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 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 ...

The Best Sunday Roast in Richmond Borough

Back in January we invited local pubs, restaurants and cafes to take part in our annual competition to find the best Sunday roast in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. It was clear that the ‘Best Sunday Roast’ is a hotly contested claim among local pubs as this was where all entries cam...

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 and fairs. 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 Richmond May Fair Saturday C...

Twickenham Rugby World Cup Games 2015

Unless you’ve been experimenting with a total media blackout for the last year or two, you’ll know that England is hosting the 2015 Rugby World Cup, and Twickenham Stadium is the venue for many of England’s games – including the World Cup final (and both semi-finals). 20 team...

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 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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