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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Richmond Restaurant Sinks

Teddington Lifeboat’s volunteer crew launched towards Richmond at 1.07am this morning (27th April 2015) to discover the historic Boat Restaurant, amongst other smaller vessels by Richmond Bridge, was sinking. Fortunately there were no casualties and together with the Fire Brigade the crew helped...

Summer Fairs 2015

Since we’re blessed with so many beautiful sunny weekends every year, it’s good to know there are an equal number of great local fetes, fairs and festivals (The 3 F’s). Most of these events are now annual, and if the weather is good then each one of these can be a great afternoon out. May Continu...

Teddington’s Phantom Framer

We’ve long believed that Teddington is a little upmarket. While many parts of London suffer from unknown graffiti, Teddington has been experiencing a spate of rogue gold framing. An unknown local, known on Twitter as @PhantomFramer has been improving the look of street signs around the town with...

The Local Benefits of a Posh Supermarket

New research from Lloyds Bank has found that the average house price in areas which offer residents easy reach of a local supermarket is around 7% (£15,331) higher when compared to other areas within the same town which don’t. However, they say it’s not just any old supermarket. The posh ones ac...

The Best Breakfast in Richmond Borough

For some reason it’s never very easy finding out about great breakfast and brunch places. Many seem to be local secrets that don’t make headlines. So we thought we’d crowdsource a few local suggestions, and we did indeed learn about some new places. This is what we heard! Carol’s Place Cafe ...


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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