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Richmond

23 Hill Street
Richmond upon Thames
TW9 1SX
United Kingdom
T: +44 20 89392800
F: +44 20 89397718
richmond@knightfrank.com
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Mon 9am to 6pm
Tue 9am to 6pm
Wed 9am to 6pm
Thu 9am to 6pm
Fri 9am to 6pm
Sat 10am to 3pm
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Living in Richmond

Located just 8 miles south west of central London, Richmond has fantastic transport links with access to London Underground’s District Line and train services to Waterloo under 20 minutes. Richmond is a friendly and lively centre with excellent facilities including numerous shops and boutiques, pavement cafes and bars, charming pubs and sophisticated restaurants serving top class international cuisine. With so much history and heritage, wildlife and leisure activities, Richmond has something for everyone and is a wonderful environment in which to bring up a family.

Along with a variety of galleries, art centres and cinemas, there is the fabulous Richmond Theatre on The Green along with The Orange Tree theatre.

The River Thames is a major feature of Richmond. Running through the heart of the Borough it winds its way for 21 miles allowing for some beautifully positioned riverside homes with fabulous river views.

The vistas from Richmond Hill are well known and have been immortalised by the artists Turner and Reynolds, with impressions of the view over Petersham Meadows.

The Borough also offers up some of the most attractive green open spaces within London including a number of Royal Parks, the most notable of which is the famous 2,300+ acres of Richmond Park.

Home to large herds of red and fallow deer, the gated park was designated as a National Nature Reserve in 2000 and is a great place to enjoy horse riding, polo, golf, running and cycling.

The area has a fascinating history with strong Royal connections and stunning architecture. Hampton Court Palace, the renowned playground of King Henry VIII, the elegant Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, Ham House, Syon House and Marble Hill House are all prominent historic houses in the area.

Heathrow Airport is 12 miles away and can be reached easily by road, train or bus and the M3, M25 and M4 motorways all provide easy access to the area.

With five times more green and open space than any other borough in London, it is no surprise that Richmond has fantastic sporting and leisure facilities.

Richmond Athletic Ground is home to London Scottish and Richmond rugby clubs not to mention Twickenham, the home of rugby itself; there is polo at Ham, cricket on Richmond Green and both indoor and outdoor swimming available in Old Deer Park.

Tennis courts, bowling greens and golf courses are all readily available and are just a few sports that Richmond has to offer.

Property available in Richmond

Whether you are looking for a striking Georgian House, Edwardian or Victorian villa, contemporary new build, or a beautifully positioned riverside home with fabulous river views, Knight Frank can find the property that's right for you.

Local authority

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Civic Centre
44 York Street
Twickenham
TW1 3BZ
08456 122 660

Taxi/chauffeur/ luxury car hire services

Opulently Driven
Luxury Car Hire & London Chauffeur services
20 Hanover Square
Mayfair
London
W1S 1JY
0207 993 5848

History

Until about five centuries ago Richmond was formerly part of Sheen which became a royal residence for Edward I in 1299.

Edward II founded a monastery at Sheen in 1314, and in 1383 Richard II became the first English King to make Sheen his main residence.

The manor was destroyed by fire in 1497 and replaced with Richmond Palace in 1501. The building was commissioned by Henry VII and was named after his ancestral home of Richmond Castle in Yorkshire.

The town that developed nearby took the same name and continued to be a place for royalty, with Elisabeth I spending much of her time in Richmond.

Richmond remained mostly agricultural land until the 18th century when large houses began to appear and the area became a fashionable place in which to live.

In 1777 Richmond Bridge was completed, replacing a ferry crossing and connecting the two halves of the present-day London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

Its development as a London suburb really began in 1846 with the opening of the railway station, and it has continued to prosper and expand ever since.

Places of interest

  • Twickenham Stadium
  • Orleans House Gallery
  • St Mary’s University
  • Richmond Park
  • Bushy Park
  • Marble Hill Park
  • Richmond Green
  • Ham House
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Marble Hill House
  • Osterley Park
  • Pembroke Lodge
  • Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
  • Royal Star and Garter Home
  • Sir Richard Burton’s Tomb
  • Strawberry Hill House
  • Syon House and Park
  • The Original Maids of Honour Row
  • Woolborough House BBO

 

Getting to Richmond

Roads

  • A316/M3
  • A205
  • A406
  • M25 10 miles

 

Rail

  • South West Trains to Waterloo in 19 minutes

 

Underground

  • District Line underground services in to the West end 30 minutes

 

Air

  • Heathrow 10 miles
  • Gatwick 30 miles
  • Farnborough 27 miles

Schools

The schools within the Richmond area are first class, and a very big draw for buyers looking to relocate from both overseas and from central London – it is a key reason why a family, once settled in the Richmond area, tend to stay long term.

