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The Insider Guide
Richmond and the River Thames are inextricably linked over the centuries as this pretty, laid back, charming district of London faces onto the banks of the capital’s central waterway, framing itself either side of its banks.
No wonder a specific Act of Parliament protects the scenic view of the River Thames from Richmond…the pretty, bright and multi-purpose buildings which line its banks on this stretch which meanders through the town and the borough bearing the name Richmond are a true delight.
In property terms this is a fantastically popular place too. Attracted by the myriad of purchasing opportunities available, together with the ubiquitous river, green spaces, fabulous downtime opportunities and the relative proximity to the centre of London, it’s little wonder everyone from celebrities to civil servants jostle for position here.
What a property agent can purchase
£1m buys: A three-bedroom terraced house.
£3m buys: A six-bedroom detached house, with extensive gardens.
£5m buys: An eight-bedroom detached double fronted Victorian house.
Best hotels in Richmond
The Richmond Hill Hotel (http://www.richmondhill-hotel.co.uk/en/default.html) offers easy access to the centre of town in a bright, modern hotel housed in a converted Victorian property with fine views of the River Thames. The Peterhsam Hotel (https://www.petershamhotel.co.uk) has upscale rooms in elegant surroundings. Half a mile from Richmond Park, The Victoria (http://victoriasheen.co.uk) is a superb, independent gastropub with fabulous individual rooms.
Best restaurants in Richmond
Petersham Nurseries (https://petershamnurseries.com) must surely be the only place where you can buy plants and then dine out in a restaurant which has its own Michelin star, making it an attractive spot for those who love fine dining. Al Boccon di’vino (https://www.nonsolovinoltd.co.uk) translates in Italian as “a divine mouthful” and you’ll experience plenty of those in this fabulous spot serving Italian classics with a twist. The Bingham (https://www.binghamriverhouse.com) is a popular spot with its fabulous riverside views and fantastic menu.
Best schools in Richmond
Hampton Court House School (https://www.hamptoncourthouse.co.uk) offers a first class education in delightful surroundings for boys and girls aged 11 to 18. King’s House School (http://www.kingshouseschool.org) teaches boys aged 3 to 13, with boys and girls in the nursery, and prides itself on the communication it has with parents. The Harrodian School (https://www.harrodian.com) is an excellent school for boys and girls aged 4 to 18, housed on the former site of the Harrods Sports Club.
Buying Agent Fact
The largest park in the whole of London is Richmond Park at 955 hectares. King Henry's Mound, which is situated within the park, serves as the perfect viewpoint, from where you can see some of the best views of St Paul's Cathedral, some ten miles away.
How to get to Richmond from central London
Train: 20 mins to London Waterloo.
Car: 35 mins to central London.