An Area Guide to Roehampton
An Area Guide to Roehampton
Nestled in the southwestern corner of London, Roehampton is an attractive and calm neighbourhood with a unique character. Home to our Greenside development, it’s situated in close proximity to Richmond Park, Wimbledon, and Putney. Roehampton offers its residents a mix of green spaces, excellent educational institutions, great dining options and a thriving community. In this guide, we'll explore the highlights of Roehampton and its surroundings.
Living in Roehampton:
Eating and Drinking: Roehampton is a small area with a village feel, but it benefits from many great pubs, restaurants and bars nearby. The East Putney Tavern is a chic, relaxed locale serving delicious pub classics inside and on the terrace, while coffee and brunch lovers fawn over Another Brother, also in Putney. Foodies will love the more upmarket choice of Rick Stein’s riverside seafood brasserie and bar in Barnes, or for fish and chips on your doorstep there’s local favourite The Right Plaice.
Green Spaces: Roehampton is surrounded by enviable greenery, giving it a laid-back, leafy feel. Roehampton Gate in Richmond Park is a short walk away, offering acres of open space, woodlands, and a deer sanctuary. It's an ideal spot for picnics, leisurely walks, and cycling. There is also Putney Heath and Wimbledon Common just a short walk away.
Education: One of Roehampton's standout features is its educational institutions. The University of Roehampton, with its picturesque campus, offers a diverse range of courses. The area is also home to excellent primary and secondary schools.
Local Amenities: The neighbourhood has a selection of shops, restaurants, and cafes to cater to residents' needs. Roehampton Library is a valuable resource for book lovers and a hub for community activities, too.
Getting Around: Roehampton benefits from good transport links, with regular bus services connecting the area to nearby districts and tube stations such as Putney and Wimbledon for access to the London Underground.
Exploring the Surroundings:
Richmond Park: As one of London's most famous royal parks, Richmond Park is a gem in Roehampton's backyard. It's a huge expanse of grassland and a haven for nature enthusiasts, offering stunning landscapes, wildlife, plenty of outdoor activities, and it feels like being deep in the countryside.
Putney: Just a stone's throw from Roehampton, Putney is known for its riverside pubs, cafes, and shopping areas. The Putney Embankment provides beautiful views of the River Thames, and it's a popular spot for leisurely walks and dining.
Wimbledon: Wimbledon, home to world-famous tennis that attracts the masses every year, offers a blend of cultural and sporting experiences. The All England Lawn Tennis Club is a must-visit for tennis enthusiasts, and the town centre is bustling with shops, restaurants, and bars.
Barnes: Located to the east of Roehampton, Barnes is a charming riverside village with a picturesque high street, independent shops, and a welcoming community vibe. The Barnes Common and the Wetland Centre are notable attractions.
Roehampton, surrounded by green spaces and well-connected to neighbouring areas, offers a diverse and welcoming community within a leafy, laid-back part of London. With excellent educational opportunities, a rich cultural scene, and easy access to some of London's most famous parks and enticing suburbs, it is a neighbourhood that combines the best of city and suburban living. Roehampton has something to offer everyone, making it a fantastic place to call home in the heart of southwest London.
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