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small supermarkets provide all the

essentials and more for suburban

village life.

Highlights: Hampton Hill Theatre, a

modern library, ethical butchers and

new shops opening regularly. Regular

Christmas and Summer events in the

High Street. Bruces Butchers, Fulwell,

winner of the Best Banger award.

Local website: www.lovehamptonhill.com

Hampton

Hampton is a small residential area

ideally located along the River Thames.

It is a great place to spend the day

browsing the variety of shops, walking

along the river or Bushy Park.

Highlights: Close proximity to Hampton

Court Palace and Bushy Park, a

number of fairs including the Chestnut

Sunday, Hampton Carnival, and

Hampton's Big Gig which attracts

visitors from a wide area.

Local website: www.hamptonvillage.org.uk

Hampton Wick

The riverside village of Hampton Wick

is bounded on three sides by the River

Thames, Hampton Court Palace Park

and Bushy Park. This small community

has a real sense of identity - and

plenty of pubs, restaurants and cafés!

Hampton Wick offers a wide variety of

quality local shops and services, and

the area is also well served by hotel

accommodation providers. The area

is becoming a specialist shopping

destination for high intensity sport such

as cycling and running.

Highlights: Hampton Wick Festival,

Christmas Craft Fair early December;

annual Christmas Carols evening with a

torch-lit procession.

Local website: www.hamptonwick.org.uk

Kew Village

When you arrive at Kew Gardens

station, you are greeted with one of

the most attractive shopping areas in

London. A wide range of independent

shops, restaurants and cafés sit in

the heart of the village, providing a

wonderful selection of unusual gifts

and culinary delights. Visitors love this

intimate and friendly corner of

West London.

Highlights: Gateway to Kew Gardens,

Kew Palace and National Archives;

an annual traditional Kew Fete; Kew

Sparkle Christmas evening; Kew

Horticultural Society Show; farmers' and

independent traders' market every first

Sunday of the month.

Local website: www.kewvillage.org

Richmond

Richmond is a beautiful historic town

and its excellent transport links make it

an attractive location for a wide range

of businesses. It is the gateway to many

of the borough's tourist attractions,

including Richmond Park, little lanes,

unique independent shops and

excellent leisure and cultural activities

which attract thousands of visitors.

Highlights: Richmond Theatre; Orange

Tree Theatre; remains of Richmond

Palace; Richmond Bridge - the oldest

surviving bridge on the Thames;

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; annual

family firework display in November.

Local website: www.richmondtown.org.uk

St Margarets

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 and Crown Road Fair for local

traders - both in June; My St Margarets

Magazine with special offers from

local shops.

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