Originally a part of the county of Middlesex, Hampton falls under the Borough of Richmond upon Thames and is mainly residential although it also boasts some commercial activity. The area has had a number of famous residents over the years including the likes of John Beard, William Ewart, David Gilmour, Brian May, and Alan Turing. Hampton is close to a wide range of major landmarks and attractions including Ham House & Garden (6 miles), the Pottery Café (10 miles), Syon House (6 miles) and The Tropical Zoo (6 miles) in London. Queen Charlotte’s Cottage is within easy reach of Hampton, as are the Shirley Sherwood Gallery and Thorpe Park.
Hampton has a bustling business scene with many accountants and solicitors occupying office space in the area. There are insurance firms and marketing consultants in Hampton, along with business consultants, sales firms, website development companies and recruitment agencies. Gold Telecom, Page Consulting, Showprint Graphics Ltd. and Garners have their offices in the area. JHH Bespoke Furnishings also has an administrative office and manufacturing facility in Hampton.
Entertainment And Dining Out
For those looking for an evening of fun, Hampton has access to everything from music and dance to theatre and cinema within a 10 mile vicinity. The 606 Club is the place to enjoy live jazz music while The Troubadour also offers live music events as well as performing arts. The Turk’s Head is a stand-up comedy venue for those that enjoy an evening of laughter. Hampton also has a number of eateries serving a variety of cuisines including Italian food at Al Borgo, American dishes at Byron and Japanese food at Wagamama. Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has his Italian food restaurant near to Hampton while Ma Cuisine serves a variety of fine French dishes.
Hampton is served by Hampton Railway Station on the Waterloo-Shepperton Line while Teddington Railway Station is also within easy reach of the town. The A310 and the B358 provide major road connectivity to the area’s buses and taxis, as well as for those who choose to drive. London Heathrow Airport is just a short distance from Hampton, providing connectivity for those requiring air transport links.