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 just over 11 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.

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Review of The Retreat Kitchen in Richmond

New businesses seem to open frequently in the Borough of Richmond but a café near the mini roundabout at Richmond Bridge is worth a special trip. The Retreat Kitchen had a soft opening in February and is due to have its official opening in the summer, when one of its investors, television presen...

Review of The Hogarth in Teddington

We have to confess we didn’t really know The Hogarth when we were invited for lunch. Yes, we’d been past it a few times but it just hadn’t jumped out for some reason. So it was a good excuse to investigate. From the outside it didn’t look like it was going to have a Continue reading Review ...

The Best Village in Bloom

Richmond is widely regarded as the most beautiful and floral borough in London and as I’m sure you know, there are 14 ‘villages’ in the Borough of Richmond upon Thames – Barnes, Kew, Mortlake, East Sheen, Richmond, Whitton and Heathfield, East Twickenham and St Margarets, Twickenham, Teddington, S...

The World’s Biggest Girl Band At The Stoop

Yes it’s true… the world’s biggest girl band, Little Mix are bringing their Summer Shout Out show to the home of Harlequins rugby, the Twickenham Stoop on Sunday 25th June 2017. According to those in the know (which now includes you) Little Mix will perform their biggest hits, including ‘Shout O...

Dog Friendly Richmond

According to the PFMA there are 8.5 million pooches in the UK, with at least one of them resident in 24% of all UK households.  We’ve recently had a few enquiries about the best dog-friendly cafes, restaurants and pubs in the Richmond area and realised its a topic we’ve never covered… so we...


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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