Hampton Wick is a Thames-side area of the London Borough of Richmond. Famous for its market gardens until well into the 20th century, it is now a popular location for commuters. Situated north of the River Thames, the area forms part of Kingston upon Thames.
Hampton Wick is steeped in history, and there is evidence of Roman occupation throughout the area. Around 1219, Kingston Bridge was built, linking the village with Kingston upon Thames. During the 18th century, many of London’s luminaries bought or built themselves country retreats at Hampton Wick. Hampton Court Palace and Gardens is probably the area’s most famous attraction.
“defined by Bushy Park and Hampton Court Park to its west, and the River Thames to its east”