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Richmond Hill Bakery

Richmond Hill Bakery

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

Real Ale

Real Ale

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

The Richmond Hill Hotel

The Richmond Hill Hotel

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

Cook & Garcia

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!

Bill's

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!

The White Swan

The White Swan

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

A Cena

A Cena

A delicious local Italian restaurant near Richmond Bridge.

Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods Market

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

Alianti

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.

No 1 Duke Street

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.

Knot

Knot

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

William Curley

William Curley

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

Richmond Green

Richmond Green

The perfect spot for a picnic in the heart of Richmond. Pick up your tasty treats on the way from the shops around the corner...

The Old Ship

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.

Stein's

Stein's

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

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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

"In 1596, Sir John Harington unveiled his amazing flushing loo! As a gift to Queen Elizabeth, he had one installed in Richmond Palace, but Her Majesty declined to use it owing to the sound it made!"

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

Ivanka Modesteva-Gyurova

This is my favourite view of Richmond Bridge and riverside!

Christopher Howard

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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What locals say about Richmond

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

  2. 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 or over to the expansive green. For you evenings there's a plethora of pubs, bars and restaurants with many putting on live music, quizzes and other entertainment. For a slightly more cultured evening you have two theatres to choose from, one standard theatre and one in the round. For film fans there isn't just one cinema but three including one art house cinema with a diverse selection of small homegrown titles and international films. The transport links can take you into central within an hour and those who drive can be in the country in the same amount of time. To be honest, I can not think of anywhere better to live.

  3. The river, the pubs, the bars, the people!

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Child-friendly activities near Richmond

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

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

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.

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

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

West Middlesex University Hospital - Queen Mary Maternity Unit

Gumley House Convent School
We provide NHS maternity services to Hounslow and Richmond Upon Thames working closely with local GPs and community midwives. Our maternity unit is equipped with a natural birth centre and delivery theatres in a relaxed and modern environment close to the main hospital. There is a full range of specialist care available at the main hospital should any need arise including a Special Care Baby Unit with expert medical staff. Our maternity unit is nationally recognised for providing excellent support and services: *We are the first maternity unit in London to be awarded Stage 3 (highest level) Baby Friendly accreditation from UNICEF. *We have been awarded CNST Level 3 (highest level) for the quality and safety of our maternity healthcare. Take a look at our website and online video tour to find out more about our unit. Our friendly team would love the opportunity to chat to you and offer advice if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Please get in touch on the contact details provided here. Website

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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