‘Teddington’, the name comes from an ancient English trial leader named Tuda. To talk about the beginning, there have been discovery of tools crafted from bones from the ancient Mesolithic and Neolithic times in Bushy Park. Some evidence of unauthenticated Roman occupation has also been found. Basically, the first ever permanent settlement in this town was in Saxon time maybe.
Now this is a suburb near London, England. According to history, it’s located in Middlesex and it’s also a part of London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. The town is seated in the northern banks of Thames. It’s mainly a residential town stretching from Thames to the Bushy Park and here you will find streets leading to restaurants, pubs, clubs, leisure hubs and fields. The centre of the town is an urban development and is mid-rise mainly.
Teddington is a very friendly suburb on the Thames, a town where you can prefer to reside. It’s a reasonably priced place that is born around the railway mainly attracting the working-class people. Here at Teddington, only the cyclists and pedestrians can cross the Thames, thus the locality remains peaceful.
Bushy Park is a big attraction, the royal historic park that has so many things to see. There is the National Physical Laboratory, the distinctive Landmark Arts Centre and a footbridge called Teddington Lock leading to Teddington village. Castles are a mostly seen here as it’s an English settlement; and these are buildings from the Edwardian period. The district postcode of the area is TW11.
Rail and Road (Transport)
There is the Teddington rail station that is served by the trains of the South Western railway. There are both ways trains running to London Waterloo, one via Kingston-upon-Thames and Wimbleldon which is every 15 minutes. Another train runs via Richmond and Putney, in every half an hour. So, the nearest railway stations are: Teddington, Hampton Wick, Fulwell and Strawberry Hill.
Teddington saw huge growth in the 1800 but due to lack of farming the residents had to find more profitable jobs and this led to an economic change in 19th century.The first big event was the construction of the Teddington Lock in 1811 which made communication easier. In 1863 the railway opened gates to greater possibilities and the population was rising fast. In the 20th century many houses were constructed, they now connect the Edwardian and Victorian streets. A local board in 1867 and an urban district council in 1895 were formed.
In 1864 a few Christians angry with the high church show off left the St. Mary’s church and formed a protestant community at Christ Church. The Victorians ran out of funds while building St. Alban’s Church and it was later converted into the very famous leisure community, the Landmark Arts Centre. By the late 19th century many schools were built and the village was gaining literacy.
Did you hear about the Teddington Society? It was formed way back in 1973 by the residents and this society aims to preserve the goodness of the place and supports the local communities. The Teddington Methodist Church is a very comfortable and friendly community that has people of all ages, from different walks of life, with different cultural background and ethnicity. This community aims at worship and fellowship. Teddington is a peaceful village on Thames and some of the eminent people who have lived here are Olympian Long distance runner Mo Farah, Journalist Viv Groskop and Actress Keira Knightley.
There are many buses to London locations from Teddington which includes the Heathrow airport, Hammersmith and West Croydon. You can also avail cab service in the town which is quite impressive and its easy booking road transports.
Schools and Education
Teddington’s education authority is the Richmond-upon-Thames Borough council. The best primary schools are Collins primary school, St. Mary’s and St, Peter’s primary school, Stanley Juniors and Infants and Sacred Heart RC School. Some of the secondary schools are:
Nursery and Primary Schools
- Collis Primary School
- Hampton Wick Infant School
- Sacred Heart RC Primary School
- St Mary’s and St Peter’s CE Primary School
- Stanley Primary School
For further education there is St. Mary’s University and the College of Business Management Limited.
Teddington is a very vibrant suburb and it’s very easy to commute to and from London. There is so much to see and enjoy with many popular destinations and scenic attractions. A lot of families have been living here for it is safe and peaceful environment.
The High Street – The high streets of Teddington starts from Broad Street which is in close proximity to the Teddington Lodge located at the extreme of Stanley Road. The Tesco Metro Supermarket is along the Broad Street and its open daily from 6am till Midnight. Just beyond the high street is the River Thames and along it you will find boutiques, restaurants, local stores and cafes.
Shopping – Head to Kingston, just a little away from Teddington to experience shopping from malls and also departmental stores. You can try the Bentall Centre and the John Lewis departmental store for great shopping experience. You can also try shopping fresh food stuffs from the Spring market Square. In Teddington, you can try The Clock House, The Cavan Bakery, gardenia of London and Zeldaland Flowers.
Green spaces – If you love those amazing green spaces, explore Bushy Park, Richmond Park, Ham House, Wimbledon Common, Kew Gardens, Marble Hill Park, Hampton Court Park and Fulwell Golf Club.
Landmark Arts Centre – For those who love art and have a passion for well being, be at the Landmark Arts Centre. There are so many activities and exhibitions related to art and craft, kids activities, music, dance, yoga, exercise and even summer camps.
Entertainment – In Teddington you can indulge lots of entertainment by watching theatres at The Rose Theatre or Richmond Theatre. You can also watch a play at the famous fringe theatre named Richmond’s Orange Tree. There are multiplexes at the Odeon Multiplex Screens or the Curzon Richmond. Apart from this, you can go bowling in Rotunda.
Food and Drink – You can try out some of these joints for the best food and drinks here. Be there at Noble Green, Rib & Burgers, Bar Estilo, Shambles Italian Restaurant, Bar and Garden, The Teddington Arms, The Wharf Restaurant, Robsons, The king Head Pub and AG Miller. If you wish to go clubbing, some of the best places are The Viper Rooms, The Lensbury and Teddington Hockey Club.
Outdoors – Start from Teddington Lodge and visit Bushy Park and reaching to the end of the park, you can find the amazing Hampton Pool. It’s a pool that is open all days in a year and the water is heated to 84 degrees. You can also try the indoor pool just next to High Street. If you don’t love to swim, just take a boat to Richmond or Hampton Court Palace. Now going towards the Bridge Road, you can find gift shops, antique stores and cafes. You can also visit the peaceful Teddington Lock and the Ham House to see the 17th century interiors and furnishing.
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