Escape the city bustle in Richmond-upon-Thames – a leafy suburb rich in history and culture. 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).
Food & Drink
After a day spent strolling the wide fields and scaling the panorama-giving hills, there is no limit to your choice of meal in the evening, from hearty fare to a light summer salad by the river:
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:
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: