Our village, in existence since the 10th century is unique. Just 12 miles from Central London, in TFL Zone 6, it’s a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Nestled on the Thames, between Kingston upon Thames, Hampton Court and Esher; Thames Ditton has, unlike many other suburbs of outer London, resisted over development, retaining its historic, picturesque semi rural feel.
At the heart of the community is our High Street, just beyond the cricket pitch on Giggs Hill Green at one end, with the River Thames at the other. Here you’ll find a mix of centuries old housing plus specialist, independent shops including a delicatessen, greengrocers, supermarket, florist, silversmith, post office, antique shop, art gallery, bakery, hairdressers, cafes and more. The perfect destination to shop, relax and enjoy the company of friends and family. Keep up-to-date on what's happening on the High Street by checking out Twitter @TDHighStreet
Shop Plastic Free in TD
Thames Ditton High Street is bustling once more - Covid-19 hasn’t gone away, but our shops, eateries, pubs and businesses are open again with social distancing measures in place so locals and visitors can shop and enjoy the High Street safely.
Thames Ditton High Street’s anti single-use plastic shopping bag initiative – Thames Ditton Boomerang Bags - is also flourishing as our local sewing bees involved with the project have been busier than ever making shopping bags out of donated fabric to give free to our local independent shops – to give out free to customers instead of plastic bags.
Retailers and businesses in TD High Street now stocking TD Boomerang Bags include: Thames Food & Wine, Organic Nest, CycleLink, Lime Tree, Nice Buns, View Gallery & Gifts, the Secret Garden and 30 Antiques. The Ironing Board by Levesons at 33 High Street is also a stockist as well as being the donation point for people to give their unwanted materials, so they can be repurposed into Thames Ditton Boomerang Bags.
Thames Ditton High Street was the first High Steet in the UK to promote the Boomerang Bag anti single-use plastic initiative and It is estimated that every reusable Boomerang Bag will be used around 700 times throughout its lifetime. So far, the Thames Ditton sewing bees involved in the project have collectively made over 3,500 Boomerang Bags potentially eliminating 2 million, four hundred and fifty thousand single-use plastic bags!! For more info go to FaceBook @tdboomerangbags and Twitter @PlasticFreeTD