Hampton is a small suburb located in the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames. Overshadowed by its larger neighbours, Richmond and Kingston, Hampton has good accessibility into the centre of London, via Hampton railway station, and offers its own mix of beautiful architecture and green spaces.
One of the most notable features of the area is the stunning Bushy Park, one of London’s eight Royal Parks. Second largest of the collection, beaten only by nearby Richmond Park , Bushy Park offers an exquisite mix of woodland, grassland, ponds and gardens, and home to red and fallow deer. Adjacent to Hampton Court Palace, the park provides its own unique features including the Upper Lodge Water Gardens and the Diana fountain.
Situated nearby is Hampton’s open air heated swimming pool, open to the public 365 days of the year. The pool also holds periodic events including summer picnic concerts and various pool sports.
Hampton Court Palace is just a stone’s throw away, offering guided tours, beautifully presented gardens and a number of family friendly events throughout the year, including the popular open air cinema and Christmas courtyard carol singing. Each yearHampton Court Palace plays host to its renowned flower show.
Another notable attraction in Hampton is Garrick’s Temple to Shakespeare: an 18th century octagonal building built and dedicated to the bard himself by actor-manager David Garrick.
For visitors seeking a spot of retail therapy, nearby shopping town Kingston offers a great variety of independent boutiques and high street shops.