Uncover the charms of the Richmond area and get the most out of your visit with Discovery Richmond’s low-cost guided tours on foot, by bike or river boat.  We also offer exclusive private sightseeing tours customised to your requirements including walking and cycling tours, and trips by riverboat, luxury car and coach.

Richmond is a delight for visitors and you will see more and experience more with us. Our expert local tourist guides will share their intimate knowledge with you to capture the essence of Richmond, from its long history and rich architectural heritage to the natural beauty of its wide green spaces and the capital’s most attractive stretch of river.

You will never forget walking or cycling in Richmond’s beautiful parks and along the riverbank, the sense of peace and tranquillity, the iconic view from Richmond Hill and the strong sense of history and royal heritage throughout.

 

What we offer

Richmond Walking Tour

Covers the highlights including Richmond Green, the remains of Richmond Palace, the riverside and historic bridge, Richmond Hill and its famous view, Richmond Park and Petersham. You can extend your walk with a visit to historic Ham House as an optional extra. Available on the first Saturday morning of the month from June-October 2017.  There are additional guided walks around Easter, Thanksgiving and the Christmas/ New Year holiday period.

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Twickenham Walking Tour

From landscape painter J.M.W. Turner’s house and Marble Hill House to the riverside, then to Orleans Gallery, York House Gardens and Twickenham’s classic Thames waterfront enclosed by Eel Pie Island, the home of rhythm & blues. Available on the first Saturday afternoon of each month from June-October 2017. You can extend your walk with a visit to Twickenham Museum and quirky Strawberry Hill House.

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Richmond & Twickenham Riverside Walk

From Richmond, meander along the most picturesque stretches of London’s river on a leisurely guided walk of Richmond & Twickenham riverside, crossing the Thames by ferry at historic Ham House. The tour covers royalty, rock stars and wildlife.We finish at Twickenham’s classic Thames waterfront and the pubs and restaurants of picturesque Church Street. You can extend your walk with a visit to Twickenham Museum and Strawberry Hill House. Available on Sunday 25 June 2017.

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Thames Boat Trips

River-linked sightseeing tours combining shorter guided walks with riverboat trips along the greenest and most picturesques stretches of the Thames in the capital.  Richmond & boat to Hampton Court Palace on Wednesday 2 August 2017. Richmond & boat to Kingston upon Thames on Friday 4 August 2017.

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Richmond Panorama Cycling Tour

This wide-ranging guided cycling tour embraces many of the area’s top attractions. It’s a moderate circular route taking in: Richmond, Teddington, Kingston, Hampton Court, Strawberry Hill and Twickenham, all linked by the royal deer parks and River Thames.  The pace is leisurely, with plenty of time to stop, enjoy the sights and take photos.  Includes cycle hire. Summer seasonal availability for private tours.  Public tour Friday 28 July 2017.

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Richmond & Twickenham Easy Cycle Tour

Suitable for even the most occasional cyclist, this flat, short distance ride follows an interest-packed circuit steeped in history and picturesque riverside scenery. There are lots of stops along the way for talks and photos. Includes cycle hire. Summer seasonal availability for private tours. Public tour Friday 23 June 2017.

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Private Tours

Take any of the above tours privately or let us put a guided tour together for you, customised to satisfy your exact requirements including languages other than English. Your tour can be on foot, by bike, riverboat, luxury car, coach or any combination to suit your preference. We cover the Richmond area, Central London and other popular destinations. Available throughout the year.  Our expert local guides include London Blue Badge tourist guides.

Sports Tours

Perfect for sports fans wishing to visit Twickenham rugby stadium and sporting attractions further afield including Wimbledon tennis, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Wembley football stadium. Available throughout the year and in languages other than English.  Led by London Blue Badge tourist guides.

 

Meet the Team

Our expert tour guides are long-term local residents with a passionate enthusiasm and detailed knowledge of the wider Richmond area and London.

Paul, Discovery Richmond

PAUL: keen history buff and a former London Ambassador who loves helping visitors uncover the beauty and history of lesser known tourist hotspots in Outer London.

Pamela, Discovery Richmond

PAMELA: experienced London Blue Badge tourist guide, working in English & Italian. As well as Richmond, she loves sport and sporting history.

Raymond, Discovery Richmond

RAYMOND: actor and Strawberry Hill House tour guide with extensive experience in the theatre, broadcasting and film. His voice sounds like warm chocolate.