An agreeable amble over Richmond Bridge and up St. Margaret’s Road takes you into St. Margaret’s. This most endearing village has a strong sense of community, and is served by a wonderful selection of independent shops and restaurants along Crown Road and down past the mainline station to the A316. Opposite Twickenham Studios, local grocer and florist Streets is an institution.
The river and expanses of glorious Marble Hill Park mark the easterly boundary, while on the other side of the A316 St. Margaret’s stretches as far as Talbot Road – with the Ailsa Tavern a favourite pre/post rugby haunt for those in-the-know.
With Moormead Park (home to the annual St. Margaret’s fete), lovely walks into Richmond along the river and its thriving and predominantly independent amenities, ‘St. Mags’ really is every inch the connected urban village.