About this office
Hamptons estate agents in Teddington enjoys a prime position on Teddington High Street, within easy reach of the station. The office has both sales and lettings teams supported by our sister office in Twickenham. The office predominantly covers Teddington, Strawberry Hill, The Hamptons (Hampton Hill, Hampton Wick, Hampton, Hampton Court) and Sunbury on Thames, with the team able to source or market all different types of housing, from riverside developments to large detached houses in the middle of Bushy Park. There are also some other branches close by that we work closely with including Kingston, Weybridge and Esher.
Why move to Teddington?
Teddington is an area to the southwest of London, perched on the north bank of the river Thames. At just 10 miles southwest of Charing Cross, Teddington is extremely close to central London, making it popular with those that work in the city. There are no long commute times when you live in Teddington thanks to the strong public transport infrastructure in the area. The Teddington area is largely residential - there are lots of homes and apartment blocks in the area, although there are also a number of shops and offices in the district too. Despite being so close to central London itself, Teddington retains a leafy, suburban feel - it's the perfect place to settle down if you're looking to move into the London area. It doesn't matter if you're moving on your own or with your family, there are lots of local amenities in the area that make this a great place to live (including a number of schools).
A little bit of history
The landscape of Teddington was almost completely rural until the 16th century, when Henry VIII nabbed Hampton Court Palace from Cardinal Wolsey. Both the palace and the arrival of the railway brought wealth and prosperity to the area, after which the terraces of Victorian and Edwardian homes sprung up. At the start of the 20th century, the area became famous for its film studios in the greenhouses of Henry Chinnery’s home, Weir House. Proper studios were built in the 1930s and played host to an array of television talent, including Morecambe and Wise.
Architecture and property
Teddington is a pleasant neighbourhood in which to reside - there are lots of different options to choose from when it comes to the property too. Teddington’s prime streets are those closest to the river, including the Victorian and Edwardian homes on Broom Water and 1930s houses on Trolock Avenue. Stanley Road also has Victorian cottages. Newer developments can be found at Teddington Gate off Hampton Road and Teddington Riverside, right on the water.
Shopping and amenities
Teddington High Street has the full range of services and shops that you might need, such as banks, pharmacies, opticians, both independent and chain clothing stores, and the Landmark Arts Centre. The lock is popular for weekend watersports such as canoeing and rowing clubs.
The High Street is also home to a number of national-name favourite restaurants like Cote Brasserie and Carluccio’s. Teddington Lock has two great pubs: Tide End Cottages and The Anglers. The area also has a variety of family-friendly cafes.
Teddington is a very leafy part of south London, between Bushy Park and Richmond Park with the river Thames and Ham Lands in the middle. There’s excellent walking and cycling locally as well as a number of attractive homes and gardens to visit, such as Strawberry Hill House, Ham House and Garden and, of course, Hampton Court Palace and Park.
There are a number of excellent schools locally, including several primary schools rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted; this includes St Mary’s and St Peter’s Church of England Primary, Collis Primary School and Hampton Wick Infants (which also has a nursery). The standard of independent schooling is very high, with a wide choice across Richmond, Kingston and Twickenham, the latter having Radnor House which opened in 2011 and has been lauded by Ofsted.
From Teddington station, rush hour trains to Waterloo take about 35 minutes. The A308 heads west to the M25 and Heathrow airport, while the A316 crosses Twickenham and Richmond into central London and to the south becomes the M3 to Basingstoke, Winchester and Southampton.