Chiswick was well-represented in last week's New Year's Honours list as five exceptional residents received gongs.
With outstanding contributions to areas ranging from rowing to restaurants, four residents were awarded MBEs while one received the even higher honour of a CBE.
Lady Marina Vaizey, former art critic for the Financial Times and Sunday Times and broadcaster, exhibition curator and author, received a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) award.
Born in New York, Lady Vaizey, of Heathfield Terrace, now lectures at the British Museum and the National Gallery and was a founding trustee of the Geffrye Museum in east London. She has also had the prestigious honour of being asked to judge the Turner Prize.
Restarateur Nigel Platts-Martin, described by an esteemed London restaurant guide as having a 'stunning portfolio of restaurants' unmatched even by Gordon Ramsey, was another resident to receive an honour as he picked up an MBE for services to the hospitality industry.
Despite being the man behind five of London's most critically-acclaimed restaurants, holding five Michelin stars between them, Mr Platts-Martin shys away from the spotlight.
His restaurant, La Trompette, in Devonshire Road, opened in 2001 and remains arguably Chiswick's finest eating venue, while he is also credited with having discovered superstar chef Marco-Pierre White.
Another worthy recipient of an MBE was Olympic gold medalist and Chiswick resident Peter Reed, who was recognised for his services to sport after bagging gold in Beijing in the men's coxless fours.
The 27-year old, who was born in Seattle, is a Lietenant in the Royal Navy but has been given permission to continue training for the 2012 Olympics in London.
Meanwhile comedy club pioneer Maria Kempinska, of Rupert Road, was recognised for her services to the hospitality and entertainment industries with an MBE.
Maria, 54, was bought up on a council estate outside Watford to Polish refugee parents.
She went on to develop one of the UK's leading comedy club chains, Jongleurs, which has launched the careers of many famous comedians such as Ben Elton, Frank Skinner and Jack Dee.
The fourth deserving resident to be made an MBE was David Jones, 52, assistant head teacher at Villiers High School in Southall, who was honoured for services to education.
A teacher of history and modern languages at the school for 25 years, David, known as Dai, was described as 'a leading light', 'inspirational' and 'exceptional', when receiving the London Teacher of the Year Award in 2006.