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.

Eat

The Alberts Deli

Delicious, fresh food, served by friendly folk

2 Worple Way
Richmond
TW10 6DF
020 8617 3029
thealbertsdeli.com/

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
lalunadiluca-richmond.co.uk/#

La Buvette

La Buvette has established itself as Richmond’s premier, independent French restaurant.

6 Church Walk, Richmond. TW9 1SN
020 8940 6264
www.labuvette.co.uk/

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,
Richmond,
TW9 1SX
020 3146 7733
theivycaferichmond.com/

Dragon Inn

Family run Chinese cuisine

130 Sheen Road, Richmond TW9 1UR
+44 20 8332 1018
www.tripadvisor.co.uk/restaurant_review-g191301-d2536903-reviews-dragon_inn-richmond_upon_thames_greater_london_england.html

Gaucho

The true taste of Argentina

The Towpath,
Richmond Riverside,
Richmond,
TW10 6UJ
020 8948 4030
www.gauchorestaurants.com/restaurants/richmond/

The Bingham

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
www.thebingham.co.uk/restaurant.html

Petersham Nurseries The Cafe

A charmingly casual yet sophisticated restaurant, set within a glasshouse

Petersham Nurseries
Church Lane (signed posted 'St Peter's Church')
Off Petersham Road
Richmond, Surrey, TW10 7AB
020 8332 8665
petershamnurseries.com/eat/cafe/about

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
Richmond
Surrey
TW9 1RW
0208 940 9060
www.nonsolovinoltd.co.uk/

Drink

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
Worple Way
Richmond
Surrey
TW10 6DF
020 8940 2418
www.whitehorserichmond.co.uk/

The Marlborough

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
Richmond
Surrey
TW10 6NQ
020 8940 8513
www.themarlboroughrichmond.co.uk/

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
Richmond, Surrey
TW10 6AZ
020 8948 4557
www.dukesheadrichmond.com/index.html

The Cricketers

The Cricketers is proud to be one of the oldest pubs in Richmond, serving you beer since 1770

The Green
Richmond
TW9 1LX
020 8940 4372
www.cricketersrichmond.com/

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)
Richmond
Surrey
TW9 1TH
020 8940 6844
thewhitecrossrichmond.com/

Education

Eat

Richmond Theatre

British Victorian theatre dating back to 1899

Little Green, Richmond TW9 1QJ
0844 871 7651
www.atgtickets.com/venues/richmond-theatre/

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
www.orangetreetheatre.co.uk/home

Curzon Cinema

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.

Water Lane
Richmond
TW9 1TJ
0330 500 1331
www.curzoncinemas.com/richmond/info

Drink

Richmond Park

Largest Royal park in London

Richmond Park Office
Holly Lodge
Richmond Park
Surrey
TW10 5HS
+44 (0)300 061 2200
www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/richmond-park

Richmond Green

Recreational area in the center of Richmond owned by the Crown estate

TW9 1LX

www.forg.org.uk/

Old Deer Park

360 acres of open space

187 Kew Rd, Richmond TW9 2AZ
020 8332 6696
www.olddeerpark.co.uk/

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