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 private sightseeing tours 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 west London. They will share their intimate knowledge with you to capture the essence of the Richmond area, 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.
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 June-October. There are additional walks around the Christmas/ New Year holiday period.
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.
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, Eel Pie Island Museum and Strawberry Hill House.
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 June-September.
River-linked sightseeing tours combining shorter guided walks of Richmond with riverboat trips along the greenest and most picturesques stretches of the Thames in the capital. Choose Richmond & boat to Hampton Court Palace or Richmond & boat to Kingston upon Thames.
This full day 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 royal deer parks and the 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. Scheduled tours June.
Suitable for occasional cyclists, 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. Scheduled tours July.
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.
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.