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Richmond and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Richmond and surrounding areas

"There is some amazing scenery in Richmond, it's hard to believe that you can be in central London in only 20 minutes."

Ivanka Modesteva-Gyurova

"Just a short walk from Richmond town centre, Petersham Meadows are a tranquil spot for dog walking along the Thames."

Christian Jason

"Ham House and Garden stand proud on the banks of the Thames. You can catch the foot ferry across from Twickenham and Marble Hill Park."

Leanna Sharman

What is your favourite place?

Where do Richmond and surrounding areas locals go?

Urban Diner

A traditional American themed dinner with chilli fries to die for. Situated nice and close to the Thames, so you can go for a nice stroll afterwards to walk off all that food!

Real Ale

A multi award-winning independent beer shop, actively supporting British micro-breweries. A liquid delicatessen!

William Curley

Award-winning chocolatier with the most addictive array of chocolates. Go on a cold winter's day and order the hot chocolate!

So Bar

A really cool little bar on Richmond Green with a really relaxed and friendly vibe. Waiter service by friendly staff and it's open pretty late on weekends.

Portofino

Amazing breakfasts and really friendly staff! They also serve delicious pizzas with thin bases, which come with a free soup at lunchtime.

Richmond Theatre

As well as its beautiful architectural style, Richmond Theatre puts on some great performances, from fantastic theatre groups to world famous music artists, all year round.

Alianti

A great little Italian cafe specialising in delicious sandwiches, paninis and pastries. Great coffee too. Perfect for a quick bite at lunch with a friendly smile.

Cook & Garcia

Quick lunchtime food to eat in or takeaway. The slow roasted chicken wrap seasoned with fresh salads and homemade chutney is a great choice!

Whole Foods Market

A welcome addition to Richmond's food scene, offering a mouth-watering array of fresh food.

Richmond Hill Bakery

Fantastic cakes and coffee. Snap up a table on the pavement in summer and watch the world go by.

Petersham Nurseries

This acclaimed garden centre offers the most amazing and tranquil experience to eat, shop and explore.

Stein's

Bavarian sausage and beer in a picturesque setting overlooking the Thames. A great place to meet friends in the summer months...

A Cena

A delicious local Italian restaurant near Richmond Bridge.

Le Salon Privè

A charming French restaurant serving a lovely steak!

Bill's

Breakfast, lunch and dinner, Bill's always delivers on service and tasty, freshly cooked food. The Bill's breakfast comes highly recommended for those with healthy appetites!

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"Richmond is positioned along the longest single stretch of the Thames in London."

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Richmond Bumps and Babies

Grena Road Day Nursery
Every Monday Friendly drop-in group offering prenatal and postnatal support to parents every Monday (except bank holidays) to give you the opportunity to make friends and get some support if you need it. All local parents are welcome to join us whether you have a bump or a baby.

NCT Richmond Bumps and Babies

Grena Road Day Nursery
Every Monday Friendly drop-in group offering prenatal and postnatal support to parents every Monday (except bank holidays) to give you the opportunity to make friends and get some support if you need it. All local parents are welcome to join us whether you have a bump or a baby. Website

Tiny Tunes

The Vineyard Church
Tiny Tunes provide 3 months - 5 years pay as you go Music and Dance Classes, Nursery Sessions and Parties in London, Middlesex, Surrey & Berkshire . Hide under a parachute, wave the pom poms, meet Mr Tiny, shake the maracas, dance with bubbles and sing along! As well as the all time favourite rhymes and songs, Tiny Tunes gets the little ones dancing to some of the well known pop classics! Price: £5 per child ( £2.50 Siblings) Pay as you go so you just turn up! Website

Ole Kids

St Stephen’s church
Old Kids offer weekly classes around London to children from 6 months to 4 years old. The classes run for one hour and have been planned to include singing, dancing, arts and crafts, music and story telling time. The Olé Kids curriculum was developed through years of observing children and what they like doing at different stages cognitively, emotionally and physically. They picked out the best elements of children's classes and coupled it with our knowledge, research, tons of love and respect for children and our endless passion for creating a Spanish speaking community. Website

Snakes & Ladders

Snakes & Ladders
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Storytime

Roehampton Library
Storytime is half an hour of songs stories and rhymes. This session is for parents/carers and their children aged 2-4 years. Storytime is a chance to: make friends and socialise, listen to popular stories that will help your child learn, and help develop your child's imagination. There is no need to book just turn up. Please note these sessions are for members of Wandsworth libraries only. If you would like to join the library you will need to complete a library application form and provide a proof of identity and address. You will then be given a library membership card which will allow you to borrow items and attend this type of session. Website

Baby Bop

Kitson Hall
Baby Bop is an exciting new dance class for pre school boys and girls and their parent or carer. We look at many styles of dance from Broadway and Tap to Disco and Latin, and to make our classes fun for both and child we only play the coolest music in town. Baby Bopper's will bebop-a-lula down to soul, jazz, rhythm and blues, 70's Disco and some good old rock n roll. Website
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