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Richmond upon Thames, Surrey, England


A Historic Tour of Richmond upon Thames
Richmond on Thames

A Historic Tour of Richmond upon Thames
Richmond Bridge

Richmond upon Thames

Welcome to London’s most attractive and greenest borough, Richmond upon Thames, which is only a 20 minute train journey away from Waterloo Station.

For hundreds of years Richmond upon Thames has been a favourite retreat of royalty, the rich and the famous. The River Thames runs through the heart of the borough for 21 miles, linking Hampton Court Palace, Richmond town centre and Kew Gardens with central London.

Full of Tudor history, a paradise to art and nature lovers and a home to great open spaces for cycling or walking, Richmond upon Thames is not to be missed. 2 beautiful Royal Parks: Richmond Park and Bushy Park, both home to free roaming fallow and red deer, complement the borough’s village centres bursting with shops, restaurants, pubs and hotels. Narrow cobbled lanes and a variety of independent boutiques offer visitors a unique shopping experience. With the addition of historic houses, theatres, museums and galleries, Richmond upon Thames rivals anywhere in London. Visitors from all over the world come to Richmond upon Thames to explore its attractions just wander along the Thames, which has a special magic here.
Richmond upon Thames is a lively cultural hub that offers the finest entertainment outside central London, with West End shows previewing at Richmond Theatre and the exciting Orange Tree Theatre, London’s only permanent ‘theatre in the round’. Orleans House Gallery, with its stunning baroque Octagon Room, is home to the Arts Service, which hosts an exciting programme of exhibitions and events all year round. The Museum of Richmond and Twickenham Museum between them reveal the history of the whole borough, while the Landmark Arts Centre has something to engage and entertain all ages.
Historic gems not to miss include Strawberry Hill House - Horace Walpole’s ‘little Gothic castle’, Ham House (National Trust), Marble Hill House (English Heritage) and the Iconic View from Richmond Hill, the only view in the UK protected by an Act of Parliament, since 1902.

The National Archives, based in Kew, holds 900 years of historical records including the Domesday Book. A visit to the World Rugby Museum and Stadium Tours will be the ultimate experience for rugby union fans, who can also regularly enjoy national and international rugby matches at Twickenham Stadium, the largest dedicated rugby union venue in the world. Twickenham Stadium, the home of England Rugby and World Rugby Museum, is one of 13 Venues hosting matches for Rugby World Cup 2015 across the UK. It will host the opening match, two quarter-finals, the semi-finals and the final. Seating an impressive 82,000 spectators, Twickenham is the largest dedicated rugby union venue in the world.

Whether you like history & heritage, shopping or eating, wildlife, playing about on the river or watching world class sport, Richmond upon Thames has something for everyone. Come and experience the magic of Richmond upon Thames. For more information, special offers and to order or download a copy of VisitRichmond Guide 2014, visit www.visitrichmond.co.uk
VisitRichmond – official tourism website for Richmond upon Thames: www.visitrichmond.co.uk

For more Information please contact:
VisitRichmond
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Tourism
Civic Centre
2nd Floor
44 York Street
Twickenham TW1 3BZ

Web:  www.visitrichmond.co.uk
Email:  info@visitrichmond.co.uk

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