Hampton Wick station lies in the southwest London borough of Richmond upon Thames, and is a key commuter hub in Travelcard Zone 6, with trains reaching London Waterloo in just 30 minutes. The station first opened in 1863, and was completely rebuilt in 1969. It’s handily located near the River Thames, with the shopping centre of Kingston upon Thames on the opposite bank, and Hampton Court Park just a short walk south.
Up until the 20th century, Hampton Wick was famous for its market gardens, and many well-to-do Victorians purchased property in the area. Today, the southwest suburb remains much sought-after, and is a mix of affluent residential streets and green space. The station is ideally placed on the High Street, which has a good selection of independent shops, boutiques and cafes, as well as a regular antique market. Just to the west is Bushy Park, a Royal Park that offers a thousand acres of woodland and wild deer.