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Teddington

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Teddington
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Administration
Borough:Richmond
County:Greater London
Region:Greater London
Nation:England
Other
Ceremonial County:Greater London
Traditional County:Middlesex
Post Office and Telephone
Post town:TEDDINGTON
Postcode:TW11
Dialling Code:020

Teddington is a place in London, England in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. The town is notable for Teddington Lock, which is the longest lock on the River Thames and marks the upstream limit of tides. The name 'Teddington' doesn't derive from 'Tide's End Town' (as claimed by Rudyard Kipling among others), but from an Old English tribal leader.

Teddington is also home to Bushy Park, the Teddington Studios (a digital widescreen television studio complex and one of the former homes of Thames Television), the National Physical Laboratory (the United Kingdom's national standards laboratory, where the first accurate atomic clock was built as well as the bouncing bomb during WWII), the Teddington Rugby Football Club, and the Teddington Hockey Club (the oldest hockey club of the world).

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Literature

  • John Sheaf, Ken Howe: Hampton and Teddington Past, Historical Publications, October 1995
  • K. Howe, M. Cherry: Twickenham, Teddington and Hampton (Britain in Old Photographs), Sutton Publishing, October 29, 1998
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