The lowdown: Teddington
Only pedestrians and cyclists can cross the Thames in Teddington, making this a peaceful place to explore. Teddington’s other big attraction is Bushy Park, the second largest of the Royal Parks.
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Average house prices in Teddington
One bedroom flat: £325,000
Two bedroom flat: £500,000
Two bedroom house: £595,000
Three bedroom house: £781,000
Four bedroom house: £1.14 million
Average rental prices in Teddington
One bedroom flat: £1,256 a month
Two bedroom flat: £1,662 a month
Two bedroom house: £2,093 a month
Three bedroom house: £2,202 a month
Four bedroom house: £4,393 a month
The local schools are one of the main reasons families settle in Teddington. All the state primary schools get good results at Key Stage 2 (age 11) and there is also a good choice of private schools. See our full list here.
Teddington’s main shopping street is in two halves along Broad Street and High Street and is dominated by independent shops, cafés and restaurants. Ted’s specialises in children’s clothes; Mitzi B sells gifts, homewares and furniture, and TCS is a women’s boutique. See our full list here.
Teddington is close to the M3, M4 and M25. The train from Teddington Station takes a little over half an hour to Waterloo passing through Clapham Junction for trains to Victoria and Vauxhall for the Victoria Line. Teddington is in Zone 6 and an annual travelcard to Zone 1 costs £2,344.
In the High Street, La Bottega is an Italian café and delicatessen; The Fallow Deer is a café that stays open on Friday nights for cocktails and Retro Bistrot is a popular French restaurant, while The King’s Head belongs to Raymond Blanc’s pub-brasserie chain. The Anglers gastropub in Broom Road has a large riverside garden.
Leisure and the arts
Landmark Arts Centre, in listed, deconsecrated St Alban’s Church, puts on music and comedy along with art and craft exhibitions and classes. Teddington Theatre is a leading amateur company based at its own playhouse. The nearest council-owned swimming pool is the Teddington Pools and Fitness Centre.
Bushy Park, the second largest Royal Park, where herds of red and fallow deer roam, sits south of the town centre. The Thames Path is on the north bank at Ham but is accessible to Teddington residents via a footbridge.
£449,950: this two-bedroom flat in Blagrove Road, carefully designed to maximise space, is set within a prestigious modern development just moments from Bushy Park.
£615,000: this three-bedroom house in Clonmel Road is bright and spacious with a private garden and off-street parking, situated close to the local amenities.
£1.2 million: located in a highly desirable crescent, this spacious four-bedroom semi-detached home in Michelham Gardens boasts an impressive full-width kitchen and family room.
£2.55 million: a substantial detached new-build house, this property in Fairfax Road has six bedrooms and is arranged over four levels.