More commonly known as 'East Sheen'
, it's earliest mentioning is in AD950 as 'Sceon'
, which means 'Shed'
and was desginated separately from the neighboring Shene
. The tranquil, residential suburb is located to the south of Mortlake
, and has a number of parks and open spaces. Among these are the splendid Richmond Park
, which can be accessed by Sheen Gate. There are also two commons that lead into the park: Palewell Common, which has a number of activities and sporting grounds, and Sheen Common, which is a National Trust Property that also has sporting grounds, but also woodland used to encourage natural wildlife.
Sheen has a good number of shops in the area and is in good proximity to the neighbouring town of Richmond
, and villages such as Kew
. There are also a lively programme of events that take place at the Sheen Lane Centre, and a number of easily accessible heritage and cultural attractions.