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 do our best to keep the site up to date so please let us know if you spot anything that needs a tweak. We're always interested in knowing what you think of the local restaurants.

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Where To Buy A Christmas Tree in Richmond upon Thames

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat (etc). But more importantly, where can you buy your christmas tree in and around Richmond? The good news that there are lots of choices. Our tree never looks anything like this… Before you go out to buy your tree from any of these places, please do...

Petersham Nurseries Wild Food Walk – Review

By reviewing Petersham Nurseries, I walk in the footsteps of countless gushing foodies. There have been many great stories about its once Michelin starred restaurant and the garden centre is easily one of the best in London. Neither of these however were the reason for my recent visit to this Ri...

Christmas Lights Around Richmond

Christmas-is-a-coming and the towns and villages in the Borough go out of their way to make our high streets as festive as possible (while being fiscally responsible). This page runs through all the local Christmas lighting events, in date order. As always, please double check before you turn up...

Ice Skating in Richmond Borough

Yes, it is getting to that time of year when we think about making the most of the cold weather, putting on shoes with blades and falling over on hard cold ice. But we love it! And once again we have two ice rinks in the Borough, both with stunning surroundings. Richmond Ice Rink After Contin...

Richmond Past

We’ve stumbled across (and then tweeted) a number of great old images of Richmond, so it seemed like a smart idea to share them here. Ernest R. Fox painted this view of the Richmond Riverside in 1884 This colour photochrome of Richmond Riverside was taken sometime between 1890 and 1910. Hamp...

Richmond Trivia

Richmond, Surrey was named after Richmond, Yorkshire

Richmond Bridge, built in 1777, is the oldest bridge still standing over the Thames in the Greater London area.

The population of Richmond upon Thames in the 2011 census was 186,990.

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.  All in Richmond upon Thames
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!

Twickenham Rugby World Cup 2015

We're super excited that Twickenham is hosting the Rugby World Cup in 2015. Yes, we'll certainly be over-run with hundreds of thousands of rugby fans, but there's no doubt it's going to be an exciting occasion. We have info about Twickenham Stadium, parking in Twickenham and much more!

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames includes Richmond, Kew, Barnes, Ham, East Sheen, Teddington, Whitton, St Margarets, Strawberry Hill, Mortlake, Petersham, Twickenham, Hampton Hill and Hampton. We think it's the greatest community in Greater London - perhaps in the whole of England, and it's becoming more and more green with significant recycling

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.  The town of Richmond is known as Richmond Surrey (or Richmond in Surrey).

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