Health on the High Street, a report published on Thursday by the Royal Society for Public Health, which ranks high streets across London, has ranked Teddington High Street within its top ten.
The high streets were rated by how many businesses they have which encourage healthy or unhealthy living, to give an overall score.
Their research looked at the health impact of a range of high street outlets – extending their 2015 analysis to include vape shops, convenience stores, off-licences, cafes, and empty shops – and used this measure to rank Britain’s major towns and cities by the impact of their high streets on the public’s health and wellbeing.
People living in areas with healthier high streets live longer than those surrounded by unhealthy shops.
The full top ten was as follows:
- Muswell Hill, Haringey
- Hornchurch, Havering
- Pinner, Harrow
- St John’s Wood, City of Westminster
- Temple Fortune, Barnet
- Hampstead, Camden
- Kingsbury, Brent/Harrow
- Whetstone, Barnet
- Teddington, Richmond
- Beckenham, Bromley
You can read the full report here.