Welcome to Richmond, Surrey.

Welcome to London’s most attractive borough, which for hundreds of years has been a favourite retreat of Royalty, the rich and the famous. The River Thames runs through the heart of the borough for 21 miles linking Hampton Court Palace, Richmond town centre and Kew Gardens with central London. With beautiful Royal parks and historic houses, theatres, museums and galleries rich with exhibits and town centres bursting with shops and restaurants, Richmond upon Thames rivals anywhere in London.

Animals, Wildlife and Nature.......

  • River Thames

    Richmond, TW9
    Tel: 020 8940 9125

    London's rural Thames stretches from Hampton Court Palace to Chelsea Harbour. Within this span of 22.5 miles the river rolls out a dazzling string of world-famous attractions in a rural setting of vast parklands and sumptuous gardens.
  • Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

    Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB
    Tel: 020 8332 5655

    Explore the world's most beautiful collection of rare and exotic plants. Travel around the world by visiting the world's largest collection of rare and exotic plants. Explore different climates within the famous glasshouses.

Arts and Crafts .......

  • Pottery Cafe

    332 Richmond Road, Twickenham, TW1 2DU
    Tel: 020 8744 3000

    The Pottery Cafe was one of the first decorating studios in the country. Now you can decorate your own colourful hand made pottery in Twickenham.

Cinemas.......

  • Odeon Cinema
    (6 Red Lion Street, Richmond) www.odeon.co.uk 0871 224 4007
  • Odeon Cinema
    (72 Hill Street, Richmond) www.odeon.co.uk 0871 224 4007
  • Curzon Cinema
    (3 Water Lane, Richmond) 020 83320030

Galleries and Museums.......

  • Kew Bridge Steam Museum

    Green Dragon Lane, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 0EN
    Tel: 020 8568 4757

    Steam power comes alive at London's Kew Bridge Steam Museum. Built in the 19th century to supply Londoners with water, the museum is recognised as the most important historic site of the water industry in Britain.
  • Landmark Arts Centre

    Ferry Road, Teddington, TW11 9NN
    Tel: 020 8977 7558

    The Landmark Centre offers a year long cultural programme. Housed in a gothic style church.
  • Museum of Richmond

    Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1TP
    Tel: 020 8332 1141

    The Museum of Richmond is an independent museum and celebrates the heritage of Richmond, Ham, Petersham and Kew.
  • Twickenham Museum

    25 The Embankment, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 3 DU
    Tel: 020 8408 0070
  • Twickenham Rugby Museum & Stadium

    Rugby Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 1DZ
    Tel: 0870 405 2001

    Why is there a dagger in England's dressing room? What is the connection between a bird of prey and Twickenham's stands? You will find the answers and many intriguing secrets when you take a tour behind the scenes at the rugby stadium.
  • Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum

    Museum Building, The All England Lawn Tennis &, Croquet Club, Church Rd, Wimbledon, London, SW19 5AE
    Tel: 020 8946 6131

    The brand new Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum is now open to the public. Highlights of the museum include the Championship Trophies, a 200° cinema screen and a 'walk-through' of the men's dressing room as it was in the 1980s, with John McEnroe.

Gardens, Parks and Open Spaces.......

  • Bushy Park

    Park Road, Teddington, TW12 2EJ
    Tel: 020 8979 1586

    One of London's Royal Parks containing the Chestnut Avenue, the Diana Fountain, a millennium wood and herds for red and fallow deer.
  • Crane Park

    Island Nature Reserve, Ellerman Avenue, Whitton, TW2 6AA
    Tel: 020 8755 2339

    Following the meandering bends of the River Crane, this delightful park is a hotbed of wildlife. The riverbanks are home to a thriving colony of Marsh Frogs and the very rare Water Vole.
  • Home Park

    Hampton Court Road, Hampton, TW12 2EJ
    Tel: 0844 482 7777

    The park contains a herd of 270 deer, a golf course founded in the 19th century and an oak tree from the original park, which is probably over 1,000 years old.
  • Pen Ponds and Spankers Hill

    Park Office, Holly Lodge, Richmond Park, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU
    Tel: 020 8948 3209

    A selected 3.2km (2 miles) walking route, in the heart of historic Richmond Park which was enclosed as a deer park by Charles 1 in 1637.
  • Richmond Park

    Petersham Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 5HS
    Tel: 020 8948 3209

    2,500 acre park enclosed in 1637 by King Charles I. Large herds of fallow and red deer wander freely. Designated a National Nature Reserve in 2000.

