LOCATION: Our apartments are located in one of the most desirable parts of West London. It is only 30 minutes by train to Central London, but don’t overlook St Margarets itself - with its charming cafés and shops, it retains a relaxed, village air and is a gem of a place. Neighbouring Richmond has a lively riverfront on the Thames and a bustling town centre with excellent restaurants, a cinema and a theatre. Twickenham, the home of rugby union, is also a short walk away. Feltham, Sunbury, Wimbledon and other hubs of West London are all within easy reach.
SHOPPING: You’ll find pubs, cafés, restaurants, shops and a supermarket in St Margarets, with a wealth of high-street favourites, designer boutiques and department stores a walk away in Richmond. Kingston has one of the best shopping malls in Surrey, and the Westfield Shopping Centre in Shepherds Bush (an easy journey on the London Underground) has over 300 shops with a mix of designer and high-street labels.
NATURE: We are situated at the heart of a wonderfully green area of West London. Marble Hill Park, deer-filled Richmond Park and riverside footpaths by the Thames are all on our doorstep, and we can suggest walking routes. Ruislip, Runnymede and Hampton Court are all easy to reach and offer historic scenic walks and beautiful spaces. You can also visit the world-famous Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, and marvel at the collections of rare and exotic plants, regular summer concerts and imaginative events for all ages.
HISTORY: The Barons enjoys an enviable location in one of the most historically significant areas of London. Our avenue was named after the barons who gathered here in 1263 to challenge the authority of King Henry III. A bus- or boat-ride away, 500-year-old Hampton Court Palace was once home to King Henry VIII, and offers a glorious palace and gardens, children's activity area and famous maze. Marble Hill House and Sandycombe Lodge (once home to the artist JMW Turner) are a stone’s throw from our apartments, while Richmond has its own palace and a wealth of great architecture.
SPORT: We are very proud of Twickenham Stadium, the world famous rugby union venue that hosts international and domestic matches, concerts, events and the World Rugby Museum. For tennis enthusiasts, the All England Club at Wimbledon can be reached direct by rail from Richmond station. And you only need travel to Richmond Park to experience the glamour and drama of the royal sport of polo.
DIRECTION & TRANSPORT LINKS
NOT SO LOCAL HEROES Several years ago our owner Ali used to work in book publishing. During that time she produced many books with a wonderful designer who became a close friend. Tessa and Ali worked together on many projects over the years ranging from books on child development to dinosaurs and Scooby Doo! It’s often said that working with friends is a bad idea but at 20 the Barons we disagree. Working with people you know and trust is a win win situation. When Ali started @20thebarons she needed a logo and a great designer – and it had to be Tessa. Thanks to the digital age it didn’t matter that Tessa had left the joys of West London to move to glorious Dartmouth in Devon. Nowadays Puffin Digital are 20 The Barons go to design agency. Tessa and the team at Puffin Digital Graphic Design are a dream to work with. Tessa, the creative director, understands your needs, usually after the first brief, saving time and stress. We’ve worked with her on our website and she designed some amazing pages that we are thrilled with. She’s also designed our logo and produced all of our advertising material…Read More
LOCAL HEROES Zoran’s Delicatessen is at the heart of St Margarets life. This fabulous fully licensed café offers breakfast, lunch and afternoon meals as well as extensive home dining options. For a breakfast of chorizo and eggs, and the best coffee in town, look no further. Zoran’s cakes are delicious at any time of day and his salad bar is wonderful for a health-conscious lunch or as a takeaway meal if you’re feeling lazy. This is a great place to rub shoulders with the glitterati from another near-neighbour, TW1 film studios. Call Zoran to book a table or check on the menu and daily specials. www.zomato.com/london/zorans-delicatessen-twickenham 10 Crown Road, St Margarets, TW1 3EE Tel: 020 8892 0001Read More
TOP 10 PLACES TO VISIT
- Kew Gardens
- Richmond shops and cafes
- All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon
- Chessington World of Adventures
- Twickenham Stadium & Rugby Museum
- Hampton Court Palace
- Sandown & Kempton Park racecourses
- Brooklands Motor Museum
- Richmond Theatre
- Syon Park
For all local events please check individual websites or contact the individual organisations and venues before setting out.
Horrible Histories (Hampton Court)
400 Years of Tulips (Ham House)
Reinventing the Racquet (Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum)
Twickenham Jazz Club
Horseracing & concerts (Kempton Park)
(Click here for more event information at Visit Richmond)
CONTACT & CONNECT
20 The Barons ● St Margarets
Twickenham ● Middlesex ● TW1 2AP
YOUR ONSITE LOCAL TEAM
The Barons is an owner-run, family-led business. Ali and Jason are your first point of contact for all enquiries and queries regarding the apartments and the area. They can advise on your choice of apartment, guide you through the booking process, and discuss your arrival and check-in requirements. Ali has lived in the area her whole life, and can help with local information, restaurant recommendations and advice on anything you need. Guests are given a direct number to call with any queries, questions or problems. You will also meet our wonderful housekeepers, Magda and Karolina, who live on the ground floor at 20 The Barons. They will carry out your weekly housekeeping and cleaning, and offer a friendly point of contact for guests throughout their stay. Magda and Karolina have been with us for several years and are a very special part of the Barons family.