Richmond is the largest of the communities we serve, although it still retains a most attractive pace of life, symbolised by the river that rolls gently beneath its 18th century bridge.
This historic town is a hub for shopping and socialising, and contains a great number of chain stores, bars and restaurants, in addition to many treasured independents tucked away in its pretty Georgian lanes. Add to this excellent transport links (30% of locals don’t own a car), a thriving sports and cultural scene served by two theatres, galleries, cinemas and numerous local societies and sports clubs, and you truly have a town for all seasons.
When you have had your fill of the shops you can always escape to the Green or down to the river for a glass of something restorative, or take a stroll up Richmond Hill to take in the only view in England so utterly breathtaking that it is protected by an Act of Parliament.
It’s a fact!
Richmond and the park are home to many hundreds of brightly coloured and
decidedly exotic parakeets, believed to have flown the coup at Shepperton Film Studios during the filming of The African Queen, with Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn in 1951.