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Escape the city in this beautiful riverside town

"There's so much to see and do at Kew's Royal Botanic Gardens, from tours, to food festivals, to the beautiful greenhouses..."

Tim Perks

"This is my favourite view of Richmond Bridge and riverside!"

Tim Perks

"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

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Where do Richmond locals go?

Sporting Feet

A specialist sports equipment shop for the serious sportsman. It specialises in custom-made footwear to fit your choice of sport perfectly.

Real Ale

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

Portofino

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

Richmond Hill Bakery

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

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!

Stein's

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

The Richmond Hill Hotel

The afternoon tea at the Richmond Hill Hotel is great on Sundays at only £24.95.

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.

Roebuck

A stunning view from Richmond Hill at the Roebuck. It used to be Mick Jagger's local!

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.

William Curley

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

Petersham Nurseries

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

The Dysart

A beautiful restaurant/pub opposite Richmond Park with a lovely patio garden at the front.

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!

The Old Ship

A beautiful old-fashioned pub that backs onto the Thames, right next door to Richmond Green. For a nice glass of wine in Richmond, you probably couldn't get much better. Really good ales if you're into that kind of thing.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Richmond, North Sheen, St Margarets, Old Isleworth, Twickenham, Brentford, East Sheen, Kew, Mortlake and Ham

What do you love about Richmond?

Why do you find Richmond a great place to live?

Melissa

"The perfect mix of country land city life. What's not to love!"

January 2015

Charlie

"What isn't there to love about Richmond? Spending a bit of time in Richmond Park you can get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and feel like your in the countryside for a while, but ten minutes later you can be back on the high street with its mix of big brands and independent shops. During the day you have a multitude of cafes for coffee and lunch which on nice days can be taken down the the gorgeous riverside ... more

January 2015

Local resident

"The river, the pubs, the bars, the people!"

May 2011

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"During the 1700s, William Byrd II of Westover came to live in London. Upon his return to Virginia, he established the town of Richmond, naming it after Richmond, London after noting the similarity in their landscapes."

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  1. About Richmond

    Richmond is a suburban town in southwest London, England and part of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. It is located 8.2 miles (13.2 km) west-southwest of Charing Cross and is one of thirty-five major centres identified in the London Plan. The formation and naming of the town are due to the building of Richmond Palace early in the 16th century and the development of Richmond as a London suburb began with the opening of the railway station in 1846. The civil parish of Richmond became a municipal borough in 1890, which was enlarged in 1933; it has formed part of Greater London since 1965. Located on a meander of the River Thames, Richmond now forms a significant local commercial centre with a number of parks and open spaces and has a developed retail and night-time economy.

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