Hampton is a place in London synonymous with a world famous palace, a favourite hang out for the notorious King Henry VIII.
As with any place that is inextricably linked to a particular local feature, there is so much more to Hampton than a notorious monarch’s house.
In terms of London as a whole, Hampton is a relatively quiet place, a suburban area that has grown from its original state of being an old village on the side of the river.
It is located in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and its open green spaces and river views make it a very desirable place to live for many people.
Its location, on the west side of the capital, makes it ideal for commuting into Central London or for getting to work in towns in counties surrounding it. Here are a selection of serviced apartments near Hampton Court that would appeal to both corporate and leisure visitors.
Home comforts come as standard in all of these properties, each having gone through a strict checklist before they are offered to rent by TheSqua.re. Some even have extras such as off-street parking and gyms included too.
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Hampton and the surrounding areas are an excellent base for corporate travellers and serviced apartments are frequently becoming the must have accommodation in this market.
Hampton appeals because it offers a more residential feel than most places but is still within easy commutable distance of the city, as well as giving a gateway to surrounding counties through to the west of England.
Serviced apartments near Hampton Court have the advantage of offering a private, more bespoke environment that is increasingly in demand. This is because this kind of environment lends itself perfectly to relaxing at the end of a long work day, or providing a comfortable space from which the work day can be extended.
All the mod-cons are on offer in each and every apartment. This includes high speed wi-fi throughout, a flat screen TV and other entertainment systems as well as a fully equipped kitchen. Self catering and entertaining are very much possibilities.
Finally, each apartment is guaranteed to be located near to public transport links, making getting in and around Hampton simple.
The number of business travellers coming to London is put in the shade by the volume of people going for a holiday.
There aren’t many cities in the world that can claim to have as many iconic sights as the capital of the UK, which is why so many people flock there throughout the year. One of the sights on the list of things to see in London will undoubtably be Hampton Court Palace, so serviced apartments near Hampton Court would be a natural choice.
A serviced apartment for a holiday may be a new concept for some people who are used to staying in hotels, bed & breakfasts or more traditionally popular types of holiday accommodation. But what they offer in terms of amenities is fast making them a very popular choice amongst many.
The apartments on offer by TheSqua.re are consistently some of the finest available in their given area. They exude luxury in their always tasteful decoration and offer mod-cons which are inexplicably considered as premium in terms of traditional holiday accommodation, but are completely normal home comforts.
Things such as high speed wi-fi in every room (included in the price), a flat screen TV and entertainment system as well as a fully equipped, fitted kitchen all come as standard. The latter being essential for those on a budget who’d like the option to occasionally self cater.
A private apartment with a homely feel is increasingly important to the discerning traveller who wants to fully immerse themselves into the way of life experienced by locals in the area.
Hampton Court Palace unfortunately isn’t available for rental itself, but that doesn’t mean the surrounding areas don’t have just as much appeal.
Bushy Park, at 1,100 acres is the second largest of all the Royal Parks and borders Hampton on two sides. Houses and apartments in this area are much sought after. Hampton Wick is the former village part of the area.
Henry VIII was arguably the most famous King in British history, perhaps even world history. Aside from his desire to chop and change, there’s a lot of other reasons which make this monarch such a compelling study. His love of Hampton Court Palace and the flamboyancy he displayed within its walls are fascinating in itself.
Here are some facts about Hampton Court which may shed some light as to why it was such a favourite of this unforgettable King:
It was actually built for Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, as a reward for becoming cardinal. He handed it back to Henry VII when he fell out of favour.
The palace has the largest kitchen from the 16th century that can be seen anywhere in the world today.
The palace was built over the space of 150 years, so the style throughout varies. Tudor and Baroque are the dominant fashions.
The tennis court is one of the oldest dedicated sport’s fields in the world.
Henry VIII devised his split from the Catholic Church here. So, Hampton Court is the birthplace of the Church of England in many ways.
The Great Hall was built as a testament to Anne Boleyn, however after her death, Henry had all reference to her removed from the palace.
Jane Seymour was the only wife to produce a male heir for Henry. She died soon after childbirth and her heart and lungs were removed and kept inside a lead box in the chapel of Hampton Court.
Hampton Court Palace itself is one of the most ostentatious houses to be found anywhere in the UK. It exudes extravagance and has done for hundreds of years.
But is this reflected in the local area? Is the cost of living hugely inflated because a former resident used to list roast dolphin as one of his favourite dishes?
The area around Hampton Court is a magnet for young professionals and families. The rail links into Central London are excellent, there’s a large range of houses available, in terms of their size and style, and the local schools are generally thought of very highly.
