Richmond Area Guide
The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in south-west London, England, forms part of Outer London and is the only London borough on both sides of the River Thames. It was created in 1965 when three smaller council areas amalgamated under the London Government Act 1963. It is governed by Richmond upon Thames London Borough Council.
The borough is home to the National Physical Laboratory and the attractions of Kew Gardens, Hampton Court Palace, Twickenham Stadium and the WWT London Wetlands Centre that draw domestic and international tourism.
The borough is approximately half parkland – large areas of London’s open space fall within the borough boundaries, including Richmond Park, Kew Gardens, Bushy Parkand Old Deer Park. The predominant other land use is residential use and most businesses within the boundaries consist of retail, property improvement/development and professional services; parts of it – including Barnes, Richmond, St Margarets, Cambridge Park and Marble Hill, some areas of Twickenham and much of East Sheen – rival Stanmore Hill and Kenley as the highest house-price districts and neighbourhoods of Outer London.
In 2006, research commissioned by a major mortgage lender found that, on the quantitative statistical indices used, the borough had the best quality of life in London and was in the top quarter of local authorities nationwide. A neighbouring authority in Surrey achieved the best quality of life in that report.
Demography is a diverse picture as in all of London: each district should be looked at separately and even those do not reflect all neighbourhoods. Whatever generalisations are used, “the fine-grained texture of London poverty” by its minutely localised geography must always be taken into account according to an influential poverty report of 2010. Richmond upon Thames has the lowest child poverty rates in London at 20% and contains at least one ward with an above-average level (for London) of working-age adults receiving out-of-work benefits but even this borough – reflecting the best result – has two standard poverty indices of sixteen in which it is placed in the worst quarter of boroughs.
The Alberts Deli
Delicious, fresh food, served by friendly folk
2 Worple Way
020 8617 3029
La Luna Di Luca
La Luna Di Luca offers an exceptional service at two different restaurants, the Ristorante and the Pizzeria/ Trattoria
46C Friars Stile Rd, Richmond TW10 6NQ
07747 104 827
La Buvette has established itself as Richmond’s premier, independent French restaurant.
6 Church Walk, Richmond. TW9 1SN
020 8940 6264
The Ivy Cafe Richmond
The Ivy Cafe, Richmond is an all-day dining British cafe with an all-encompassing menu serving modern British and international classics, seven days a week.
9-11 Hill St,
020 3146 7733
Family run Chinese cuisine
130 Sheen Road, Richmond TW9 1UR
+44 20 8332 1018
The true taste of Argentina
020 8948 4030
The Bingham is Richmond upon Thames’ riverside drinking and dining destination.
61 - 63 PETERSHAM ROAD,
RICHMOND UPON THAMES, SURREY TW10 6UT
+44 (0) 20 8940 0902
Petersham Nurseries The Cafe
A charmingly casual yet sophisticated restaurant, set within a glasshouse
Church Lane (signed posted 'St Peter's Church')
Off Petersham Road
Richmond, Surrey, TW10 7AB
020 8332 8665
Al Boccon di vino
Just like a vibrant, Italian wedding feast our no-menu policy allows us to choose and serve you traditional Venetian food
14 Red Lion Street
0208 940 9060
The White Horse
At the heart of the Alberts lies one of the very best pubs in Richmond... The White Horse is the ideal spot to enjoy a perfect pint, hand-picked wines and exceptional food with family and friends.
The White Horse
020 8940 2418
Situated on Richmond Hill and a stone’s throw away from Richmond Park, our pub has a little something for everyone, whether you are looking for a cosy area to have a drink with your loved one or a group of friends, to an amazing dining room filled with character.
46 Friars Stile Road
020 8940 8513
The Dukes Head Inn
This is a small, friendly, traditional English Inn located in a quiet residential area on the slopes of Richmond Hill, with a history that dates back to Victorian times.
42 The Vineyard
020 8948 4557
The Cricketers is proud to be one of the oldest pubs in Richmond, serving you beer since 1770
020 8940 4372
The White Cross
Richmond's iconic riverside pub, famous for our great ales, home cooked food & rugby. Whether it's lunch on the Thames (or sometimes in it) or sundowners in our garden, no visit to Richmond is complete without a visit to “The Cross”.
Riverside (off Water Lane)
020 8940 6844
British Victorian theatre dating back to 1899
Little Green, Richmond TW9 1QJ
0844 871 7651
Orange tree theatre
We aim to entertain, challenge, move and amaze with a bold and continually evolving mix of new and re-discovered plays in our unique in-the-round space
1 Clarence Street, Richmond, Surrey TW9 2SA
020 8940 3633
Set along the banks of the Thames away from the bustle of the high street, Curzon Richmond is a dearly loved neighbourhood cinema which quietly competes with local multiplexes by showing the best in world and independent cinema.
0330 500 1331
Largest Royal park in London
Richmond Park Office
+44 (0)300 061 2200
Recreational area in the center of Richmond owned by the Crown estate
Old Deer Park
360 acres of open space
187 Kew Rd, Richmond TW9 2AZ
020 8332 6696