Richmond upon Thames Borough Guide

Your All In London guide to Richmond upon Thames

Richmond-on-Thames occupies a prime spot along the river Thames and enjoys plentiful parkland, open spaces and other attractive scenery. Richmond Park and Bushey park are on the doorsteps of many of the local bourgeoisie. This helps to explain Richmond's recent second place ranking in a survery by the Communities and Local Government Department, carried out to see how satisfied people in England were with where they lived. Richmond came only second behind the City of London, which Richmond Council dismissed as insignficant because of the small number of residents (less than 10,000).

The Borough of Richmond has three major town centres; Richmond, Twickenham and Teddington and is home to one of London's wealthiest populations. Most working residents work in finance, information technology and other business activities, and often work oustide the borough. The incomes are significantly higher than both the regional and national averages, and as such residents generally enjoy a very high standard of living. However, as ever in London, there are parts of the Borough where people live in relative poverty such as parts of Roehampton.

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Must see attractions in Richmond upon Thames

Richmond Park

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Hampton Court Palace

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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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Regions & Neighbourhoods in Richmond upon Thames

Wonderfully situated in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Barnes is a hugely popular and attractive part of the City of London, boasting some of the most expensive homes on offer in the capi...
Closely located next to the districts of Barnes, Putney and Richmond, Sheen is at the south westerly end of Central London. When referring to Sheen it is quite common to split the area into three sepa...
The beloved Richmond Park is one of only two remaining ancient woodland parks in London (the other being Epping Forest), and the sprawling greenery offers visitors the chance to horse ride, cycle and ...
Up until the 1930s Whitton was still very much a village, separated from other areas of London by fields, however as with many other districts, once the railway arrived in 1931 so did urban developmen...
Strawberry Hill
Affluent Strawberry Hill is a nature lover’s paradise; there is a wealth of green spaces around as well as the magnificent Richmond Park. Its most famous landmark is the gothic villa designed by Hor...
Like neighbouring Kingston-upon-Thames and Richmond, Twickenham is leafy, highly desirable and pricey. There are some stunning terraced properties, many dating back to the 19th century, with riverside...

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