Things to do
There are plenty of things to do and see in Whitton.
Whitton has a rich history. The Market Gardens, more famously known as the Cabbage Patch was renowned for flowers, apples as well as plum and pear orchards. In 1907, the Cabbage Patch was brought by Billy Williams and was re-developed into a rugby ground – today, Twickenham Rugby Ground on Whitton Road is the home of English Rugby. Another key landmark in Whitton is Kneller Hall, currently occupied by the Royal Military School of Music. It was once a stately home and takes its name from Sir Godfrey Kneller who purchased the original Manor House. In the summer, Kneller Hall opens its gates to the public for summer concerts. This event combines fantastic entertainment with the opportunity for concert-goers to bring along their picnics whilst enjoying music performed by the Military School.
The area positively embraces its community with a variety of youth groups, schools, churches and community groups. The community is currently all united together twice a year by the Whitton Business Association who hold a “Christmas Extravaganza” event in November and a St. George’s Day Parade and Fun Day in April on the main high street. With its great transport links, Whitton is well placed to visit some of London’s Royal Parks, the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, Hampton Court Palace and enjoy walks along some beautiful stretches of the River Thames.
With Twickenham as a neighbouring town, Whitton provides an ideal location for families needing more space and investment buyers requiring affordable second homes within easy reach of London Waterloo. Whitton is a fun and safe area to live, it has a village feel and there is a friendly community atmosphere. It has a good selection of locally owned shops and businesses, including many places to eat, drink and relax. There is also an award winning butcher. If you are looking for a wider choice of shops and entertainment, the Treaty Centre in Hounslow and Ivybridge Retail Park are both nearby and offer a larger selection.
Whitton sits in the catchment are for many excellent schools and this makes it very attractive to families. At Townends Estate Agents Whitton we have a fantastic selection of properties available to buy or rent in Whitton and its surrounding areas. To view this selection use our property search now.
Transport Links in and around Whitton
Whitton has excellent transport links into the capital as well as around the local area.
Whitton train station is 35 minutes from London Waterloo, and trains run on average four times an hour during peak times. This makes Whitton a great location for commuters. Whitton station is located within Travelcard Zone 5. Nearby, there is also Hounslow which offers three underground stations, served by the Piccadilly line this also provides easy commuter access into London.
Located north of the A316, 1 mile west of Twickenham and 3 miles west of Richmond, Whitton provides direct access to the M3 and the M25. Whitton is served by the London bus network meaning that a frequent service is constantly in operation. From Whitton, via bus there is easy access to Twickenham, Kingston, Tolworth, Richmond, Heathrow Airport and Hounslow.
Who lives in Whitton?
Resulting from its excellent choice in schooling, Whitton is very popular among families with young children. Families and first-time buyers are also attracted by the village feel Whitton has to offer.
Whitton is also popular for young professionals looking to house share or rent, this is because of the easy access to London. The proximity to London also makes Whitton attractive to students.
The Property Market in Whitton
The property market in Whitton is strong and is likely to remain so, due to its enviable choice of schools and transport options.
According to Zoopla estimates the average property price has risen by 34.26% in the last 5 years. Current rental prices are averaging around £1,573 for a 3 bedroom house; purchase prices for the same sized property are currently averaging £446,667.
The range of properties on offer is mainly composed of 1930’s semi-detached family houses, this once rural location became home to many families after Whitton train station opened in 1931.