How is life in Mortlake? A thorough guide of the neighbourhood

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Mortlake is a suburban district of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames on the south bank of the River Thames between Kew and Barnes. Historically it was part of Surrey and until 1965 was in the Municipal Borough of Barnes. For many centuries it had village status and extended far to the south, to include East Sheen and part of what is now Richmond Park. Its Stuart and Georgian history was economically one of malting, brewing, farming, watermen and the Mortlake Tapestry Works (1617–1704), Britain’s most important producer. A London landmark, the former Mortlake Brewery or Stag Brewery, is on the edge of Mortlake. “

How’s the local life around Mortlake

It could be that Mortlake has a lively atmosphere with many activities happening and there are ways to find this out. To discover what to do in your area, we recommend looking at sites like Timeout that list weekly events in Mortlake. We want to make finding things easy, so here’s a link to see upcoming happenings in Mortlake. Also, knowing what’s available in Mortlake and where helps when getting to know a new place. That’s why we made a map with property price info from this article to simplify your search.

In Mortlake, what are some things we love?

What makes the heart of Mortlake? At Cozee we asked ourselves what would define the culture, the vibe of a given area. We have come up with the following elements so whether you are a foodie or a night bird, we got you covered. Check out the different restaurants, pubs, gym that exist in Mortlake to help you decide to move in there.

Are there any good pubs in Mortlake?

As Londoners at Cozee, we cherish our weekly visits to the local pub. Why not embrace the same in your new living space? We’ve diligently tested and reviewed all the pubs in Mortlake – well, not literally, but we wish we had! Here’s our list of the finest pubs in Mortlake.

Pub name Name Address Description
Hare & Hounds 2014-216 Upper Richmond Road West East Sheen SW14 8AH A large, wood panelled former coaching inn substantially modified over the years with a large rear garden, this has been East Sheen’s landmark pub on the main South Circular since 1776.
Pig & Whistle 86 Sheen Lane East Sheen SW14 8LP A modern 1988 pub on part of the site of the former Bull – originally East Sheen’s landmark pub. Since its recent refurbishment and ‘new look’, this is now a comfortable pub, with Sky TV. Outside seating at the rear.
Plough 42 Christchurch Road East Sheen SW14 7AF A traditional and very popular 18th century pub on the edge of the Royal Richmond park in what is known locally as Sheen Village. This picturesque, white-washed gastropub has a historic heritage. The ancient plough hanging outside the entrance is a relic of the time when the inn itself was a collection of farmers’ cottages, circa 1530. The ambiance is enhanced by Oak flooring, wall panels, polished oak bar and ideal lighting. An interesting feature is a little side room called ‘The Snug’ that is just big enough for four people around a table. The menu is gourmet pub grub. The pub is surrounded by a white fenced paved beer garden area with plenty of seating.
Stags Head 24 Priests Bridge East Sheen SW14 8TA A family run pub has stood on this site since at least 1863, the present building dates from 1938. The building was renovated in 2005 to give a modern, relaxed feel to the interior while maintaining its homely and traditional atmosphere. The only public house on the Beverly Brook (a minor urban river) walk, and just a short distance from rugby’s Rosslyn Park. Recently renovated in keeping with the pub’s traditional appearance and atmosphere. Now under new ownership. The Stags Head has been recently reopened (2023) after receiving an extensive refurbishment with new furniture, fixtures and fittings. New HD TV screens installed, all with Sky and BT Sports. The pub’s current name replaced the previous one ‘Halfway House’ in 2017.
Victoria 10 West Temple Sheen East Sheen SW14 7RT Hidden away in what is known locally as Sheen Village and five minutes walk from Richmond Park, this large picturesque pub was probably built sometime between 1845 and 1855 and is now run by chef Paul Merrett and restaurateur Greg Bellamy. As expected most of the pub is taken over to eating. There is a large conservatory which is the main dining area that also overlooks a patio and garden at the rear of the pub. Quiz night takes place last Wednesday of the month from 7.30pm (teams no larger than 6). NB. This is a ‘card only’ pub and opening hours are subject to change.
Jolly Gardeners 36 Lower Richmond Road Mortlake SW14 7EX A traditional pub with a good sized beer garden. It was Rebuilt in 1922 replacing a pub stood since 1794. It is almost surrounded by the old Watney’s brewery, now sold and site to be redeveloped. It was previously called the Three Tuns in 1720 and the present name appeared in 1796 as a possible reference to the expanding market gardens of the area. Originally a two-bar pub, the separating screen was removed in 1987. The pub has a Pool table in the back room, two dartboards, Jukebox & fruit machines. Now an ex Young’s house and owned by Punch Pubs & Co after Young’s disposal of 56 of their tenanted pubs in August 2021.
Ship 10 Thames Bank Mortlake SW14 7QR Built in 1781, the Ship is without doubt most famous for its location on the finishing line of the Oxford/Cambridge Boat Race. This ex Taylor Walker pub now has external Greene King branding. Located at the end of Ship Lane off the Lower Richmond Road in Mortlake, to the rear of what was the old Watney’s Brewery, the Ship is set back off the river.

