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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.

Local websites:

www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk

Teddington

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

Pheasantry Café.

Highlights: Landmark Arts Centre with

events all year round; Teddington

Pram Race in June; Teddington Lock

and footbridge, The National Physical

Laboratory (NPL) and the UK's National

Measurement Institute.

Local websites: www.teddbiz.co.uk

www.teddingtonsociety.org.uk

www.teddnet.org

www.totallylocallyteddington.co.uk

Twickenham

Twickenham, situated on the Thames

opposite Eel Pie Island, is the second

largest shopping area in the borough.

It is very attractive to families and has

excellent transport links into London

and to Heathrow Airport.

Highlights: World Rugby Museum and

Stadium offering tours; Church Street

with independent boutiques, cafés

and restaurants - closed to traffic for

alfresco dining during the summer

season; markets and seasonal events

in Church Street throughout the year;

English Heritage Marble Hill House

and Park; Orleans House Gallery

and Gardens by the Thames; farmers'

market every Saturday in Holly Road

car park (behind Marks & Spencer);

Shakespearean Mary Wallace Theatre

on the riverside. Regular Family

events at Diamond Jubilee Gardens,

Embankment. New Exchange arts

centre opposite the station offering

theatre, cinema and events throughout

the year.

Local websites:

www.www.twickenhamthetown.org.uk

www.trytwickenham.com

www.exchangetwickenham.co.uk

Whitton and Heathfield

Whitton is a thriving local community,

and the town centre is a traditional

and authentic '1930s' high street with

a healthy mix of quality independent

shops and cafés/restaurants, and some

quality multiples providing a friendly

welcome and personal service.

Highlights: Special annual St George's

Day Parade and Christmas event by

the Whitton Traders Association. Murray

Park and Crane Park offer local walks

by the riverside and nature trails.

Website: www.whittontowncentre.co.uk

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