Historic Houses, Palaces and Sites.......

  • Chiswick House

    Burlington Lane, London, W4 2RP
    Tel: 020 8995 0508

    Chiswick House is one of the most glorious examples of 18th-century British architecture. The third Earl of Burlington (1694-1753), who designed this elegant Classical villa, drew inspiration from his'grand tours'of Italy.
  • Garrick's Temple to Shakespeare

    Hampton Court Road, Hampton, TW12 2EN
    Tel: 020 8831 6000

    Set in an C18th pleasure garden contains a replica statue and exhibition celebrating the life of actor David Garrick who commissioned the Temple.
  • Hampton Court Palace

    East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU
    Tel: 0870 752 7777

    Hampton Court Palace provides 500 years of royal history the state apartments, 60 acres of riverside gardens and the world famous maze
  • Kew Palace

    Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB
    Tel: 020 8332 5655

    Kew Palace is the smallest and most intimate of the royal palaces
  • Kilmorey Mausoleum

    St Margarets Road, St Margarets, Twickenham, TW1
    Tel: 020 8891 5455

    Kilmorey Mausoleum is a Grade II listed building with exotic origins and a colourful history
  • Osterley Park

    Osterley Park, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 4RB
    Tel: 01494 755566

    This spectacular mansion and its surrounding gardens, park and farmland, is one of London's best kept secrets. Designed in 1761 by Robert Adam, the leading architect and interior designer of his day, the interiors of the House dazzle.
  • Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

    Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB
    Tel: 020 8332 5655

    Explore the world's most beautiful collection of rare and exotic plants. Travel around the world by visiting the world's largest collection of rare and exotic plants. Explore different climates within the famous glasshouses
  • Royal British Legion Poppy Factory

    20 Petersham Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 6UR
    Tel: 020 8940 3305

    Each year 32 million Remembrance poppies and 80,000 wreaths are made at the Poppy Factory. Visitors are welcomed and pre-arranged tours can be taken of the Poppy Factory
  • Royal Star and Garter Home

    Richmond Hill, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 6RR
    Tel: 020 8439 8000

    The Royal Star and Garter Home is of historical and architectural interest. Founded in 1912 to provide care ex-service men and women.
  • Sir Richard Burton's Tomb

    Mary Magdalene RC Church Cemetery, North Walpole Way, Mortlake, London, SE14
    Tel: 020 8876 1326
  • Strawberry Hill House

    St Mary's College, Waldegrave Road, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, TW1 4SX
    Tel: 020 8240 4044

    This sinister Gothic castle is an exotic concoction of mysterious turrets, gilded ceilings and dazzling stained glass windows. Starting life as an unassuming cottage in Twickenham, Strawberry Hill House was bought by Horace Walpole in 1749
  • Syon House and Park

    Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 8JF
    Tel: 020 8560 0881

    Syon House was started by Lord Protector Somerset on 1547 and is built on the site of a medieval abbey, first excavated by "Time Team". There have been gardens at Syon since the 15th Century
  • The Original Maids of Honour

    288 Kew Road, Kew Gardens, Surrey, TW9 3DU, TW9 3DU
    Tel: 020 8940 2752

    The Maid of Honour cake has been part of Richmond history for nearly 300 years

Performing Arts Venues.......

  • Orange Tree Theatre

    1 Clarence Street, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 2SA
    Tel: 020 8940 3633
    London's only permanent theatre in the round with a special atmosphere in small and intimate venue. Online booking available.
  • Puppet Theatre Barge

    Buccleuch Gardens, Petersham Road, Moored upstream from Richmond Bridge, SW
    Tel: 020 7249 6876
    The Puppet Theatre Barge, which opened in 1982, is unique. Described as one of London's more elusive treasures, it is an established 55-seat theatre with comfortable seating and all modern facilities, fully heated in the winter.
  • Richmond Theatre

    The Green, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1QJ
    Tel: 0844 871 7627
    Richmond Theatre was built in 1899 by the famous theatre architect, Frank Matcham

Recording Studio.......

  • Purple Fish Audio - www.purplefishaudio.com
    T: 020 3384 3103 E: info@purplefishaudio.com
    Specializing in cost effective studio hire and voice demo production.