Situated on south west London, and often referred to as London’s most attractive borough, Richmond has been a favourite retreat of royalty, the rich and the famous for years.
The River Thames runs through the heart of the Richmond borough for 21 miles linking Hampton Court Palace, Teddington Lock, Richmond town centre and Kew Gardens with central London. Travelling by river is a great way to see many of the attractions in the area from a different perspective, including Marble Hill House, Ham House and Hampton Court Palace.
If you fancy a spot of shopping, there are many independent and unusual retailers within the villages that make up the Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Richmond is also home to lots of pubs and bars scattered throughout the town centre, along the river and up the hill, with enough variety to cater to most tastes. One of the oldest is The Cricketer's, which has been serving beer since 1770.
For those looking to be a little more active and sporty, there just aren’t enough hours in the day to be able to take part in all the sport and leisure activities on offer in Richmond upon Thames! The borough is home to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, which is one of London’s four World Heritage sites. Richmond Park is one of Europe's largest parks. The 17th-century Ham House , Kew Gardens' botanic glory and Palladian Marble Hill House are all excellent reasons to venture beyond the centre of town.