Where to live wizard
According to feedback from SpareRoom users, this area has the following characteristics:
- Double Room
- £171 pw
- Single Room
- £154 pw
- Kew Gardens
- North Sheen
- A lovely homely 'village' feel in a beautiful setting, quite unusual so close to central London.
- Kew Village has a host of lovely shops and restaurants including a grocery store, butchers, bank, pub, health food store and many more. Kew is home to the Royal Botanical Kew Gardens and the Public Records Office with records treasures from The National Archives. You can find landmarks of a thousand years of British history ranging from the Domesday book to Henry VIII to Oliver Cromwell, Adolf Hitler to Bonnie Prince Charlie, Samuel Pepys to Olaudah Equiano, with records revealing many aspects of British history and the wider world. You can take boat rides along the river Thames to Hampton Court Palace which dates back to Henry the 8th. A longer boat ride in the opposite direction will take you all the way to Westminster. Nearby Richmond has an abundance of shops, restaurants, cafes, great night life and lots more including Richmond Theatre, swimming pool, golf courses, horse riding in Richmond park and lovely walks along the river Thames. Kew is served by the London Underground trains and the Kew Gardens station is on the district line zone 4 which takes you straight into the city centre. There is also an overground train called the silver link city line which takes you round the city perimeter via North London. The centre of London is only a 20 minute train ride and Heathrow airport is only a 20-minute drive away.
- Richmond is the place to be - though you will pay a premium, which is soooo worth paying! It has green open space, the river, good pubs, restaurants and shops yet is only 20 mins from city buzz. Who wouldn't want to live here?!