Teddington is a small suburban area in South West London, close to Richmond-On-Thames. It is also in close proximately of central London, making it an attractive living place. The town is mainly residential, but is also filled with streets of shops and offices all in the scenic view of Bushy Park. The offices contain a number of industries such as Direct Marketing and ICT. This is also the home to Tearfund, a Christian relief charity.
'Teddington' derives from the Old English tribal leader who was known as Todyngton. The town is named this due to Teddington Lock which is at the river at Ham and can be accessible through national footpaths. The lock is 650 feet, which is the longest in the entire of the River Thames.