For centuries, Richmond, just 15 minutes from Waterloo Station, has been a centre of fashion and the arts, as well as home to several of Britain’s monarchs.
Richmond upon Thames, one of London’s most attractive boroughs is steeped in history and has been a favourite royal retreat for hundreds of years. It lies 15 miles southwest of central London, yet a fast train from London Waterloo takes just 15 minutes.
The River Thames runs through the heart of the borough linking Hampton Court Palace, Richmond town centre and Kew Gardens with central London. Beautiful Royal parks and historic houses, theatres, museums and galleries combine to create an exclusive enclave sought-after by families, young professionals and affluent downsizing couples.
The centrepiece of the town, the Green, remains virtually unchanged since Tudor times and is surrounded by an impressive display of listed architecture and a selection of terrace cafes overlooking the river. The High Street provides a wonderful combination of designer, high street and independent outlets, along with the more traditional cobbled side streets where boutiques, cafes and delicatessens offer something a little out of the ordinary.
Richmond also has some of the finest schools in the country, including King’s House, the Old Vicarage, The Vineyard, Marshgate Primary School and St Elizabeth’s Roman Catholic School. An international German school is located in nearby Petersham.
Richmond’s top five features:
- Elegant, historical architecture and one of the capital’s most beautiful shopping areas
- Easy access to family-friendly open spaces. Richmond Park offers 2,500 acres of beautiful, leafy parkland including a deerpark. The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew and the National Trust’s Ham House are also close by
- The River Thames is at the heart of Richmond’s beautiful setting and towpaths provide delightful walking and cycle paths for many miles in both directions
- Richmond Theatre hosts many national touring productions which regularly transfer to the West End, and the Orange Tree Theatre is a well-respected alternative venue.
- The borough of Richmond upon Thames has 260 public rights of way and five signed walking routes. There are bridleways for horse-riders, gyms and healthclubs, swimming pools and plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors
Richmond Station provides fast access to central London via mainline trains to Waterloo and underground services via the District line.
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