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Discover London's most attractive borough

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  1. The biggest day in military sport returns to Twickenham on 4 May 2024, in one of the fiercest rivalries in the history of rugby. The Senior Men's and Senior Women's teams from the British Army and Royal Navy go head-to-head for the right to lift The Babcock Trophy. With tickets starting at just £10 for juniors and £25 for adults it is a great way to start your May bank holiday, and you'll never heard the national anthem as loud!
    1. 4 May 2024
  2. Mayors Fish and Chip Cruise
    Join the Mayor of Richmond for a scenic cruise aboard the New Southern Belle along the Thames. Tickets are just £35 and this includes a Fish and Chip supper and a complimentary drink on arrival. The cruise will board at St Helena Pier, Richmond at 12pm ( boat leaves promptly at 12:30pm) and will return at 4pm.
    1. 24 Apr 2024
  3. Two women admiring the Tulip planting in Clock Court, Hampton Court Palace
    Be astonished as over 100,000 tulip bulbs erupt in colour in one of the UK's biggest display of planted tulips. Celebrate the start of spring with a visit to Hampton Court Palace, as our tulips emerge to herald warmer days to come. Relax in 60 acres of colourful royal gardens as you immerse yourself in Henry VIII's famous grounds with friends and loved ones. This year, the palace and gardens will be open seven days a week during the Tulip Festival. Stroll through the courtyards and admire the blooming display pouring out of our Tudor wine fountain, wander through the gardens to see the floating tulip vases, and see our rare, historic and specialist varieties inspired by Mary II's famous 17th century collection.
    1. 8 Apr 202429 Apr 2024
  4. Marc Quinn Kew
    Explore a brand new exhibition from leading contemporary artist Marc Quinn at Kew Gardens this spring and summer.
    1. 4 May 202429 Sep 2024
  5. Arts Richmond Picnic
    Returning by popular demand, this year's picnic promises to be one of our best with a wonderful speaker, live entertainment and super raffle prizes. The celebrated composer, Roxanna Panufnik, will be talking about her Coronation commission, 'Sanctus', sharing with us her inspiration and creative process. Bring your friends and your best picnic and enjoy a very special afternoon together!
    1. 12 May 2024
  6. Bing's Nature Explorers
    Learn all about wetland nature and wildlife with a little help from Bing and his friends. Join Bing and Flop to become a Nature Explorer with activity trails, storytelling, character appearances and much more.
    1. 23 Mar 20242 Jun 2024
  7. Poster for Peppa Pig's Fun Day Out. Peppa and George jump for joy on a beach. Animals are featured over the poster, and next to George is a bucket and
    Peppa Pig is back in her oinktastic brand new live show, Fun Day Out! Join Peppa, along with her family and friends as they go to the zoo and also the beach for a special party- it's going to be an exciting and fun packed day. Prepare to sing and dance with colourful scarecrows, feed the penguins, build big sandcastles, and even swim in the sea! Packed full of songs, dance and muddy puddles, Peppa's Fun Day Out guarantees giggles and snorts for all Peppa fans, and a perfect introduction to theatre.
    1. 20 Apr 202421 Apr 2024
  8. Awful Auntie
    Following their acclaimed productions of Gangsta Granny, Billionaire Boy and Demon Dentist, Birmingham Stage Company are proud to present a fabulous new production of David Walliams' amazing adventure story, featuring a very large owl, a very small ghost and a very awful Auntie! When Stella sets off to visit London with her parents, she has no idea her life is in danger! When Stella wakes up three months later, only her Aunt Alberta can tell her what has happened. But not everything Alberta tells her turns out to be true and Stella quickly discovers she's in for the fight of her life against her very own awful Auntie!
    1. 9 May 202412 May 2024
  9. front cover of the Visit Richmond 2023 visitor guide

Highlighted Attractions

WWT from above

The London Wetland Centre is a 105 acre wildlife haven with scenic walkways set amongst the lakes,…

Eel Pie Island Museum

Celebrating all that has made this little Thames island so famous - from it's working boatyards to…

Marble Hill New Picture 1

Enjoy a day out at the freshly conserved Marble Hill. This beautiful Georgian villa stands in 66…

Ham House Exterior

One of London’s best kept secrets, this atmospheric Stuart mansion nestles on the banks of leafy…

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Greek Cook & Grill, revives the sharing culinary tradition of Greece.

Petersham Exterior

The Petersham is a stunning privately owned 4-star hotel, proudly overlooking the River Thames and…

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Small, independently-owned, dog friendly spot, with homely & welcoming service. Megan's menu &…

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Independent Italian restaurant located in Teddington.

Front shot of The Botanist Kew

Just steps away from the gates of glorious Kew Gardens, The Botanist is a gem amongst London’s…

Ballaro Interior

Ballarò is an Italian restaurant specialized in Sicilian cuisine.

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