About Discovery Richmond
Uncover the charms of Richmond and the wider area and get the most out of your visit with Discovery Richmond’s low-cost guided walking tours. We also offer private sightseeing tours for individuals and groups customised to your requirements including walking and cycling tours, and trips by riverboat, luxury car and coach.
Richmond and its surrounding area are a delight for visitors and you will see more and experience more with us. Our knowledgeable and friendly local guides have a genuine and deep connection with the area. They will share their intimate knowledge with you to capture its essence, 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 the Thames.
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 rich royal heritage throughout.
We are currently running public and private tours for socially distanced small groups outdoors. As a participant in the ‘We’re Good to Go’ scheme, we aim to comply with the Government’s current COVID guidelines.
What we offer
Classic walking tour covering many 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. Available on the first Saturday of the month May-October. There are additional winter walks around Christmas/New Year.
From landscape painter J.M.W. Turner’s house and the home of a royal mistress to the riverside, then to the homes of French royal exiles and Twickenham’s classic Thames waterfront enclosed by Eel Pie Island, the home of rhythm & blues. Available June-September. You can extend your walk with a visit to Eel Pie Island Museum and the Museum of Twickenham.
Cross the Thames from elegant Kew to discover the industrial heritage of Brentford, then on to historic Syon Park, Old Isleworth and re-cross the Thames to Richmond and its royal palace remains on an interest packed walk of marked contrasts. Available July & September.
Contrast sedate Kew and post-industrial Brentford, criss-crossing bridges, wharfs, locks, rivers and creeks. Available June-October.
Experience time-warped riverside villagers, malls and mansions. Uncover quirky history and characters. Available June-October.
Take any of the above tours privately or let us put a guided tour together for you, customised to satisfy your exact requirements. 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.
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 Your Tour Guide
Your knowledgeable and friendly tour guides are long-term local residents with a passionate enthusiasm and detailed knowledge of the wider Richmond area and Central London.