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East Sheen & Mortlake (SW14)

East Sheen, also known as Sheen, and

Mortlake together form a leafy, familyfriendly

suburb. The area affords easy

access to Richmond Park and the River

Thames, Mortlake being the closest

train station to the park. Sheen's thriving

high street has a diverse range of

popular and award winning independent

and mainstream boutiques and shops,

local pubs, restaurants, cafés and delis.

Mortlake is a largely residential historic

part of the borough, particularly known

for its pubs and the finishing line of the

Oxford & Cambridge University Boat

Race. It is also the burial place of the

Victorian explorer Richard Burton.

Highlights: Grade II-listed air-raid shelter

at St Leonard's Court, The Triangle war

memorial and an old milestone dating

from 1751.

Local website: www.eastsheenvillage.co.uk

Ham & Petersham

Ham & Petersham is a quiet residential

area on the Surrey side of the river

between central Richmond and

Kingston. It was voted 'Best Village

in London' by the RHS London in

Bloom Award in 2017 and London in

Bloom Gold winner for the last three

successive years. Ham House is a

favourite National Trust property with

both residents and locals. On the first

Saturday of the month there is the Ham

Parade Market which is a combination

of artisan goods and fresh food.

Highlights: National Trust Ham House

and Garden; Ham Pond, proximity to

Richmond Park makes the area popular

with walkers; annual fair on Ham

Common in June.

Local website: www.hamandpetersham.com

Hampton Hill and Fulwell

Hampton Hill is a bustling little high

street bordered by Bushy Park. It

has many independent specialist

retailers. The thriving café culture, local

greengrocer, traditional bakery, post

office, two pharmacies and various

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.

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 Traders events throughout

the year.

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.The

area is becoming a specialist shopping

destination for high intensity sport such

as cycling and running.

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