The choice is large and includes a great selection of both state and private opportunities along with different faiths.

  • Kings House School
    68 Kings Road
    Richmond
    TW10 6EW
    020 8940 1878
  • The Old Vicarage School
    48 Richmond Hill
    Richmond
    TW10 6QX
    020 8940 0922
    www.oldvicarage-richmond.co.uk
  • The Vineyard School
    Friars Stile Road
    Richmond
    TW10 6NE
    020 8948 0195
  • St Elizabeth’s Catholic Primary School
    Queens Road
    TW10 6HN
    020 8940 3015
  • Lady Eleanor Holles School
    102 Hanworth Road
    Hampton
    TW12 3HF
    020 8979 1601
  • Hampton School
    Hanworth Road
    Hampton
    TW12 3HD
    020 8979 5526
  • Radnor House
    Popes Villa
    Twickenham
    TW1 4QG
    020 8891 6264
  • Waldegrave School
    Fifth Cross Road
    Twickenham
    TW2 5LH
    020 8894 3244
  • Newland House School
    Waldegrave Park
    Twickenham
    TW1 4TQ
    020 8865 1234
  • The Mall School
    185 Hampton Road
    Twickenham
    TW2 5NQ
    020 8977 2523
  • Ibstock Place School
    Clarence Lane
    Roehampton
    SW15 5PY
    020 8876 9991
  • The Harrodian School
    Lonsdale Road
    London
    SW13 9QN
    020 8748 6117
  • St Paul's School
    Lonsdale Road
    Barnes
    SW13 9JT
    020 8748 9162
  • Colet Court – St Paul’s Preparatory School
    Lonsdale Road
    Barnes 
    SW13 9JT
    020 8748 3461
  • Unicorn School
    238 Kew Road
    Richmond
    TW9 3JX
    020 8948 3926
  • Kew Green Preparatory School
    Layton House
    Richmond
    TW9 3AF
    020 8948 5999

 

Bars and restaurants

  • The Bingham Hotel
    Excellent Riverside location
    Richmond
    TW10 6UT
    020 8940 0902
  • The Petersham Hotel
    Fine British
    Richmond
    TW10 6UZ
    020 8939 1084
  • The Glasshouse
    Modern European
    Kew
    Richmond
    TW9 3PZ
    020 8940 6777
  • A Cena Restaurant
    Italian
    East Twickenham
    TW1 2EBm
    020 8288 0108
  • Gaucho Richmond
    Argentinian
    Riverside
    TW10 6UJ
    020 8948 4030
  • The Duke Richmond Public House and Dining Room
    Gastro Pub
    Richmond
    TW9 1HP
    020 8940 4067
  • Pitcher and Piano
    Riverside bar and restaurant
    Richmond
    TW9 1TQ
    020 8332 2524
  • La Buvette
    French
    Richmond
    TW9 1SN
    020 8940 6264
  • Annies Chiswick
    Modern ‘Brit-erranean’
    Strand on the Green
    W4 3QS
    020 8994 9080
  • The Wharf Restaurant
    Classic cuisine
    Teddington
    TW11 8BG
    020 8977 6333

Theatres and cinemas

  • Orange Tree Theatre
    1 Clarence Street
    Richmond Surrey
    TW9 2SA
    020 8940 3633
  • Richmond Theatre
    The Green
    Richmond
    Surrey
    TW9 1QJ
    020 8939 9260
  • Odeon Richmond Cinema
    72 Hill Street
    Richmond
    TW9 1TW
    08712 244 007
  • Curzon Richmond Filmhouse
    3 Water Lane
    Richmond
    TW9 1TJ
    020 8332 0316

 

Hospital and Medical practices

  • West Middlesex Hospital
    Twickenham Road
    Isleworth
    Middlesex
    TW7 6AF
    020 8560 2121
  • Teddington Memorial Hospital
    Hampton Road
    Teddington
    Middlesex
    TW11 0JL
    020 8714 4000
  • Kingston Hospital NHS Trust
    Galsworthy Road
    Kingston upon Thames
    KT2 7QB
    020 8546 7711
  • Richmond Practice
    19 Sheen Road
    Richmond
    TW9 1AD
    020 8940 5009
  • The Vineyard Surgery
    35 The Vineyard
    Richmond
    TW10 6PP
    020 8948 0404