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Thames Ditton

Pretty position – lovely peaceful roads and picturesque views of the Thames

"I love walking through the beautifully planted gardens at Hampton Court Palace on a sunny day."

Ivanka Modesteva-Gyurova

"As well as tours of the palace, which was once home to Henry VIII, there is plenty to see at Hampton Court, including beautiful gardens, a cafe and seasonal festivals."

Sonia Gill

"There are some extraordinary properties in the Surbiton and Kingston area that you wouldn't find in central London."

Leanna Sharman

What is your favourite place?

Where do Thames Ditton locals go?

The Albany

Fantastic gastro pub right on the River Thames opposite Hampton Court Palace.

Hampton Court Palace

A great day trip to see the palace where Henry VII once lived, the gardens and the maze.

The Harts Boatyard

With large windows overlooking the Thames, this delightful restaurant makes it feel as if you're dining on a ship!

Caffé Amici

Potentially the smallest café/restaurant I have come across, but packed with rustic charm. The staff are all Italian and sell a great range of foodstuffs - the freshly made sandwiches on Italian breads are a must have at lunch and are so delicious!

La Fiamma

With large windows opening directly onto Bushy Park, you can enjoy your fresh pizza while watching the deer roam by.

Gordon Bennett!

A really popular bar/restaurant on tree-lined Maple Road.

The French Tarte

A bakery/café that everyone talks about for their unique breads and other delicacies.

The French Table

This restaurant does delicious food! A wonderful place to celebrate any special occasion.

Surbiton Farmers' Market

This fabulous farmers' market is on Maple Road every third Saturday of the month. There are 26 stalls of fresh farm produce and speciality foods, and it's a great place for meeting friends in the adjoining bars and restaurants. All surplus proceeds go to local charities.

The Antelope

A great pub to meet up with friends over a few drinks.

The Grove

Gastro pub with tasty food and a large beer garden.

Casa Viva

Best Italian food I've had in the area by far. Coupled with great service and a wonderful selection of wine.


Good food, good beer, good times!

Rose Theatre

Amazing performances and very diverse choice of shows in the centre of Kingston.

The Pheasantry Café

A picturesque café and restaurant in the Woodland Gardens of Bushy Park. Great, fresh food, cakes, drinks and ice cream.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Surbiton, The Moleseys, Esher, Kingston, Chessington, Hampton, Teddington, Ham, New Malden and Walton-on-Thames

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Child-friendly activities near Thames Ditton

Catch-A-Balls: Classes (Ages 2.5-3.5 years) at Vera Fletcher Hall

The Vera Fletcher Hall
Catch-a-Balls classes are ball skills and movement classes for pre-school children. We use a variety of equipment including large and small balls, hoops, scarves, balloons and beanbags. Website

Baby Sensory at Vera Fletcher Hall

The Vera Fletcher Hall
Baby Sensory classes provide an exciting activity, which will be fun for you and will help with your baby's sensory development. Call Sari who will arrange for you and your baby to visit one of their classes. Website

Mummy & Me Ballet Class (Ages 18 Months-3 Years) at Vera Fletcher Hall

The Vera Fletcher Hall
An early introduction to ballet and movement where your little ones can transform into fairies, butterflies and everything magical. There will also be well known activity songs with which the children will be familiar and love to sing along to. It aims to develop listening skills, memory, co-ordination and basic motor skills through creative movement. The best bit about this class is that the mums, dads and carers can join in too. Website

Tiny Tunes

Surbiton Library Hall
Tiny Tunes provide 3 months - 5 years pay as you go Music and Dance Classes, Nursery Sessions and Parties in London, Middlesex, Surrey & Berkshire . Hide under a parachute, wave the pom poms, meet Mr Tiny, shake the maracas, dance with bubbles and sing along! As well as the all time favourite rhymes and songs, Tiny Tunes gets the little ones dancing to some of the well known pop classics! Price: £5 per child ( £2.50 Siblings) Pay as you go so you just turn up! Website

Ragamuffins Play Cafe

Ragamuffins Play Cafe
Unique play cafe specifically designed for toddlers and babies. A lovely place to relax and watch your children have fun. Please note this Cafe CLOSED DOWN in September 2014.

Baby/Toddler First Aid Classes - 2015

Ministry Centre Holy Trinity Church
NCT has teamed up with the British Red Cross to provide an NCT Baby/Toddler first aid course to give you the chance to learn and practise vital first aid skills that could one day save your child's life. The course will take place from 7pm-9:30pm at The Ministry Centre Holy Trinity Church in Claygate. The cost for the class is £40 per person or £70 per couple. Places are limited and we are offering them on a first-come first-served basis. To sign up please send an email to nctesher@gmail.com with your name and whether you wish to sign up as a single or a couple. The course will be delivered by an expert British Red Cross trainer and will cover topics that typically concern parents such as delivering CPR choking and burns. Every parent has worries about facing an emergency situation involving their child. These courses will address your fears giving you lots of practise in lifesaving techniques and plenty of opportunity to ask questions. It covers topics for newborns through to 12 years old. Website
  1. About Thames Ditton

    Thames Ditton is a village in Surrey, bordering Greater London. It is situated 12.2 miles (19.6 km) south-west of Charing Cross between the towns of Kingston upon Thames, Surbiton, Esher and East Molesey. Despite being on the fringe of Greater London's suburbs, Thames Ditton retains the character of a village. Thames Ditton has a railway link to London serving the large commuter population, local workforce and Esher college student population. Thames Ditton High Street now comprises mixed residential housing, office and retail shops in about equal proportion.

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