The Borough of Richmond upon Thames lies in the south-western parts of London and is considered to be one of the city’s most beautiful areas. It spreads over 22.17 square miles and has an estimate population of 195.000 residents. It is one of the capital’s most popular and well-known boroughs as it is the location of numerous internationally known buildings, monuments, parks, neighbourhoods and other attractions.
Barnes SW13 is a suburban district which is located at about six miles from the junction of Charing Cross and has a population of over 20.000. The area is home to several notable churches including:
- Barnes Baptist Church
- The Catholic Church of St. Osmund
- Holy Trinity Barnes
- Mary’s Church
- The Methodist Church by Barnes Pond
- Barnes Healing Church
During the years a large number of prominent people such as Michael Ball, Stanley Tucci, Brian May, Sir Michael Edwards, Jimmy Perry, Kurt Schwitters, Lyon Playfair and more have lived in Barnes, SW13.
The district of Hampton Hill, TW12, lies in the southern parts of the borough and shares common boundaries with Hampton from the south, Teddington from the east, Hanworth from the west and, Whitton and Fulwell from the north. The area is the location of the Lady Eleanor Holles School which is one of the best independent girls’ only institutions in London. It was founded in 1711 and presently has a student body of almost 900. Hampton Hill is linked to the other parts of the city via three bus routes (285, R68 and R70) which pass through it on a regular basis.
Ham has a population of over 10.000 residents and is classified as a suburban district. It is situated on the border that divides the Borough of Richmond upon Thames from the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames which is why a small portion of it lies in the latter borough. The Langham House Close is one of the area’s most noticeable structures. It was built during the late 1950s and designed by renowned British architects James Stirling and James Gowan. It is constructed in the Brutalist architectural style, comprises of 30 units and is identified as a Grade II* building by the local authorities. Other notable edifices in Ham, TW10, are Cassel Hospital, Latchmere House, Ormeley Lodge and Langham House. All of them are clustered around Ham Common which is one of London’s most popular green spaces.
Hampton Wick, KT1 is an area with a population of about 10.000 which lies in the south-eastern parts of Richmond. It is one of the greenest districts in the city as it is encompassed by several open spaces including a Royal Park of London. It is mainly inhabited by commuters who work in the other parts of the capital as it is served by its own railway station which was opened in 1863. It sits on the Kingston Loop Line from the National Rail Network and will commence to serve Line 2 from the Crossrail in the nearby future. The latest numbers show that the station is being used by over one million people on an annual basis.
The area of Fulwell, T11, TW12 is home to about 10.000 people and is mostly a residential district. It is one of the quietest and calmness neighbourhoods in the Richmond as it isn’t the location of any major places of interest which attract both local and foreign travelers. The Anglican church of St. Michael is the area’s most famed landmark. It was founded in 1913 and in 2006. After eight years it was reopened and is today a united parish with the church of St. Peter and St. Paul in the adjacent district of Teddington. Fulwell, TW11, is served by several bus routes.
Hampton is a suburban district which lies in the southernmost parts of the Borough of Richmond upon Thames. It has a population of almost 20.000 and is one of the borough’s most visited areas. It is home to a number of high profile educational facilities including the Hampton Academy which currently provides secondary and sixth form education to an estimate of 2.9000 students from the ages of 11 to 18. Hampton, TW12, has featured in a number of television shows and cinematic products. It has also been used as a scene in a variety of literary works.