Hampton Wick is on the west bank of the River Thames just across the bridge from Kingston-upon-Thames. The first bridge was built around 1219 replacing a ford known to have been there in Roman times. The building of Hampton Court Palace nearby produced employment and encouraged the growth of inns and shops serving the palace.
The area was famous for its market gardens until well into the twentieth century, but these were gradually eroded following the building of the railway station in 1863 and Hampton Wick is now commuter-belt territory, housing developments having been built on the gardens.
There are a few local shops and pubs, but with Kingston and Teddington close by there is little need for large supermarkets and other local stores.
Hampton Wick has been regularly used as innuendo in comedy programs such as The Goons and the Two Ronnies even made an eight part serial called Hampton Wick in 1971.
Hampton Wick Station – Train Times
Apart from the local St. Mary’s and St. Peter’s CE Primary School , local children will need to travel to Teddington, Hampton and Kingston-upon-Thames for education.
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