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.
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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.
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