968
The Beehive, Brentford 227 High Street, Brentford 4.3 256
Ing Thai restaurant 68 High Street, Brentford 4.3 235
AQUA VISTA BISTRO-BAR Unit-1, Brentford Lock, High Street, Brentford 4.3 294
Galata Pera 1 Town Meadow, Brentford 4.3 927
Albany Spice 1, Albany Parade, High Street, Brentford 4.3 354
The Guru Tandoori Watermans Theatre, 40 High Street, Brentford 4.3 110
Syon Lounge Syon Park, Park Road, Brentford 4.3 1310
Subway 1000 Great West Road, Brentford 4.3 91
Premier Inn London Brentford hotel alfa laval, Great West Road, London 4.3 861
The Brewery Tap, Brentford 020 8568 6006, 47 Catherine Wheel Road, Brentford 4.3 303
Hillier Garden Centre Syon Park Syon Park, Park Road, London, Brentford 4.3 598
McDonald’s 322 High Street, Brentford 4.3 2950
The Lord Nelson, Brentford 9-11 Enfield Road, Brentford 4.3 468
La Rosetta Restaurant 201 High Street, Brentford 4.3 657
The Griffin, Brentford Brook Road South, Brentford 4.3 619

Pubs in the area

Being Londoners ourselves, at Cozee, we hold a strong bond with our regular visits to the local pub every week. Why should your experience be any different in your new home? That’s why we’ve thoroughly tested and reviewed all the pubs in Brentford. While we didn’t get the chance to personally visit each one, we certainly wish we could have. Here’s the curated list of the finest pubs in Brentford.

