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Guide to Teddington

Perched on the north bank of the Thames sits the affluent south-west London suburb of Teddington.

The name “Teddington” comes from the name of an Old English tribal leader, Tuda. It was known in Saxon and Norman times as Todyngton and Tutington.

Today, Teddington is known for its long high street, which features pubs, restaurants, gyms and more. The town is also known for its pedestrian suspension bridge, which presides over the lowest non-tidal lock on the Thames.

Houses in Teddington vary widely; the town plays host to many properties suitable for investment, but also many detached family homes and flats to rent.


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Located in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Teddington is a stone’s throw from many regal homes and attractions. The most famous of these is Hampton Court Palace, the home of Henry VIII and his many wives. Teddington is also home to Ham House, an historic property with formal gardens.

If wildlife and nature are more to your liking, the 17th century Richmond Park is a former hunting ground that is still home to hundreds of deer.

Wondering where to eat out in Teddington? A popular choice is the renovated Victorian gastropub The King’s Head, which features snugs and a walled beer garden. For those looking for something slightly more romantic, Shambles Italian Restaurant features seasonal Italian dishes and a real log fire.

Highly rated schools in the area include The Tiffin Girls’ School (girls), Hampton School (boys) and Lady Eleanor Holles School (girls).

Those who work in London can enjoy an easy commute to the capital thanks to the direct train service, taking just 36 minutes to get to London Waterloo.


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Chancellors Estate Agents’ Sunbury branch serves the Teddington area, and has many wonderful properties for sale and for let in and around the town. Our Sunbury branch is open six days a week – from Monday to Saturday – for anyone looking to buy or sell houses or flats in Teddington.