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Moving to Teddington

North of Hampton Wick and Bushy Park, the appealing London suburb of Teddington was named the Best Place to Live in London 2021 by The Sunday Times.

Living in Teddington is wonderful, located as it is on the northern edge of Bushy Park, the second largest Royal Park in London. The northeast edge of the town is on the River Thames with its impressive Teddington Lock Footbridges.

Peppered with its period houses, Teddington has a vibrant High Street that runs into Broad Street where there is a wealth of restaurants, cafes, and some lovely independent shops, as well as an M&S Foodhall, making it popular with families.

The town’s residents enjoy easy access to Central London and neighbouring Twickenham, Hampton Wick and Kingston upon Thames.

Hampton Court Palace is just short stroll across Bushy Park.

Getting About

Teddington station is in the centre of town. From there it’s effortless to pop into London Waterloo which is only half an hour away by train. Strawberry Hill, Twickenham and Hampton Wick are just a few minutes away.

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 Teddington

Excellent local primary schools include St Mary’s and St Peter’s CofE Primary School and Collis Primary School – all with outstanding ratings.

Also with outstanding ratings, on the other side of the river, are secondary schools The Tiffin Girls’ School and The Kingston Academy. Teddington School is rated good.

The nearest good independent schools are Kingston Grammar and Radnor House.

Things to Do in Teddington

Teddington Lock Footbridges

A fun walk from Teddington to Ham Lands Nature Reserve on the east bank of the Thames is to cross the river using these two Victorian bridges at Teddington Lock. First you cross a suspension bridge onto a tiny island and then an iron girder bridge. Make sure you have a stroll around Ham and Ham Lands Park too.

Hampton Court Palace

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.

Strawberry Hill House

Come and wonder at this fine example of Georgian Gothic revival architecture that was Horace Walpole’s summer residence. While there, clock the portraits of Thomas Gray and Walpole himself by John Giles Eccardt, Walpole’s miniatures by Holbein, Hilliard and Isaac Oliver, and his collection of over 1200 ceramics.

Eating and Drinking in Teddington


This bar-restaurant on High Street is an Italian foodie’s dream. Styled with a nod to the relaxing Italian enoteca (wine shop) and osteria (simple eatery), the owners confess to being mad about pasta. They open at 5pm for youngsters to enjoy the children’s menu of healthy food.

The Lensbury

Consider joining this luxury sports and leisure club on the banks of the Thames. Aside from the awesome gym, swimming pool, spa and squash courts, the charming Lounge Restaurant and Terrace is in an idyllic setting overlooking the club grounds and River Thames. There’s also a barbeque menu, weather permitting.

The Wharf

On Manor Road, with unrivalled views of the River Thames at Teddington Lock, this modern European restaurant is, aptly, big on fresh fish and shellfish. Come here and try the English oysters, the souffle suissesse and the whole grilled dover sole. There’s a substantial wine list and a cocktail bar.

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