Hot homes: Hampton TW12

We take a property tour of south-west London enclave of Hampton, to find idyllic riverside chalets, charming cottages and contemporary houseboats.
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The world's largest horticultural festival, the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, is in full swing until Sunday with more than 150 specialist nurseries and exhibitors creating dazzling floral displays and spectacular show gardens against one of the capital's most majestic backdrops.

And just beyond the historic estate's 60 acres of sprawling gardens sits the peaceful riverside enclave of Hampton. Waterfront homes along this peaceful stretch of the Thames are in high demand, and, not surprisingly, once buyers move here they tend to stay.

Idyllic riverside chalets, charming cottages and modern houseboats are dotted along the river’s edge and on tranquil traffic-free islands, with gardens overlooking the Thames and the picturesque acres of Bushy Park on the doorstep. We take a property tour.

Two-bedroom house in Thames Street, Hampton TW12
This impressive two-bedroom home on a tranquil, traffic-free island close to Hampton Court Palace has an open-plan living room with vaulted ceilings, opening to a waterfront balcony with 40ft of direct river frontage, offering exceptional views across the Thames towards Garrick's Temple.
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