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Saunter through Strawberry Hill

A notably affluent area of Richmond Upon Thames, Strawberry Hill is a small pocket of south London. A largely suburban development, it’s home to the country’s oldest Roman Catholic university, St Mary’s University Twickenham. Its sports grounds, just around the corner from a road of small cafes and shops, was used by athletes training for the 2012 London Olympics.

Twickenham - an architectural paradise

Twickenham is a large, leafy, and affluent area in Richmond upon Thames, containing Strawberry Hill and other wealthy districts. It’s home to the largest purpose-built rugby stadium, as well as many impressive period mansions, including Horace Walpole’s neo-gothic home Strawberry Hill House. Aside from its long-running ties to rugby, Twickenham also has a small arts culture, with popular community venues such as The Exchange.

Walk through the staggering Strawberry Hill House

Strawberry Hill House is a large, neo-gothic manor commissioned by the art critic and politician Horace Walpole, and a true spectacle that anyone visiting the area should make the time to explore. Step inside and see its incredible renaissance glass, detailed, gothic staircase, and daunting castle-like hall, before walking down the magnificent gallery, made up of restorations of some of Walpole’s favourite pieces.

Planning a trip to Strawberry Hill? Travelodge London Twickenham Hotel is 10 minutes away via public transport, as is Travelodge London Teddington Hotel.