Escape the fast pace of city life and experience the relaxed magic of Richmond upon Thames during your visit to London. It’s the most rustic and beautiful London borough combining remarkable history, nature and royal heritage. Only 8 miles from the heart of London, it’s 20 minutes by fast train from London Waterloo station.
Richmond contains an impressive collection of historical sites, more than any other borough in the capital apart from The City’s square mile and Westminster. Internationally famous attractions include Hampton Court Palace, the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, and two royal parks with wild roaming wild deer.
But there are many less familiar gems to discover, from historic riverside villas and splendid houses to the world rugby museum at Twickenham. From the most picturesque stretch of riverside in London to the panoramic view from Richmond Hill, which has inspired painters and poets for centuries.