Parks and green spaces in Mortlake

One of London’s best assets is its green spaces. See if Mortlake offers room to roam.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Jubilee Gardens Belvedere Road, London 4.5 1413
Elm Court 1 Pump Court, London 4.3 6
Middle Temple Gardens 3 Middle Temple Lane, Temple, London 4.7 82
Bernie Spain Gardens South Bank, London 4.4 488
Bloomsbury Square Garden 14 Bloomsbury Square, London 4.3 2017
The Phoenix Garden 21 Stacey Street, London 4.6 461
LGBT Chairs ️‍ Ground Floor, South East Wing, Bush House, 300 Strand, London 5 1
Victoria Embankment Gardens 4 Temple Place, Temple, London N/A N/A
Potnotch Jubilee Market, Tavistock Street, London 5 1
London Memorial Garden Savoy Place, London 3.8 4
Drury Lane Gardens 58 Drury Lane, London 3.9 16
Fountain Court Temple, London 4.6 8
Southbank boardwalk South Bank, Unnamed Road, London 4.8 13
Street Art Skaterpark 337-338 Belvedere Road, London N/A N/A
National Theatre garden terrace South Bank, National Theatre, London N/A N/A
The Diamond Jubilee Penny Maze Henrietta Street, London 5 1
Southbank (River Thames South) Walkpath. Unnamed Road, London 4.8 18
Victoria Embankment Gardens Villiers Street, London 4.6 2523
Diamond Jubilee Garden St Pauls Church, Bedford Street, London 4.4 12
BIG 7 7 Bell Yard, London N/A N/A

Restaurants

Mortlake has a range of different places to eat. From Chinese, Indian or Italian ones, your area is vibrant with life and if you are a foodie you will surely find what you are looking for here.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Papa Johns Pizza 310 Upper Richmond Road West, London 4.3 103
The Brown Dog 28 Cross Street, London 4.3 340
Rick Stein, Barnes Tideway Yard, 125 Mortlake High Street, London 4.3 1344
Orange Pekoe 3 White Hart Lane, London 4.3 359
Pizza Go Go Sheen 378 Upper Richmond Road West, London 4.3 174
Selsea Fish & Lobster Co Ltd Parkway House, Sheen Lane, London 4.3 1
Tiffin Box 38 Sheen Lane, London 4.3 N/A
Asiatique Thai – East Sheen 201 Upper Richmond Road West, London 4.3 126
Annapurna Nepalese Restaurant 199 Upper Richmond Road West, London 4.3 151
La Plata Steakhouse 109 Sheen Lane, London 4.3 518
Cafe Al Fresco 459a Upper Richmond Road West, London 4.3 38
Mamma Mia 459 Upper Richmond Road West, London 4.3 114
Lal Bagh Indian Restaurant, East Sheen 374 Upper Richmond Road West, London 4.3 86
The Ship 10 Thames Bank, London 4.3 796
Kurk Grill Bar 501 Upper Richmond Road West, London 4.3 107
Domino’s Pizza – London – East Sheen 188 Upper Richmond Road West, London 4.3 141
Basilico East Sheen 178 Upper Richmond Road West, London 4.3 188
Valentina Italian Restaurant, Bar & Kitchen – East Sheen 210 Upper Richmond Road West, London 4.3 358
Pizza Express 305 Upper Richmond Road West, London 4.3 258
The Tapestry Tapas Bar 1 Lower Richmond Road, London 4.3 480

What are the range of supermarkets like?

Out of all the other services in Mortlake, supermarkets are arguably some of the most important. Take a look at the table below that tells you where the nearest supermarkets are so you can do your shppping conveniently. It would be a shame to move somewhere new and not realise some of your favourite stores aren’t nearby in Mortlake.

We weren’t able to find any supermarket in this area. If we were wrong, tell us in the comments the name and address of your local supermarket or grocery store. We’ll amend this page

Gyms and leisure centre in the area of Mortlake

In Mortlake, using the public parks is not for everyone. Finding out if you are able to attend a local gym or leisure centre nearby may be a good idea if you are trying to move to the area perhaps for permanent residency.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The Little Gym Chiswick University of Westminster Sports Ground, Hartington Road, London 4.3 99
Virgin Active Dukes Meadows, Riverside Drive, London 4.3 235
Roko Health Club Chiswick Bridge Chiswick Sports Ground, Hartington Road, Chiswick, London 4.3 115
YogaHub 50 Sheen Lane, London 4.3 28
The Outdoor Fitness Collective 3 Little St Leonards, London 4.3 N/A
Physio on the River The Old Ticket, Barnes Railway Bridge, The Terrace, London 4.3 30
Yoga and Pilates Studios at Roko Chiswick Bridge Chiswick Sports Ground, Hartington Road, Chiswick 4.3 N/A
Shene Sports & Fitness Centre Park Ave, London 4.3 41
Pilates East Sheen, with Yoga The Garage Studio, 55 Sheen Lane, London 4.3 20
The Cabin Gym 75-77 White Hart Lane, London 4.3 20
Quintin Boat Club The University Boathouse, Quintin Lane, London 4.3 36
Mortlake Hall Mortlake Hall, 30 Mullins Path, London 4.3 6
Bodies Under Construction Physio & Pilates – Chiswick Riverside Health Club, Dukes Meadows, The Promenade, Chiswick, London 4.3 11
Powerstation Youth Centre The Old Power Station, 121 Mortlake High Street, London 4.3 8
Ever Pilates 20 Mortlake High Street, London 4.3 4
Iyengar yoga at Garage Studio Garage Studio, 55 Sheen Lane, London 4.3 N/A
PureGym London East Sheen 172-176 Upper Richmond Road West, London 4.3 169
M Training Club 172-176 Upper Richmond Road West, London 4.3 N/A
Evolution Fitness Studio 40 Sheen Lane, London 4.3 72
Skieasy Ski and Snowboard Centre Dukes Meadows Golf and Tennis, Dan Mason Drive, London 4.3 31

