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The scenic view of the River Thames
from Richmond Hill is the only view in
England to be protected by an Act of
Parliament, thus preserving the views
immortalised in paintings by J. M. W.
Turner and described by Sir Walter Scott
as "an unrivalled landscape". The scenic
panorama can be viewed from Terrace
Walk which surmounts Terrace Gardens,
both designated Gardens of Special
At the top of Richmond Hill is the
Richmond Gate entrance to Richmond
Park, the largest of London's Royal
Parks. A Site of Special Scientific
Interest and a Special Area of
Conservation it was created
by Charles I in 1634 as a
deer park and now has
over 600 red and fallow
Theatre; Orange Tree
Theatre, remains of
Richmond Palace, Richmond
Bridge - the oldest surviving bridge
on the Thames, The Poppy Factory,
markets every Saturday and Sunday in
Heron Square near the river, Terrace
Gardens and the iconic view from the
top of Richmond Hill,
May Fair, family firework display
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The unique and vibrant area of
St Margarets is dominated by
independently owned businesses that
are built on traditional values of service,
quality and innovation.
Highlights: St Margarets Community Fair
in Moormead Road Recreation Ground,
Turner's House and Twickenham Studios
are two local landmarks .
Strawberry Hill is an
attractive riverside location
in a 'leafy' residential pocket
of Richmond upon Thames.
The area has a mix of large
older homes, twentieth century in-fill
houses and flats and local shops. and
is well connected through its rail station
and close proximity to Twickenham.
Strawberry Hill House one of the finest
examples of Georgian Gothic Revival
architecture. The village is also home to
St Mary's University.
Highlights: Strawberry Hill House and
Gardens which plays host to a wide
range of events, Radnor Gardens,
Strawberry Hill Music & Fun Day.
Teddington is a vibrant, leafy suburb
on the north bank of the Thames. The
main shopping area runs west from
Teddington Lock to the Memorial
Hospital, the High Street consisting
largely of independents and Broad
Street of multiples. Close proximity to
Heathrow Airport and a 30 min. South
West Train service into Waterloo gives
the area good transport links. There are
two hotels in addition to the Lensbury
Club and Conference Centre. Home to
Bushy Park an area of Special Scientific
Interest, St Mary's University and the
National Physical Laboratory.
Bushy Park is the second largest of
London's Royal Parks with 1,100 acres.
The park has fishing and model boating
ponds, horse rides, wildlife conservation
areas and herds of red and fallow
deer. You can grab refreshments at the
there is a free
taking place across
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