The Local Area
Central London is most easily accessed via rail.
Our local main line station is Mortlake station which is on the main
Trains run approximately every half an hour into Waterloo from where you can access the London Underground.
Richmond upon Thames town centre is just 5 minutes
away by taxi or for the more energetic, a 30 minute amble across Richmond
Park. The town has an excellent array of shops and good access to
Richmond Theatre is one of the countries leading
theatres showcasing many West End productions as well as other family
Richmond Park is the largest open space in London
covering more than 2500 acres. The park has been a Royal Park since
1272. Herds of Red and Fallow deer roam the park alongside a thriving
array of wild animals and birds.
The Park is best enjoyed on foot though cars are allowed on certain tracks and bicycles can be hired.
The Victoria is a 5 minute walk away from the Park's Sheen Gate
Hampton Court is a truly impressive Royal Palace
best associated with King Henry VIII. Visitors can enjoy over 500
years of history as well as discovering the impressive riverside gardens
including the world famous maze.
Wimbledon Village SW19 plays host to the most famous
tennis tournament in the world every summer. We are about 15 minutes
by taxi from Centre Court!
Twickenham town centre is well worth a visit but
it’s the stadium that draws the crowds. Enjoy Rugby and concerts
at this famous venue just 10 minutes away.
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew reputedly contains
the finest plant collection in the world. The gardens are designated
a World Heritage Site. Within the grounds are Kew Palace and the Princess
of Wales Conservatory. Kew Gardens is widely recognised as one of
the leading centres for advice and action on aspects of plant and
fungal conservation.But even if plants aren’t your thing simply
enjoy a truly beautiful and peaceful corner of London.
During the summer Kew Garden plays host to a series of concerts featuring a variety of different styles of music from classical to modern. The Victoria is a 10 minute drive away.
The River Thames is never far whichever way you
venture from the Victoria. Kew Green, Barnes Village, Richmond town
and Hammersmith all offer a unique glimpse of this famous river.
Westfield Shopping Centre is the place to go if
retail therapy is called for. Virtually every shop you can think of
has a gleaming flagship store at this enormous shopping centre.
The National Archives are kept in Kew. The Archives
is the UK government's official archive, containing over 1,000 years
Drop in and find out who you are! Admission is free.
The Wetland Centre makes for a great day out. Enjoy
the scenic walkways set amongst the lakes, pools and meadows that
are home to birds, bats, water voles, grass snakes, amphibians, dragonflies