‘The Hamptons’ conjures up images of New Yorkers living in an especially affluent area of Long Island, but in recent times it has also been used to refer to the three Hamptons of London. Hampton Hill, Hampton Wick and Hampton itself.
For those outside of the effects of London prices, the Hamptons would seem to be very expensive places to live. However, in terms of city prices and even in comparison to neighbouring areas this place can be seen as more reasonably priced than most.
The price of property in the area may have risen by 32% in the last five years, but when compared to Richmond, Teddington and Twickenham, properties in the Hamptons are actually more reasonably priced.
Serviced apartments near Hampton Court are the most time and cost efficient way to rent in the local area, especially for those staying in the medium term. Traditional rental prices can be high, and the paperwork that goes with them, frustrating.
Staying near Hampton Court means staying in the favourite place of England’s most demanding king. If it was good enough for Henry VIII then it will probably be good enough for the majority of people.
The area’s most famous landmark may be difficult to ignore, but there are so many other things to see in London and the surrounding areas that are just a train ride away. Here are some tips as to how to get the most out of a stay in serviced apartments near Hampton Court.
The fast way to get to the Hampton Court area is a train from London Waterloo station. It is also served by plenty of buses.
Hampton is located on the side of the River Thames. A much more scenic trip back from work or from a day’s sightseeing in London would be to take a cruise along the river.
Take time to visit the palace itself. This is much easier when staying in the area. See the gardens on separate days, in summer take a few days. There’s over 750 acres of them so plenty to explore.
Get an Oyster Card. Hampton Court station is in Zone 6 so an Oyster gives the cheapest and most convenient transport option.
Hampton Village has plenty of historic and memorable pubs and restaurants. Take time to experience as many as possible.
Trips don’t always have to be into Central London. The West of England and beyond has plenty to offer too.
There’s plenty to do near Hampton Court with one attraction being very obvious indeed! However, there’s plenty of London landmarks which are just a short train ride away too.
Q. What are the most popular landmarks near Hampton Court?
There’s a few to choose from, here are some of the most popular.
Q. What are some free things to do near Hampton Court?
London is a city where the word ‘free’ is rarely heard. When a free opportunity presents itself it’s worth grabbing with both hands.
Q. Are there any excursions to be had from Hampton Court
Hampton is an ideal location as the base for excursions out to lots of major landmarks in and around the city.
Visitors can easily head into London Waterloo, from which all of London’s attractions are accessible. It also has a few of its own including the London Eye and the London Dungeons.
These, and more, are accessible for as little time as a half day trip.
For people who want to venture further afield, South West Railways, which stops at Hampton Court station, can take people all the way to the South West of the country.
Q. What are the most family friendly things to do near Hampton Court?
A trip to Hampton Court Palace itself is one of the most family friendly things to do in London, and it’s right on the doorstep of the serviced apartments near Hampton Court.
There’s costumed guides, a family themed audio tour and an app which is specifically designed so children can get the most out of the palace. There’s also family trails, quizzes and dressing up, as well as the world famous maze. Failing that, a run round the 750 acres of gardens will probably tire most kids out!
A stay near Hampton Court means being in the shadow of one of London’s most iconic attractions. It also means being in close proximity to many of London’s many other top things to see. Here are some of the top places to visit near Hampton Court.
All the serviced apartments near Hampton Court offered by TheSqua.re have fully equipped kitchens, so eating out isn’t a must. But it’s nearly always a pleasure. There are numerous cuisines for you to try out, each one able to set your taste buds alight with flavours and textures.
Here are some of the best eateries in Hampton and in the surrounding areas.
London is renowned as one of the best places to shop in the world. A train from Hampton Court to London Waterloo will give access to all of the famous malls and streets that the capital has to offer.
However, it’s sometimes nice to stay a little bit closer to home. Here are a few shopping areas within close proximity to Hampton Court.
Hampton Court itself is a little way outside of London, but this certainly doesn’t feel like the case as the capital’s extensive public transport network stretches far and wide.
The main railway station is Hampton and it serves London Waterloo, Clapham Junction and Kingston and all stations in between. Fulwell Railway station is on the same Shepperton Branch Line and is also nearby. Hampton Court and Hampton Wick railway stations also serve the area and also have London Waterloo as their London terminus.
All of these stations are in the Travelcard Zone 6.
The motto of London weather is “Ppepare for rain”, and that is largely good advice whatever the season. Always have an umbrella and always have a waterproof jacket.
Other than the rain the weather in London is usually pretty mild, not too cold in winter and not too hot in summer, though there are always days that go against the rule. The best advice when visiting is to always wear layers and take a bag. That way there’s plenty to wear when it gets cold, and a place to store things when it gets hot.