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Richmond upon Thames is a fantastic place to live,

work, study and visit. This is a borough with a rich

history and host of attractions which are sure to keep

you busy whilst you are here.

You are entering the home of world famous attractions

which include places such as the Royal Botanic

Gardens in Kew, Hampton Court Palace and the

Home of English rugby, Twickenham Stadium, where

you can visit the World Rugby Museum or take a tour

of the 80,000-seat stadium.

The borough has a wonderful array of historic houses

and hidden gems for you to while away the day in and

located just minutes away from the River.

In Twickenham you can visit Orleans House Gallery,

once home to both French and English aristocracy,

and marvel at its recently refurbished Octagon Room.

Whilst you are here why not pay a visit to the Orange

Tree Theatre in Richmond or get lost in our musical

heritage on Eel Pie Island, where superstars like Rod

Stewart, Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones started

their careers. Today's visitors to the Island can enjoy

live music at Crawdaddy Club, Eel Pie Island Club

and Bull's Head.

Anyone who has spent a day in the borough, is left in

no doubt why some of our more famous past

residents including artist, JW Turner and Alexander

Pope chose to make their homes here. And why

Queen Elizabeth I and Henry VIII used the borough

as a royal retreat.

We pride ourselves on being the most beautiful

borough in London. And no doubt you will see why.

We have over 160 parks, commons and woodlands,

including the largest Royal Park - Richmond Park,

which attract millions of visitors every year.

This is the only borough to sit on both sides of the

River Thames and during the summertime you can

catch a boat from central London up to Hampton

Court Palace, which will give you a view of the

historic architecture of Ham House and Marble Hill

House along the way.

Exploring our green borough, you'll forget that you are

only a twenty-minute train ride from central London,

and is serviced by boat, rail, bus and the Tube.

If you are staying overnight you will be able to

choose from a wide variety of accommodation, and

great restaurants which are ready to offer you a

warm welcome.

Whether you are visiting for the day or are spending

a length of time here I wish you the warmest of

welcomes and hope you leave with fond memories

of London's greenest borough.

Cllr Gareth Roberts

Leader, Richmond upon Thames Council

Welcome to

Richmond

upon Thames 2019 contents

Cllr Gareth Roberts

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2019 - 04 kings and queens

2019 - 06 hidden gems

2019 - 08 relax by the river

2019 - 10 great outdoors

2019 - 12 walking and cycling

2019 - 14 children and families

2019 - 16 arts, museums and theatres

2019 - 19 local villages

2019 - 23 calendar of events

2019 - 24 markets & tour suggestions

2019 - 28 special interest

2019 - 29 map

2019 - 38 restaurants and bars

2019 - 42 accommodation

2019 - 50 travel information

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