Neighbourhood Guide: East Sheen and Richmond Park
The beautifully quaint village of East Sheen, next door to Richmond, has the most surprising high street, over a mile full of wonderful bakeries, home ware treasures, pubs, restaurants and jewellers.
Richmond Park is just a 15 minute walk away, the largest Royal Park in London! Spot the deer, trek up King Henry’s Mound to see panoramic views of London including St Paul’s Cathedral and visit the Isabella Plantation, a 40-acre woodland garden planted in the 1830’s.
In this neighbourhood guide we focus on some of the businesses within East Sheen which make this community so welcoming.
Sheen LivingOpen for three years in November, Sheen Living is doing extremely well in presenting their customers the perfect accessory for their home as well as gifts for friends. Find our cushions in the store, sandwiched in-between stunning furniture and other textiles. Now offering a home styling service which helps customers transform their ideas into realities, a fresh pair of professional eyes on your home could really help you get the home you’ve always dreamed of!
Valentina’sPanetone for Christmas, chocolate for Easter or their range of truffle oils for special occasions, this Italian shop and deli stocks everything for you to take a bit of Italy home with you.
Madeline’s Cake Bakery‘Expert’ doesn’t cover the knowledge of cakes in this bakery. Lisa Martini, the owner of Madeline’s cakes, boasts a Cordon on Bleu Patisserie diploma and was given the highest score ever in the London school! You can trust her and the team to bake you anything from their famous Madeline’s and macaroons to beautiful bespoke celebration cakes.
The Hare and HoundsThis beautiful gastro-pub serves wonderful British food and with a large beer garden makes it an ideal place to take in the sun with a local pint. And this year, they have introduced more locally brewed ales as well as weekly guest ales to keep the regulars on their toes!
Dog TownDog Town offers grooming, hydrotherapy and day care for dogs and cats alike. Only minutes from Richmond Park, the dogs staying there are allowed to run around for hours. Our extremely cute studio dog, Jenkins, is known for being a little mischievous when sent to the groomers so hopefully on our next visit to Sheen he will behave himself! See him posing on his very own card here.
On the East Sheen side of Richmond Park is Sawyer’s Hill which offers spectacular views of London. You can see the London Eye, The Gherkin and St Paul’s Cathedral for this surprisingly small ascent! Lorna loves to take Jenkins around the whole park on the walk called the Tasmin Trail. This walk takes around 3 hours but give yourself another hour to pick up ice-creams and photographs of the deer along the way!Jenkins’ favourite part of the walk is to go through the Victorian woodland of the Isabella Plantation. Here, Lorna takes photographs of the 546 species of butterflies and 160 species of wasps and bees which inspire her textiles within the Bloom Collection.Tell us about your visit to East Sheen in the comment section below!
Written by Eleanor for Lorna Syson Our World.