The Richmond Blog

Welcome to the Totally Richmond Blog.  An irregularly regular commentary on the Richmond area – opinions, events, gossip.

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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 su...

    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 li...

    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 Twicke...

    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 ...

    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 an...

    Twickenham to Teddington by Trolleybus

    We've seen this video many times, but it always makes us smile, so we thought we'd finally share it.  The footage is taken from the first day of operation of the Trolleybus on May 16th 1931. Just in case you're unfamiliar with the concept ...

    Fireworks Around Richmond 2016

    It's hard to believe, but fireworks night is just around the corner.  Another evening celebrating the Gunpowder Plot (or maybe celebrating the prevention of the Gunpowder Plot?) with a small glass of mulled wine and maybe a hot dog. What we rea...

    Interview with Tim Swiel of Harlequins

    IN November 2016 Harlequins played the Maori All Blacks at the Stoop.  The match, organised to celebrate Harlequins’ 150th anniversary, was played as part of the Maori All Blacks’ northern hemisphere tour.   A famous and historic ...

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