LIVING IN ROEHAMPTON
Roehampton is a district in south-west London, forming the western end of the London Borough of Wandsworth. It lies between the town of Barnes to the north, Putney to the east and Wimbledon Common to the south. The Richmond Park golf courses are west of the neighbourhood, and just south of these is the Roehampton Gate entrance to Richmond Park itself, which is the largest of London's Royal Parks. Roehampton is 6.3 miles (10.1 km) south west of Charing Cross. Roehampton was originally a village which became a popular residential area for the wealthy within easy reach of London.
Roehampton is well known for sport, education and its historic village, which is protected as a conservation area. The Richmond Park golf courses and the Roehampton Gate entrance to Richmond Park itself are close by. Roehampton is home to several well-known institutions: Roehampton University, Queen Mary's Hospital, Kingston University, which has one of its campuses in Roehampton Vale, and South Thames College, which also has a Campus on Roehampton Lane.
Local amenities can be found on Roehampton High Street while there are larger supermarkets such as Waitrose on Roehampton Lane and Asda on Roehampton Vale.