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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The Most Active Borough in England

Once again Sport England’s ‘Active People’ survey finds that Richmond Borough has the highest percentage of adults taking part in sport every week, with more than 50% stretching their legs on a regular basis. We also learned that 52% of 14-16 year olds take part in weekly sport which again ranks...

Richmond Council To Share Staff With Wandsworth

Earlier today Richmond and Wandsworth Councils announced that they plan to create a ‘single staffing structure’ across the Boroughs by March 2017, saving up to £10m in the process. It is proposed that the two councils would be managed by a single Chief Executive, Paul Martin, currently Chief Exe...

Richmond’s Coat of Arms

Despite being found all over the borough, it’s quite likely that you’ve never paid a great deal of attention to Richmond’s coat of arms. But when you look closely (and have some help from the internet) you can see that it represents much of the rich history of the borough. The arms have been upd...

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...

Review of Strada Richmond

The winter solstice is just around the corner which means one thing, we need comfort food. Anything laden with carbohydrates will do, as long as it satisfies an empty stomach on a freezing cold day and helps prepare us for hibernation. Pizza, pasta and bread are three of my favourite things, usu...


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. You can even buy tickets here. We have info about Twickenham Stadium, parking in Twickenham and much more! We'll try to keep you posted on what's on in Twickenham and beyond.

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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