If you’re looking for waterside charm, look no further than Yiewsley – an attractive neighbourhood in West Drayton - with the peaceful, meandering Grand Union Canal at its heart. Living in Yiewsley remains popular with frequent flyers, Heathrow workers and professionals based at nearby Stockley Business Park, thanks to excellent transport links.
Although it’s now hard to imagine, Yiewsley used to be a hamlet surrounded by fields. It later became part of the area’s thriving brickworks industry, thanks to its canal-side setting. The Old Chapel House and Key House on the High Street give us a glimpse into the town’s past, while the Grade II listed Yiewsley Grange remains a local building of importance.
Transport in Yiewsley
Big things are happening in neighbouring West Drayton – a station which is an easy walk for Yiewsley residents. When open in 2019, Crossrail will whisk travellers to Paddington, Bond Street, Liverpool Street and Canary Wharf in half the current time. A superb road network lies to the south and east, with the M25 and M4 providing fast Yiewsley transport links to Heathrow and beyond.
Property in Yiewsley
The industrial revolution made its mark and some of the most requested properties for sale in Yiewsley are the period terraces in Albert Road and Otterfield Road. At the other end of the spectrum, the arrival of Crossrail has sparked a flurry of house building, with ultra smart properties at developments including Waterways House and Redrow’s Padcroft. Didcot House and Burnham House at Chantry Close are sought after for their modern architecture and waterside setting, with the Grand Union Canal running at the back of the dwellings and superb views from the upper floors.
Living in Yiewsley
You won’t go hungry in Yiewsley as there are plenty of food outlets and restaurants with flavours from around the world on offer. The High Street is lined with vital community facilities and grocery stores – somewhere to grab a decent coffee, a health centre, supermarkets and a bakery, among others. One of the biggest attractions in Yiewsley is the recreation ground on Falling Lane, where you’ll find well kept lawns, a bowling green, a ball court, a playground and a sensory garden.