Hampton Wick, KT1
Hampton Wick is a Thames-side area of the London Borough of Richmond. Famous for its market gardens until well into the 20th century, it is now a popular location for commuters. Situated north of the River Thames, the area forms part of Kingston upon Thames.
Hampton Wick is steeped in history, and there is evidence of Roman occupation throughout the area. Around 1219, Kingston Bridge was built, linking the village with Kingston upon Thames. During the 18th century, many of London’s luminaries bought or built themselves country retreats at Hampton Wick. Hampton Court Palace and Gardens is probably the area’s most famous attraction.
Shopping in Hampton Wick is centred around the high street, which has a selection of independent stores, boutiques, cafes and restaurants. There is also a large antiques centre which hosts regular antique markets. A wider selection of high street shops and supermarkets – as well as a shopping centre – can be found at nearby Hampton and Kingston.
Nightlife is laid back, with many pubs and restaurants located on the banks of the river. The Riverside Restaurant, located at the Carlton Mitre Hotel, offers first-class dining with panoramic views of the River Thames. A short stroll takes you to Moidul’s Tandoori, a relaxed restaurant extremely popular with locals. For a quiet pint, try Boater’s Inn, a light and airy pub with a veranda overlooking the river.
Property in Hampton Wick
Hampton Wick has a mix of early Victorian terraces, larger Victorian townhouses, detached and semi-detached period conversions, and 1960s cul-de-sacs. Homes at The Sidings Development off Station Road are highly sought-after, as are the new luxury riverside apartments being built along the banks of the river nearby.
The River Thames at Hampton Wick
There are numerous year-round activities and attractions to be enjoyed along this stretch of the River Thames. Some highlights include:
- The Royal Canoe Club, just a short distance upriver from Hampton Wick
- Bushy Park which lies north of Hampton Court Palace and covers over a thousand acres of Woodland and is home to Red Deer
- Live music nights at The Swan, located just off the river
Transport in Hampton Wick
- Hampton Wick railway station to Waterloo (35 mins)
- Bus services include the 111 to Kingston, the 216 to Cromwell Road, the 285 to Heathrow Central and the R70 to Richmond
- Easy access to the M3 and A3
riverhomes – Estate Agents in Hampton Wick/Waterside Property Experts
As the largest independent specialist selling and letting riverside properties in the Hampton Wick KT1 area, very few people know the Thames like us. From tide times to local river events and the best waterside restaurants and pubs, riverhomes estate agents have the river knowledge.