Up until the 1930s Whitton was still very much a village, separated from other areas of London by fields, however as with many other districts, once the railway arrived in 1931 so did urban development, which replaced the previous market garden sites. Its high street still retains a villagey feel thanks to having a butcher’s and bakeries, something almost unheard of in most towns today. It also benefits from being the most affordable area in Richmond, London’s most expensive borough. Whitton is also home to the national rugby team so expect thronging masses of well-to-do fans sporting rugby shirts on match days.
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