Hampton is a suburban area centred on an old village on the north bank of the River Thames, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. It adjoins Bushy Park and is west of Kingston upon Thames.
Hampton is a historic area, and its name may come from the Anglo-Saxon words “hamm”, meaning an enclosure in the bend of a river, and “ton”, meaning farmstead or settlement. The riverside area, above Molesey Lock, has many beautiful period buildings including Garrick’s House and Shakespeare’s Temple.
“suburban area with leading independent schools”