Richmond possesses a timeless charm more akin to a village than a town. Henry VII named Richmond after his favourite Earldom, Richmond in Yorkshire, and the gateway of his magnificent Palace, favoured by Elizabeth I, still remains.
The view of the Thames from the top of Richmond Hill, protected by an Act of Parliament since 1902, has been a source of inspiration for artists and poets throughout the years.
Events in Richmond
SHOPPING IN RICHMOND
Richmond shopping centre offers an enticing mix, bringing together top designer names with small specialist and antiques shops.
A lively cultural calendar offers the finest entertainment outside central London, with many West End shows previewing at Richmond Theatre and the exciting Orange Tree Theatre, with seating 'in the round'.