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Richmond upon Thames boasts having

21 miles of the River Thames flowing

through the borough. Not only does it

have the longest stretch of the river but

is the only riparian borough to be both

north and south of the River Thames.

Richmond Bridge, the oldest surviving

bridge to span the River Thames

in Greater London (1774-1777), is

an English Heritage Grade I listed

structure. The view of the Thames from

the top of Richmond Hill, protected by

an Act of Parliament since 1902, has

been a source of inspiration for artists

and poets throughout the years.

relax

by the

river

that the Great

River Race is the

largest river race in

Europe?

Did you know

River Thames, Protected View, Act of Parliament 1902

Astrid Tontson

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