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Hampton Wick

Moving to Hampton Wick

About four-fifths of Hampton Wick is in lovely Bushy Park, the second largest Royal Park in London Borough after Richmond Park, which is only about a mile away to the northeast. This friendly village with its great community spirit is nestled between Kingston upon Thames and Teddington.

It’s not just the green surroundings and the fact it’s located in a conservation area that makes living in Hampton Wick such a delight. The area, which feels more like a village, rests on the west bank of a long and leisurely meander of the great River Thames.

The cosy Hampton Wick community enjoy a selection of cafes, convenience stores, a post office, and other local amenities on the High Street. Central London is just half an hour away and neighbouring Kingston upon Thames and Teddington both offer easy access to large stores including John Lewis and Waitrose.

Hampton Court Palace is a short stroll across the park.

Getting About

Hampton Wick is within walking distance to Kingston upon Thames and Teddington. London Waterloo is just half an hour away by train, and Richmond and Wimbledon both less than 20 minutes.

Major road connections include, to the north of the town, the A316 that feeds into the M3 motorway heading west, and the London to Portsmouth A3 to the south.

Schools in Hampton Wick

The town boasts some very good local schools.

Hampton Wick Infant and Nursery School and Collis Primary School are both rated outstanding. St John the Baptist CofE Junior School is rated good.

Also with outstanding ratings, on the other side of the river, are The Tiffin Girls’ School and The Kingston Academy.

There nearest good independent school is Kingston Grammar School.

Things to Do in Hampton Wick

Diana Fountain

Commissioned by King Charles I for his beloved Henrietta Maria, this bronze statue of a golden goddess set on a marble and stone fountain is a striking sight. It’s only a few-minutes stroll from the town in Chestnut Avenue, in Bushy Park.

Hampton Court Palace

Originally Cardinal Wolsey’s pad in the early 16th century before he gave it to King Henry VIII to curry favour, this extraordinary Grade II listed Tudor and Baroque palace with its Tudor Great Gatehouse and stunning grounds is an essential visit. Make sure you see the yew hedge maze.

Riverside Walk

Across the river, Kingston side, near Kingston Bridge, this is a charming way to wander. Early morning is the best time for a quiet stroll as it can get a bit busy later with cyclists and other walkers. There are lots of al fresco dining opportunities south of Kingston Bridge.

Eating and Drinking in Hampton Wick

The Foresters Arms

Three-time winner of the Surrey and South West London Pub of the Year award, this 19th century watering hole is a firm favourite among locals. There’s a lovely outdoor terrace for those summer evenings and roaring fires indoors for chilly winter nights.

The Swan

This popular pub on High Street has a refreshing and open feel. Come here for burgers, lasagne, chilli and grills – and keg and cask beers. It’s also a music and live sports bar that’s keen to show women’s sports as well as men’s.

The White Hart Hotel

Also on High Street, this Tudor-style hotel and pub has a much-praised restaurant. Try it for a sirloin steak or chicken ballotine, just don’t miss out on the peanut butter and hazelnut chocolate tart.

If you’re thinking about moving to Hampton Wick, let us help you with all the information you need, so that you can move with confidence!