Things To Do In Richmond

Totally Richmond is the local guide to the Borough of Richmond upon Thames (from Hampton to Barnes and everything in between), created and run by locals. We launched nearly 10 years ago in June 2006 and have been growing ever since. We do our best to keep the site up to date so please let us know if you spot anything that needs a tweak.

Next match at Twickenham Stadium is Sat 27 Feb - RBS 6 Nations England v Ireland - 4:50pm (see all fixtures).

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Review of Afternoon Tea at The Bingham Hotel

A short walk from Richmond town centre, the number 65 bus from the station runs right outside. This four-star boutique hotel has a small balcony and a pretty terrace from where there are good views over the River Thames. Limited parking – phone the hotel ahead of visiting if you intend to drive. ...

Review of Afternoon Tea at Richmond Hill Hotel

On the top of Richmond Hill, this four-star hotel is a few minutes’ walk from the main gate to Richmond Park. A bus from Richmond Station stops almost outside at the American University. It’s a short (but uphill) walk from Richmond town. Parking is free for guests – just get your ticket validated ...

Review of Afternoon Tea at The Petersham Hotel

Perched just above Richmond town, the hotel is quietly situated down Nightingale Lane near Richmond Park yet only a short stroll from the town centre. One of several of Richmond’s luxury hotels, the four star establishment has views over Petersham Meadows to the Thames from several of its public a...

Review of Pizza Express Richmond

Pizza Express, it’s a name we recognize and most Londoners have been to one and know what to expect. Good pizza, fresh ingredients, reasonable prices and fast service. I was invited recently to the Richmond branch as there have been some changes including renovations, new things on the menu and ...

Review of Afternoon Tea at Orange Pekoe

Orange Pekoe, an independent establishment, is situated in Barnes Village near the river, a short bus ride from Richmond Station, with several routes serving it. It’s also on a direct train line from Waterloo, with a journey time of twenty minutes. The tearoom: Celebrating ten years in business ...

Richmond Top Ten

There are so many things to do in Richmond upon Thames - here's our Top Ten (in no particular order)!

1. Cycling in Richmond Park
2. walking along the banks of the Thames, from Teddington Lock to Richmond.
3. Shopping - on Richmond High Street
4. Hiring a boat on the River Thames
5. Eating at any of the great Richmond restaurants
6. Visiting Twickenham Stadium - for rugby or music
7. Watching a play at one of the many theatres
8. Buying local produce at one of the Farmers Markets
9. Taking the kids to the London Wetland Centre
10. Drinking a pint in the best pubs by the River Thames

Or just sitting at home in front of the tv and ordering some delivery food!

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

Richmond upon Thames was named so in 1963 despite Twickenham having twice the population of the town of Richmond and also being the home of the Borough Council offices.  There's often confusion between the town of Richmond and the Borough of Richmond upon Thames, and some people differentiate by incorrectly referring to Richmond Surrey.

Either way, we think we live in the greatest community in Greater London - perhaps in the whole of England, and it's becoming more and more green with significant recycling

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