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Taxi There is a taxi rank outside Richmond Station

and taxi services are widely available throughout

the borough. Text CAB to 60835* and you'll receive

a text with your two nearest minicab numbers and

one taxi (black cab) number. *Text charged at

35p per enquiry plus standard text message rate.

Roaming rates apply to overseas networks.

Air Heathrow Airport is on the doorstep, bringing

visitors from far and wide. The following buses

leave from Heathrow: 111 and 285 (to Kingston),

X26 (to Croydon via Kingston) and 490 (to

Richmond). The Underground Piccadilly Line

connects all terminals with Central London.

travelOyster Card When not using season tickets, a prepaid Oyster

Card on a pay-as-you-go basis offers the

most cost efficient way of travelling within London.

Oyster card is valid on all modes of transport and an

appropriate daily price cap is automatically applied.

For more information, see www.tfl.gov.uk/tickets

Bus The borough is well served by a bus network

with most buses running on a 10 to 20 minute

frequency. Buses that run through Richmond and

many other parts of the borough are 33, 65, 190, 337,

391, 419, 490, 493, H22, H37, R68, R70 and a night

bus N22. Buses within the borough also include 110,

267, 281, 290 (Twickenham); X26, 285 (Teddington);

111 and 216 (Hampton). To find bus routes go to:

www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/gettingaround/maps/buses.

Train Taking the train is a relaxing way of travelling

around the borough. There are up to eight off-peak

trains an hour leaving London Waterloo, taking

approximately 20 minutes to reach the centre

of Richmond upon Thames. Richmond is also a

terminus for the London Overground network, an

orbital route which runs to Stratford via Willesden

Junction. For train times and fares visit

www.nationalrail.co.uk or call 08457 48 49 50.

Tube Richmond and Kew Gardens are connected

to the London Underground network via the

District Line. A journey into central London takes

approximately 30 minutes. To plan your journey by

tube visit www.tfl gov.uk/journeyplanner.

Cycling Cycling is an excellent way to explore

the borough. The Thames Path (National Cycle

Network route 4) is a popular off-road cycle route

linking Hampton Court to Richmond (via Kingston,

Teddington and Ham). The London Cycle Network

also links the area by a series of on and off road

cycle lanes. Bicycles are available for the public

to hire at Richmond Station, Richmond Park and

Richmond Riverside. Folding bikes (Bromptons)

can be hired at Richmond Station, allowing visitors

to integrate cycling with public transport. To plan

your journey by bicycle visit www.tfl gov.uk/cycling.

Walking The borough is an ideal place for

walking in picturesque surroundings. The Thames

Path links Hampton Court Palace, Ham House,

Twickenham, York House, Orleans House Gallery,

Marble Hill House, Richmond, Kew Gardens and

the London Wetland Centre. To plan your route by

foot visit www.walkit.com.

Boat There are two main river boat services

offering a passenger service along the river. The

Westminster Passenger Services Association

operates a river boat from Westminster to Hampton

Court (stopping at Kew and Richmond). Turk

Launches also operate a passenger service

between Hampton Court and Richmond. For more

information on river boat services see page 11 of

this Guide or visit

www.visitrichmond.co.uk/travel-river.asp.

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