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Explore Richmond

Escape the city bustle in Richmond-upon-Thames – a leafy suburb rich in history and culture, only 20 minutes from London Waterloo. Home to the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, this riverside borough boasts countless stately homes and acres of royal parkland (complete with herds of fallow deer).

With its countryside feel and stunning city views from the top of Richmond Hill, it’s no surprise that this majestic corner of London has attracted many familiar names, from painters and poets to kings and queens – with Henry VIII’s former home Hampton Court Palace just a short steamboat (or cycle) ride up the river.

From royal palaces and nature reserves to sports museums and film studios, you’ll find endless inspiration in Richmond. But what the locals love best is simply enjoying the riverside way of life – taking a riverboat cruise to central London, browsing quirky boutiques in historic cobbled alleyways, or sipping a glass of wine at one of the many excellent waterfront restaurants.

Days out

  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew
  • Richmond Park and nature reserve
  • Ham House and Gardens
  • London Wetland Centre
  • The World Rugby Museum and Twickenham Stadium
  • Twickenham Film Studios


  • Orleans House Gallery
  • Orange Tree Theatre
  • Richmond Theatre
  • Olympic Cinema

Food & Drink

  • The White Swan Pub
  • Petersham Nurseries
  • Richmond Hill Bakery
  • Bill’s (great for brunch)
  • The Bingham Restaurant


  • Shops on George Street
  • William Curley Chocolatier
  • Whole Foods Market


  • Literature Festival (November)
  • Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (July)
  • Royal Military School of Music concerts (July)
  • Farmers’ markets (throughout the year)

Getting Around

  • Tube: District and Overground
  • Richmond Train Station (20 mins from Waterloo)
  • Thames river cruises
  • Cycle paths and cycle hire
  • Riverside walking paths

Find a home in Richmond



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Clare’s large family home and garden offer a comfortable and stylish holiday in Twickenham. Her style and active lifestyle are reflected in the care she takes of her home. The modern living room is spacious and offers the perfect space to relax. Following through the hall into the kitchen and dining room, she has a […]
In : Richmond
Sleeps : 8



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This family home in Kew Gardens is both comfortable and spacious. The bright living room in pastel colours has sofas that are tidily sat around a coffee table and beyond is wooden dining table which is next to a top-to-bottom bookshelf. It flows into large kitchen with another dining table big enough to fit family […]
In : Richmond
Sleeps : 5



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Gemma’s beautiful family home is on one of the most picturesque and quiet streets in the heart of Richmond. Centrally located on the famous hill it is one of the finest areas in London and offers a fantastic place to stay while visiting the city. The house is a short walk from the river where […]
In : Richmond
Sleeps : 11

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