Strawberry Hill is a charming residential community, nestling on the banks of the Thames as it winds its way between Teddington and Twickenham. The area takes its name from Horace Walpole’s ‘Strawberry Hill House’, built between 1749 and 1776, and developed during that time from a small 17th century homestead of 5 acres to a wonderland of a Gothic Revival villa commanding some 46 acres. The house and its stunning gardens are open to the public, following a comprehensive restoration completed in 2010.
Today the area of Strawberry Hill retains an exclusive character of its very own, and is served by a small collection of shops located around Strawberry Hill mainline station, with its regular services into Waterloo. The area is known for its peaceful air and large period properties, many of which have been converted into flats. St. Mary’s University, the oldest Roman Catholic University in the country, is situated on Waldegrave Road.