How far is it to the shops?

There are a number of shops around Kew Garden tube station including grocery shop, butchers, green grocers, hardware shop, chemist, florist. There are also a number of street cafe’s.

How far is it to the nearest motorway?

The M3 motorway is 8.5 miles. The RAC route planning (ww.rac.co.uk) estimates that this would take about 16 mins drive from the house. The M4 is about 6 mins drive.

Where is the nearset supermarket?

There is a mini supermarket about 5 mins walk from the house. There is a Marks and Spencer about 10 mins walk. There is a large Sainbury’s at the junction of the A316 and Sundicombe Road. This is probably about 20 mins walk or 5 mins by car.

Where is the nearest pub?

The nearest tube is Kew Gardens on the district line. It is zone 3.

Where is the nearest takeaway?

There is a wonderful Chinese take away which is about 4 mins walk. It is at the junction of West Park Avenue and High Park Road.

Where is the nearest bus stop?

A number of buses go from Kew Parade which is about 5 mins walk. Details of travel within the borough can be found on http://www.visitrichmond.co.uk/ (choose the Travel option) and Transport for London website.

Where is the nearest tube?

Kew Gardens tube station is 4 mins walk. Details of the tube can be found on London Underground website.

Where is the nearest train station?

Kew Gardens is also on the North London BR line. Richmond station is one stop on the tube.

Where is the nearest taxi rank?

There is a taxi rank outside Kew Gardens tube on North Road – about 4 mins wlak from the house.

Where is the nearest airport?

Heathrow airport is about 20 mins drive or about 30 mins on the tube. To go by tube you would take the District line from Kew Gardens to Hammersmith. Change to the Piccadilly Line. The journey should take about 32 mins.

Where is the nearest doctor?

There is a Doctor’s surgery in North Road. It is about 6 mins walk.

Where is the nearest hospital?

The nearest hospital is Roehampton General.

Where is the nearest cashpoint?

There is a Barclays Bank cashpoint in Kew Parade. It is about 5 mins walk.

Where is the nearest library?

Kew library is opposite Kew Garden tube station – about 4 mins walk.

Where is the nearest gym?

There is a private Gym in Richmond by the Police Station. It is about 10 mins walk from Richmond Tube station.

Where can I go running?

The Thames Towpath is about 5 mins gentle run from the house. There is an entrance to Richmond Park about 15 mins run from the house.

Where is the nearest theatre?

Richmond Theater is 5 mins walk from Richmond tube station and The Orange Tree Theater is about 2 mins walk from Richmond station.

Where is the nearest cinema?

There is a 4 screen Odeon Cinema complex by Richmond bridge in the heart of Richmond. It is about 10 mins wlak from Richmond station. There is a 10 screen complex at Feltham which is about 15 minutes drive.

Where is the nearest 10 pin bowling alley?

The Heathrow Hollywood Bowl is about 20 mins drive.

What sports are there to watch nearby?

The annual Oxford and Cambridge boat race finishes at Chiswick bridge about 7 mins walk from the house. There are lots of rowing clubs on the Thames nearby. Richmond Rugby Club is about 25 mins walk. Twickenham, the home of England Rugby is on the A316 at Twickenham. There are public tennis Courts by Kew Bridge – about 12 mins walk.

What are the best wine bars?

Richmond has got lots of Wine Bars – the hottest spot being All Bar One by Richmond Bridge. There two wines bar by Kew Bridge and of course there are a couple of restaurant win bars in Kew Village.

Where is the nearest swimming pool?

The neatest public swimming pool is Brentford Leisure Center which is about 15-20 mins walk and is just over Kew Bridge on Chiswick High Road.

What about re-cycling?

There is a recycling location 50m from the house. Papers and bottles can be sorted into the different colored bins.

Which local authority covers the area?

The local authority is Richmond upon Thames. There website is www.richmond.gov.uk.

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