East Twickenham refers to the area just over Richmond Bridge, and is a distinct neighbourhood bordered by the river, the glorious expanses of Marble Hill Park (home to the annual House Festival) and St. Margaret’s village. Locals of a certain age will recall the much-loved ice rink, sadly no more, while today East Twickenham is home to many families and couples favouring a slightly more genteel pace of life than bustling Richmond, while still being just the width of the bridge from the town centre, riverside pubs, restaurants, shops and transport links including the tube network and fast trains into Waterloo. St. Margaret’s mainline station is also very easily accessible. Local housing stock ranges from elegant riverside mansion blocks and stylish new developments with views over the Thames, to large period properties located on peaceful, tree-lined roads.
The area is well-served by highly-regarded schools, both state and private, including The Vineyard, Christ’s and Orleans Park, with Deer Park primary school arriving in 2019. Take a stroll past the tennis courts at Cambridge Park and along the Thames path with its views up to the Star & Garter on Richmond Hill and over to Petersham Meadows, and back through Marble Hill Park, stopping for a drink along the way or something to eat at one of the lovely independent cafes on Richmond Road. We defy you not to fall in love with this very special community.