TWICKENHAM

The home of English rugby and just 10 miles from Hyde Park Corner, Twickenham is a sizeable suburban town offering fast trains into Waterloo and an extensive range of amenities at its centre. Stretching from Marble Hill Park to idyllic Twickenham Green with its cricket square and concentration of Victorian terraced houses, Twickenham is laid-back community with a decidedly sporty feel and an eclectic Riverside quarter that contains some of the most famous pubs in the borough. The wonderfully named Eel Pie Island, is connected to the Twickenham embankment by a narrow footbridge erected in 1957, prior to which access for its residents was via a hand-operated ferry.

The area contains every conceivable type of property, from flats and purpose-built maisonettes, to Victorian cottages, Edwardian family houses and some of the finest examples of Georgian architecture available in London. The land adjacent to the river, running from Marble Hill Park down to Strawberry Hill, is occupied by a most engaging mixture of fine period properties, historic pubs and three grand mansions whose interiors and extensive gardens are each open to the public, York House, Marble Hill and Strawberry Hill House.

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