Pub name Name Address Description
Beehive 227 High Street Brentford TW8 0JG A large Fuller’s community pub at one end of the shopping center and close to Brentford Football Club. There is a pool table and dartboard. The pub was rebuilt in its present form in 1907.
Black Dog Beer House 17 Albany Road Brentford TW8 0NF Since opening in October 2018 as a Free House under its new name, this easily missed back street pub has become a very popular meeting place for the local area. The pub provides fourteen craft keg beers plus four cask ales from independent brewers plus 3 ciders on handpump. Details of which, including price, are listed on two large chalkboards. Expected to open mid 2023, their in-house A one barrel nano brewery called ‘Fearless Nomad’ will be slowly developing to provide beers on the bar. There is also a carefully selected quality wine list including organic and natural wines.
Brewery Tap 47 Catherine Wheel Road Brentford TW8 8BD This traditional community back street pub is known for its live music nights during the week. There is a back parlour room that leads out onto a covered and heated patio. A narrow front terrace overlooks the street. The first Monday in the month is a music quiz from 9pm with a trivia quiz all other Mondays. The pub now serves Santa Maria pizzas. Sunday lunches served from 1pm. The pub was immediately adjacent to the site of the Grand Junction Brewery which was taken over by William Gomm’s Beehive Brewery in 1877. Later acquired by Fuller’s in 1908 and rebuilt in 1928 by Charles Edward Mallows a well known ‘arts and crafts’ architect. It is raised above road level to avoid flooding by the River Brent during high tides. Reopened on 10th December 2019, after a sympathetic refurbishment. (NB. internal pictures taken before refurbishment)
Express Tavern 56 Kew Bridge Road Brentford TW8 0EW An original coaching inn stop from London to Bath. Building thought to date from the 1860s and is a short walk from the Kew Bridge Steam Museum, the Musical Museum and Kew Gardens, this friendly free house just north of Kew Bridge has been a local landmark for more than 200 years. There are two drinking areas. The smaller bar that now has 10 ale hand pumps and the Saloon/Lounge bar has up to five Ciders/Perries on hand-pump. Music is played from Vinyl LPs. Though to the rear there is a large heated glazed conservatory with tv screens. Outside is a spacious beer garden. The Express is now run by the same company that transformed The Sussex Arms in Twickenham. Draught Bass has been retained and still a permanent feature on the bar.
Globe 104 Windmill Road Brentford TW8 9NA Traditional pub offering nightly events including Live Music, Karaoke, Curry and Quiz nights, poker, Open mic night and all major sport in HD on a big screen.
Griffin Brook Road South Brentford TW8 0NP Friendly corner local in a quiet residential area; comfortable interior, outside seating and a small shaded patio beer garden. A short walk to the Brentford FC’s Griffin Park stadium. The pub featured in the football film ‘Green Street’. Bar food served from noon till 2pm. Free parking nearby.
Kings Arms Bar & Hotel 19 Boston Manor Road Brentford TW8 8EA A Traditional 19th Century Coaching House. The establishment dates back to c1840 when it looked like a coaching inn, it was then extended in the 1920’s and stands as it is today. The Kings Arms is a traditional pub with full ensuite accommodation in 7 rooms. It has been managed and owned by the same person for the last 34 years.
Lord Nelson 9-11 Enfield Road Brentford TW8 9NY Back street local now offering a warm and friendly welcome. Lord Nelson and nautical themes are evident throughout the pub. Excellend pub garden.
Magpie & Crown 128 High Street Brentford TW8 8EW Traditional mock-Tudor free house. The pub has a Pool table. There are tables and a cycle rack at front, and a rear patio with a covered smokers’ area. Serving Carribean food – Wednesday to Sunday. Silliest pub quiz every Thursday. Thai food.
New Inn 1 New Road Brentford TW8 0NX Situated near a corner of Brentford’s Griffin Park ground. There are numerous TV’s in the two bar areas showing everything sporting but specialising in GAA events and anything involving Ireland – as evidenced by the abundant sporting paraphernalia. A separate restaurant area at the rear is now mainly used by drinkers at busy times. Has a large garden at the rear, and a covered side area for smokers has a log fire in winter.
Northumberland Arms 11 London Road Brentford TW8 8JB This compact pub built in 1853 on the main road through Brentford has been refurbished and reopened September 2022. The hand pumps are not very visible as they are behind a structural column and on the lower, rear section of bar top.
One Over The Ait 8 Kew Bridge Road Brentford TW8 0FJ A riverside pub/restaurant located at the heart of the new St. George’s development of apartments and flats beside the north end of Kew Bridge. It opened in 2014 and replaced the Waggon & Horses at 26 Kew Bridge Road, Brentford, that was demolished for site redevelopment a number of years ago. The pub is set on two floors, with panoramic views over the river as well as terrace seating for up to 200 customers. There is plenty of tables and seating available. The lower floor features a round table with a ‘fire-pit’ at its centre. An iron spiral staircase takes you to the top floor with its own smaller bar. Good range of fresh, seasonal and locally sourced up-market British food available. Baby changing facilities, air conditioned.
Royal Horse Guardsman 23 Ealing Road Brentford TW8 0JU The Royal Horse Guardsman is a small single bar street corner pub close to Brentford football ground. A former Courage (ex Ashby’s Brewery) pub it closed 13th Jan 2008 and reopened as a Free House on 8th December 2010. Very much a locals pub. Externally, the pub retains evidence of its former days as a Courage pub and a floor mosaic by the entrance denoting Ashby’s Ales reflects even earlier ownership. Despite the bare boards, the interior is comfortable, if somewhat devoid of character, although some etched glass windows bearing the pub name add a bit of cosiness.
Six Bells 148 High Street Brentford TW8 8EW The pub dates to at least 1722 and is one of the oldest public houses in Brentford. Fuller Smith & Turner owned it from 1815 and it was rebuilt in 1904. The pub was once the host to inquests in the early 19th Century. The origin of the name comes after the bells that were housed within the octagonal tower of St Lawrence’s Church that were rung for special occasions and when Royalty travelled though the High Street.
Watermans Arms 1 Ferry Lane Brentford TW8 0AW A small traditional community pub. There is a comprehensive menu of traditional British pub food and an exciting range of Japanese specialties, a Sunday roast also served. Live satellite sports showing all the main Premier league and Champions league football. Family friendly with children welcome in the bar until 7:30pm. Free WiFi. Food (including Authentic Japanese Food) served lunchtimes 12 till 2 every day. Evenings 6.30 till 9, Monday to Friday.
Weir Bar & Dining Room 22-24 Market Place Brentford TW8 8EQ The Weir is a popular place to eat and meet friends in Brentford. It’s reputedly the oldest surviving licensed premises in Brentford, dating back to 1604. JMW Turner, the famous painter, lived here for a year in 1785 and the cellar below dates back to this time. The pub is located on the river tucked away from Brentford High Street on the corner of the Georgian square, The Butts. There are two bar areas: the piano bar and the main bar. You can reserve tables for both food and drinks parties in both. Formal dining is catered for in a separate dining room overlooking the waterside garden. On Sunday there is Live Latino Music from Jorge Ramirez.

