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At just 10 miles from central London, Hampton is perfect for people who want to spend the day in the city but escape the crowds at the end of it. Situated on the river Thames, besides Bushy Park and the leafy suburbs of Surrey, Hampton has the feel of an upmarket village with the convenience of a city centre. Rent a hire car in Hampton and head out to the Surrey Hills, the South Downs, or the affluent villages of the Home Counties.
London Heathrow Airport is 14 miles from Hampton, a drive of about 20 minutes along the M25 and the M3. Gatwick Airport is another option, with a 45-minute drive of 30 miles. If you are travelling by rental car, Hampton is on the M3 motorway and just five minutes drive from the M25, which circles London.
Green Motion and Easirent are among the companies that can supply a rental car in Hampton. InterRent, Keddy and Hertz also have counters at Heathrow Airport.
Hampton Court Palace is the area’s most famous attraction. Located on the A308, this historic royal palace was developed by Cardinal Wolsey and, later, Henry VIII who made Hampton Court one of his most lavish homes. The walls of the Great Hall are adorned with the king’s favourite tapestries and the pristine gardens are home to the world’s oldest puzzle maze.
The town of Richmond is eight miles from Hampton, a drive of 20 minutes. In the summer months you can watch local cricket teams play on Richmond Green, before sitting outside on the banks of the Thames to see members of the local rowing clubs speed past. The large Richmond Park area has great cycling and running tracks as well as a large deer population. From Richmond you can also take a 30-minute walk up the Thames, or a five-minute drive, to the famous Kew Gardens.
The suburb of Twickenham borders Hampton and is home to England’s famous rugby stadium, while Croydon 20 miles east, is a lively town full of city commuters. Otherwise head to Epsom in Surrey, a small town famous for it horse racing course. Epsom is 10 miles from Hampton, a journey of about 25 minutes in the heart of Surrey, a county popular with wealthy London workers and home to numerous golf courses and gastro pubs.
The M25 has a reputation for being busy and indeed at rush hour it is best to avoid it. But when moving it provides great road links with the rest of the country. If you drive into London be aware of the congestion charge, which operates in the very centre of the city from 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday.
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