1 hour in Richmond

Richmond's beautiful riverside and the tranquil Iconic Vew from the top of Richmond Hill will cater for all tastes - from playful lively children to those who prefer some peace and quiet.

This itinerary is suitable for any time of the day although we have listed it here over lunch time.


Take a walk along Richmond Riverside and follow the signs to Terrace Gardens.

Walk through Terrace Gardens, which are famous for their seasonal bedding, shrubberies, rockery and rose garden, set amongst fine trees and sloping lawns.

Turn to your right at the top of the gardens and see the Iconic View on Richmond Hill, protected by an Act of Parliament since 1902.

Stop for a coffee and a bite to eat at Tide Tables on the Riverside or the Hollyhock Café in the Terrace Gardens.
Richmond Riverside

Richmond Riverside

An ideal place for a leisurely walk
Tide Tabels Cafe

Tide Tables

Located in a converted arch beneath Richmond Bridge, the cafe has a large garden with majestic plane trees and excellent views of the Thames.
terrace 1

Terrace Gardens

Terrace Gardens, located close to Richmond town centre, was originally formed from three separate eighteenth century estates and was opened as a public park in 1887.

Hollyhock Cafe

A perfect location for a peaceful break.

Details of Richmond RiversideRichmond Riverside

Richmond Riverside is famous for lazy summer evenings and great for catching a bit of sun during the day. Flanked by bars and restaurants, it provides an ideal place to lounge on the many seats and lawn stretches. The Grade I listed Richmond Bridge, which is the oldest surviving bridge on the Thames in London, adds to the charm of this magical stretch of the riverside. It is London making a countryside impression.

View key to symbolskeyDisabled toilets Picnic site Public toilets Children welcomeDisabled accessSmoking allowed


Richmond Council
Tel: 08456 122 660
Send this link to a friendemail a friend


Richmond Riverside

next to Richmond Bridge, Richmond, TW9

See location of Richmond Riverside on Google maps.See location on Google maps.     Map reference: TQ 177746
     Lat: 51.45823  Long: -0.30710
Richmond Riverside is about 15 minute walk away from Richmond Station. Turn left after leaving the station, walk down the Quadrant and George Street, pass the Old Ship pub and turn right into Water Lane, which will take you down to the river. Richmond Bridge, Terrace Gardens and Petersham Meadows are all to the left from here (Kingston direction), while walking right will take you towards Kew Gardens and Central London.

Public Transport : Richmond station