Museums & Galleries

An area lives because of the people who live, work and interact. Art is a great way to discover an area in a new way. If you are looking to move in Brentford we definitely recommend that you check for galleries, museums and other cultural institutions. They provide a great source of enjoyment over the weekends.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Brentford Toll House Grand Union Canal Walk, Brentford 5 4
Pochontas Memorial 107 London Road, Brentford 2 1

Are there a lot of supermarkets in Brentford?

Grocery shopping is something that people do all the time, so it would make sense to want to find out where the nearest shopping centres are in your area. In Brentford, Take a look at the major supermarkets nearby, so you know where to go grocery shopping if you are to make this place your home.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The Co-operative Food 225-227 Wickham Road, Croydon 4.8 4
M&S Simply Food bp, 179 Shirley Road, Croydon 3.9 7

Green space in the city of Brentford

One of London’s best features is its many green spaces. See if Brentford offers space for strolls or picnics.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Jubilee Gardens Belvedere Road, London 4.5 1413
Elm Court 1 Pump Court, London 4.3 6
Middle Temple Gardens 3 Middle Temple Lane, Temple, London 4.7 82
Bernie Spain Gardens South Bank, London 4.4 488
Bloomsbury Square Garden 14 Bloomsbury Square, London 4.3 2017
The Phoenix Garden 21 Stacey Street, London 4.6 461
LGBT Chairs ️‍ Ground Floor, South East Wing, Bush House, 300 Strand, London 5 1
Victoria Embankment Gardens 4 Temple Place, Temple, London N/A N/A
Potnotch Jubilee Market, Tavistock Street, London 5 1
London Memorial Garden Savoy Place, London 3.8 4
Drury Lane Gardens 58 Drury Lane, London 3.9 16
Fountain Court Temple, London 4.6 8
Southbank boardwalk South Bank, Unnamed Road, London 4.8 13
Street Art Skaterpark 337-338 Belvedere Road, London N/A N/A
National Theatre garden terrace South Bank, National Theatre, London N/A N/A
The Diamond Jubilee Penny Maze Henrietta Street, London 5 1
Southbank (River Thames South) Walkpath. Unnamed Road, London 4.8 18
Victoria Embankment Gardens Villiers Street, London 4.6 2523
Diamond Jubilee Garden St Pauls Church, Bedford Street, London 4.4 12
BIG 7 7 Bell Yard, London N/A N/A

How’s the local life around Brentford

Brentford is vibrant with life, activities and to find out what to do in your area we recommend you to have a look at websites like Timeout. Timeout updates on a weekly basis things to do in Brentford. To simplify you the task of finding the page here is the link to see the upcoming events in Brentford. Also having a clear view of what is available in Brentford and where is a great way to project yourself within this new area. This is why we created the following map where we gathered all the information you will find in this article.

The facilities you might need in Brentford

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Brentford name before moving in the neighbourhood.