Museums & Galleries in the area

Art helps discover an area’s culture. Galleries and museums are great weekend enjoyment and you can find where all the fun is happening by checking out the museum and galleries table for Mortlake below.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Tumba de Manuel Chaves Nogales Richmond N/A N/A

The amenities you might need in Mortlake

Below is a list of the places you may want to check out if the area of Mortlake. This can really help you out when you are moving to an area or neighbourhood.

Tube & Train stations within the region of Mortlake

Having to walk more than 10 to 15 min to reach public transportation is usually considered as a downside when considering a property to live in. To simplify this, we curated the list of train and tube station of Mortlake to help you find what would be the best location for you to move in. There are 2 train or tube stations within the Mortlake area. Here are the main ones

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Mortlake United Kingdom 4 42
Barnes Bridge The Terrace, London 4.3 32

In Mortlake, what schools are nearby?

Having an educational institution close by is a great perk when moving. See the list below of schools located in the Mortlake vicinity and how they relate to property prices.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Tideway Scullers School Dan Mason Drive, Dukes Meadow, Chiswick 5 16
Roko Health Club Chiswick Bridge Chiswick Sports Ground, Hartington Road, Chiswick, London 3.3 115
Talkshop – English Language Training Parkway House, 206 Sheen Lane, London N/A N/A
Working Mums Daycare & Pre-School 284 Upper Richmond Road West, London 5 12
The Richmond Dutch School Mortlake, st mary magdalen N/A N/A
Pictologue Mortlake Hall, 30 Mullins Path, London N/A N/A
Thomson House School – Upper school Vernon Road, London N/A N/A
Kumon Maths & English thomson house school, Upper School, Vernon Road, London 4.9 16
Viva Viola Music Lessons East Sheen Avenue, London N/A N/A
Working Mums Daycare and Pre-School The former Mortlake Green School, 69 Lower Richmond Road, London 5 1
PLAY Music Makers (East Sheen) – Music Classes, Piano, Violin, Singing Lessons 6 Park Avenue, London N/A N/A
New Spring Nursery School All saints church hall, London 5 1
Richmond Park Academy Park Avenue, London 3.9 41
Shene School 1 Sunbury Avenue, London N/A N/A
Top of the Class Nursery 332 Upper Richmond Road West, London 2.8 8
East Sheen Primary School Upper Richmond Road West, London 4.3 11
St. Mary Magdalen’s Catholic Primary School Mortlake Worple Street, London 4.5 14
Barnes Primary School Cross Street, London 4.9 7
Mortlake Hall Mortlake Hall, 30 Mullins Path, London 3.8 6
Tower House School 188 Sheen Lane, London 4.2 11

Are there many post offices in the region of Mortlake?

Looking for convenient parcel handling? Having a nearby post office is the optimal solution. Beyond standard postal services, the post offices in Mortlake can be found by checking out the table below.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Royal Mail Mortlake & Barnes Delivery Office 2-12 Mortlake High Street, London 2.2 31
East Sheen Post Office 234 Upper Richmond Road West, London 2.8 36

Health amenities that are in Mortlake

Mortlake has 3 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Sheen Therapy Centre 334 Upper Richmond Road West, London 5 75
Barnes Hospital South Worple Way, London 3 10
Menopause Care – Barnes 10 White Hart Lane, London 5 42

Other nearby neighbourhoods

Whenever you’re not sure about if you want to move into an area for sure, making sure that you have considered your other options is important to confirm a decision or perhaps sway you in another direction. Find some other nearby regions to help you make a decision about Mortlake.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Roehampton University See the guide here
East Sheen See the guide here
Kew See the guide here
Barnes See the guide here
Grove Park See the guide here
Castelnau See the guide here
Brentford See the guide here
Chiswick See the guide here
Turnham Green See the guide here
Gunnersbury See the guide here
Roehampton University See the guide here
East Sheen See the guide here
Kew See the guide here
Barnes See the guide here
Grove Park See the guide here
Castelnau See the guide here
Brentford See the guide here
Chiswick See the guide here
Turnham Green See the guide here
Gunnersbury See the guide here

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