VisitLocal in Richmond upon Thames

Richmond upon Thames has a wonderful array of historic houses and hidden gems for you to discover locally. Why not discover what is on your doorstep.

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Find out what's on offer in Richmond upon Thames

Richmond upon Thames is steeped in history and has been a favourite retreat of Royalty, painters, writers and musicians. Visit Kew Gardens, Ham House and Gardens, Kew Palace, Hampton Court Palace and Marble Hill House.

Richmond upon Thames boasts over 130 parks, commons and woodlands. It's home Richmond Park and Bushy Park were red and fallow deer roam free.

The borough has 260 public rights or way and five walking routes promoted with signs. These include The Thames Path National Trail, The Capital Ring The LOOP, The River Crane Walk and The Beverley Brook Walk.

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Richmond upon Thames has a wealth of hidden gems, include Strawberry Hill House and Gardens, Garrick's Temple to Shakespeare, York House Gardens, Kilmorey Mausoleum, Alexander Pope's Grotto and Turner's House.

Richmond upon Thames offers a wide variety of activities for the whole family. Enjoy swimming, sports and fitness centres and workshops. 

Richmond upon Thames is Home to England rugby, cricket, horse riding, golf courses, polo, sport centres, tennis courts, skate park Disability sports and inclusive activities (RISE).

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Richmond upon Thames boasts having 21 miles of the River Thames flowing through the borough. Not only does it have the longest stretch of the river, but it is the only riperian borough to be both north and south of the River Thames.

Art Galleries include Orleans House Gallery, The Riverside Gallery and The Landmark Arts Centre, all have a yearly programme of exhibitions and workshops.
Discover The National Archives (over 1000 years of history), Local Studies (from 1854 to present) and the The Royal British Legion Poppy Factory.

Blue Plaques are erected by the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission on buildings in Greater London associated with famous people. Click here for a full list of where to locate the plaques.

Richmond is 20 minutes from Waterloo Station, underground trains to London and overground trains to North and East London. Click here