Richmond is where you’ll find the largest royal park in London. Richmond Park is 2,500 acres of grassland, ancient woodland and wide open space, home to lush greenery and herds of deer. It’s a rural oasis in Zone 4. And it’s all just a few miles from manicured Kew Gardens, too. Once your lungs are full of the fresh stuff, Richmond’s pretty riverfront is a good place to head. There are walking routes and watery activities here, as well as great bars, pubs and restaurants that spill outside when the sun shines.
For those who prefer indoor pursuits, Richmond Theatre often features shows that will either go on to the West End, or West End shows that are going on to tour the country. Plus the area has more than its fair share of historic houses, galleries and great shops, too. Let us show you around.
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The beautiful view from this Richmond boozer are one of its real draws - you're a fair hike up Richmond Hill, so rural Petersham and a long stretch of the Thames provide the panorama. The only bad bit? The occasional passing plane puncturing the idyll. It's mostly about the booze here with the food menu pretty much comprising British pub grub - think fish and chips, pie and mash, ham, egg and chips and burgers. An inexpensive Sunday roast is served up, too. It's a Taylor Walker pub, so expect to see a few of their own drops on cask, alongside London Pride, guest ales and continental lagers on draught. A short wine list features worlds old and new.