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Richmond crowned as one of UK’s happiest places to live

London’s happiest place to live has been revealed. And for the fifth year on the spin, Richmond-upon-Thames tops the list of the capital’s happiest places.

Rightmove’s Happy at Home Index asks 22,000 homeowners across the UK to rate the place where they live.

There’s a national index and a specific one for London.

Top for sports facilities

As the home to England’s national rugby stadium of Twickenham, Richmond naturally came top of the index for its top-class sports facilities.

Kingston upon Thames and Kensington & Chelsea were the next boroughs to feature in the happiest places to live list.

Fourth and fifth spots go to Camden and Wandsworth, respectively, with Bromley and Hackney also placing in the top 10.

Hexham claims national title

In the national index, Hexham in Northumberland takes the No.1 spot with Richmond placed third.

Richmond’s placing is the first time a London borough has made the top 10 of happiest places to live in the UK.

Those taking part in the polling are asked about 12 specific factors that make their place a happy spot to live. These include a sense of belonging, cultural scene and green space.

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