Mortlake is located within the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. It is situated on the south bank of the River Thames between Kew and Barnes, with East Sheen inland to the south.
Mortlake is a historic area, mentioned as far back as the Domesday Book of 1086. Since 1845, the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race has had its finish point at Mortlake, marked by the University Boat Race stone just downstream of Chiswick Bridge. As such, the stretch of the Thames at Mortlake is popular with rowers.
“popular with young families for its streets of cottages”