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Escape the city in this beautiful riverside town

"There's no better place on a summer's evening than the riverside at Richmond."

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 locals go?

William Curley

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

Roebuck

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

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.

Whole Foods Market

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

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.

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!

The White Swan

Amazing food, a great atmosphere and a lovely riverside location. It's very popular, so make sure you book ahead.

The Cricketers

Watch the cricket at The Cricketers pub overlooking Richmond Green.

Real Ale

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

Beirut Street Kitchen

The most amazing Lebanese wraps made to order. Lovely coffee too!

Portofino

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

Knot

Just inside Richmond Station, the smell of Knot's delicious pretzels wafts around the entrance enticing you in!

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!

No 1 Duke Street

A great independent addition to Richmond's eating and drinking scene. Be that for a relaxed brunch (and bellini!), a lazy coffee on a sofa, a pre-theatre meal or a lively night out.

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 Syon

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

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Child-friendly activities near Richmond

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

Tiny Tunes - St Margarets

All Souls 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

Tiny Tunes

Isleworth Library
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

Snakes & Ladders

Snakes & Ladders
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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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