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Chiswick High Road among best high streets in Britain

Pitshanger Lane in Ealing and Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, are both in the top five high streets in London

Pitshanger Lane, Ealing(Image: Google Street View)

Two west London high streets have been voted among the best in Britain and top five in the capital.

Pitshanger Lane in Ealing and Chiswick High Road in Chiswick have been named as two of the country's best high streets in the annual Great British High Street competition.

While Pitshanger Lane made it into the top three and will go to the public vote, Chiswick came in fifth in the London category and missed out on going through to the next stage.

Chiswick High Road(Image: Google Street View)

High Streets minister Marcus Jones said: “The local high street is the life and soul of many towns, villages and cities across the country and these awards are a great opportunity to not only celebrate those that are the best of the best, but also to help others learn their valuable tips for success.

"Chiswick just missed out on the public vote this year but can take great pride in being named one of Britain’s best high streets.”

In Chiswick, the award entry included social media campaign ShopChiswick and food and drink festival EatChiswick as projects bringing local businesses and people to the high street.

Eva Keogan, who runs ShopChiswick & EatChiswick, said: “We’re totally delighted that Chiswick is being recognised as one of Britain’s best high streets. Both campaigns ShopChiswick and EatChiswick are projects that had no investment and were a true labour of love to demonstrate that social media can revive an ailing high street."

In the second year of the competition there were 230 applicants, and this year the top three will go to the public vote to select a winner.

There are three finalists in each of the seven categories, and in the London category were Raynes Park; Roman Road and Pitshanger Lane.

Vote via thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk or on Facebook. Voting closes in November.

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