Friday, 1 March 2013

The Area of Coombe

Coombe district is found in the Royal region of Kingston, in the Greater city of London, England. Located in the eastern part of the main township, it was part of the Metropolitan district of Malden and Coombe, before local administration re-establishment in 1965. It leads to the Thames and is in the hub of what was before the Coombe residence. The Richmond Park borders it to the North, while to the east is Wimbledon Common. It is enveloped by four districts of Kingston which are, Merton, Sutton, Wandsworth and Richmond.

The Kingston Area

Barely 12 miles from central London is Kingston, leading to Thames, a busy neighbourhood boasting of affluent, edifying customs and shopping culture, second only to London. Early Saxon Kings were crowned in this antique municipality and it is the second tiniest London municipality after the City of London. It stands out as one of the four Royal Borough in England and Wales.

Social Life

It boasts of several holiday amenities, eating places and tranquil coffee shops, making it the ideal location for students, households and youthful people. The picturesque three mile view of River Thames and the strolling and biking paths leading to Hampton Court and Richmond, are one of a kind, making Kingston the ideal place for weekend strolls, jogging, biking or easy relaxation at the bars and eateries dotting the river bank

Coombe Warren Woods

A popular area for hounding and community fairs, this natural forest was on Coombe Hill. The famous Jerry Abershaw, fondly referred to as, "The Coombe Wood Highwayman", was a common figure at the "Bald Face Stag" tavern, and lived in the forest. The semaphore station in Warren, a component of the semaphore line from London to Portsmouth, was opened in 1822 by the army. It has since vanished, with only the Telegraph cottage remaining. The station is now completely enclosed by the Coombe Hill estate and Coombe wood Golf course. This estate is accessed via Coombe Hill road and Greenwood Park and Devey Close, making house prices run into millions.

Hogsmill Vale Area

This is where the Hogsmill River meanders down its gorge via a combination of city countryside, expansive green trails and wide open meadows before connecting with Thames in Kingston. Located by Kingston's High Street is the Clattern Bridge,one of the most ancient bridges, found in the South of England.

Big Ben with colours
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Canbury Gardens Park

The Canbury Gardens, sandwiched between the Thames and the Lower Ham Road is an open park, walking distance from Kingston town centre. It is a well-liked place for catching fish as well as having picnics especially along the broad waterside trails and private grounds.

Richmond Park Area

The biggest Imperial park in London is Richmond Park, which is also the second biggest city barricaded park, supposed to be thrice as big as New York's Central park. It was enclosed in 1937 by order from Charles I who allowed only persons on foot access. Kingston Gate is the most direct way in, within the municipality border. It is home to several wild animals including 600 deer.