Local History

Local History in South West London


Hanworth Park House

A military hospital during the First World War, a flying club between wars, & hotel from 1936-53, care home 1953-92.

Turners House

In 1813 England’s great landscape painter J.M.W. Turner built a small villa, Sandycombe Lodge, on a large plot near the Thames at Twickenham. Here, the painter became an architect, guided by the hand of his friend John Soane.

Strawberry Hill House

Strawberry Hill House is internationally famous as Britain’s finest example of Georgian Gothic Revival architecture.

Heritage sites

Hampton and Kempton Waterworks Railway and Kempton Steam Museum

Societies and Associations

The Hampton Wick Association


The Twickenham Museum

The history centre for Twickenham, Whitton, Teddington and the Hamptons

Kingston Museum

The Museum of Richmond

Local History

Hampton Wick History
Creates books, publishes a website and supports local activities all aimed at promoting the understanding and enjoyment of the fascinating history of this little corner of south-west London.

A Hampton Wick Timeline