Things to do in Hampton Hill, Greater London
Hampton Hill is a lively bustling 19th Century village situated right next to Her Majesty's beautiful Bushy Park and alongside the serene Longford River.
It is particularly steeped in the history of England's Royal Heritage. Many Kings & Queens have influenced and shaped its growth and made it what it is today.
After the Enclosure Act of 1811, Hampton Hill was parcelled up and slowly developed, but it needed the impetus of building St James church in 1863 and the coming of the railway in 1864 to transform the area. In 1861 the population of Hampton Hill was approximately 1,100, almost doubling to 2,100 in 1881 and by 1951 it had reached around 10,500.
Today, it has a thriving High Street offering a great variety of shops and businesses, a wonderful architectural church with a steeple known as St James, the theatre Hampton Hill Playhouse and eight pubs!
The Hampton Hill Association of local residents has been running for 43 years and has had a major role in shaping the development of this picturesque village.
Description by Helen Hurley