Schools around Brentford

Having an educational institution close by is a great perk when moving. See the list below of schools located in the Brentford vicinity and how they relate to property prices.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Brentford School for Girls 5 Boston Manor Road, Brentford 3.1 54
london music academy London, 53 Romulus Court, Brentford Dock, London N/A N/A
St Paul’s Church of England Primary School Saint Pauls C of E Primary School, Saint Paul’s Road, Brentford 5 1
London Pianist Piano Lessons & Bookings Tallow Road, Brentford 4.8 18
Stage West 5 Boston Manor Road, Brentford N/A N/A
PIANO LESSONS West London Music Tutors 18 Hornbeam Crescent, London, Brentford N/A N/A
Our Lady and St John’s Roman Catholic, Brentford Primary School Boston Park Road, Brentford 5 3
Makers & Shakers Windmill Road, Brentford N/A N/A
Hullabaloo Puppets 11 Grove Road, Brentford 4.6 20
Buttercups Day Nursery – Brentford Syon House London Rd Syon Park, Brentford 4.2 5
Green Dragon Primary School North Road, Brentford 4.9 14
Little Garden The Brentford Day Nursery & Pre-School Half Acre, Brentford 3.8 4
The Little School Daycare 42 43 Boston Park Road, Brentford 4.2 5
Music Studios Brentford N/A N/A
Prime Kids Daycare Nursery & Pre-school St Paul’s Church Hall, Saint Paul’s Road, Brentford 5 8
Chase Emery Davis – Chase In French 24 The Butts, Brentford 5 1
St Paul’s Primary Alexandra House Alexandra House, Albany Road, Brentford N/A N/A
Monet & Moore 34 Galba Court, Brentford N/A N/A
Evolution Montessori School free church, Boston Manor Road, Brentford N/A N/A
The Pump House Day Nursery & Pre-School The Old Pumping Station, Pump Alley, Brentford 4.2 10

How many hospitals, pharmacies and doctors are there in Brentford?

Brentford has 2 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Brent Medicare 214 High Street, Brentford N/A N/A
Healthshare Clinic West London (The Riverside Clinic) Unit 3, Brentside Executive Centre, Great West Road, Brentford 4.1 87

Are there many post offices in the region of Brentford?

Nearby post offices make sending and getting packages a breeze. Post office branches in Brentford provide services like money orders and postal insurance alongside mail services. You can take a look for yourself to see where they are located below.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Brentford Post Office 204 High Street, Brentford 2.7 31
Post Box 40 Brook Road South, Brentford 0 0
Post Box 1 High Street, Brentford 1 1
Post Box 49 York Road, Brentford 0 0

Tube & Train stations nearby the area of Brentford

Most want transit less than a 15 minute walk from home. We put together train and tube stations in Brentford to help find the optimal area for you. It could be that you don’t mind walking or it could be that public transport is necessary for you to get around.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Brentford United Kingdom 3.9 47

What else is close by?

Tell us what you think of Brentford

It would be great to hear what you think about Brentford. Especially if you live there or have lived there in the past. Your opinion could really help as other people moving in could read this article and I’d also helps us understand you. So, we’d love your opinion of Brentford below. Please leave some feedback if you have a moment

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St. Margarets See the guide here
East Sheen See the guide here
Mortlake See the guide here
Kew See the guide here
Ham See the guide here
Grove Park See the guide here
Osterley See the guide here
Chiswick See the guide here
Boston Manor See the guide here
Turnham Green See the guide here
Gunnersbury See the guide here
Northfields See the guide here
Hanwell See the guide here
West Ealing See the guide here
Ealing See the guide here
St. Margarets See the guide here
East Sheen See the guide here
Mortlake See the guide here
Kew See the guide here
Ham See the guide here
Grove Park See the guide here
Osterley See the guide here
Chiswick See the guide here
Boston Manor See the guide here
Turnham Green See the guide here
Gunnersbury See the guide here
Northfields See the guide here
Hanwell See the guide here
West Ealing See the guide here
Ealing See the guide here

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