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Things to do in Richmond upon Thames

West London leafy borough with many famous attractions including Kew Gardens, Hampton Court Palace, Twickenham Stadium and many more

Known for...   Richmond Park, Kew Gardens, Twickenham Stadium, WWT London Wetlands Centre, National Physical Laboratory and Hampton Court Palace



 

  Attractions

Marble Hill House

English Heritage - Marble Hill is the last complete survivor of the elegant villas and gardens which bordered the Thames.
Richmond Road
Twickenham
London
TW1 2NL

 

Syon House

The Duke of Northumberland’s London home for more than 400 years.
Syon Park
Brentford
TW8 8JF

 

Ham House

Stunning National Trust property with lovely grounds situated by the River Thames.
Ham Street
Ham
Ricmond-upon-Thames
TW10 7RS

02089401950

Recommended by Ruth Kerr, Watford

 

Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens is a great family experience, the rarefied beauty of nature at the world’s most famous and historic botanical gardens.
Kew
Richmond
Surrey
TW9 3AB

 

Ham House And Garden

National Trust - Outstanding Stuart house set in 17th-century formal gardens on the banks of the Thames.
Surrey
TW10 7RS

 

Syon Park

Beautiful stately home and stunning gardens. Residence of The Duke of Northumberland.
London Road
Brentford
TW8 8JQ

Recommended by Hazel Rigazio, Liverpool

 

The Tropical Zoo

Exciting, indoor exhibition of tropical birds, animals, insects, fish and amphibians.
Syon Park
Brentford
Middlesex
TW8 8JF

02088474730

 
 

  Parks

Orleans House Gardens FREE

This restful woodland garden contains Orleans House Gallery, with its programme of exhibitions throughout the year.
Lebanon Park
Twickenham
TW1 3DG

 

Terrace Gardens FREE

The Terrace Gardens and adjacent Terrace Field, overlooking the River Thames, were formerly brickworks.
Richmond Hill
Richmond
TW10 6RH

 

Old Deer Park FREE

The Old Deer Park today is an important site for sport and events. The Pools on the Park Complex offers indoor and outdoor pools.
Old Palace Lane
Richmond
TW9 1PQ

 

Richmond Green FREE

Richmond Green has been an important open space since the Middle Ages when it hosted jousting competitions.
The Green
Richmond
TW9 1LX

 

Petersham Meadows FREE

Petersham Meadows were a part of the estate attached to Ham House from the early 17th Century until the latter years of the 19th.
River Lane
Richmond
Greater London
TW10 7AG

 

Pesthouse Common FREE

Pesthouse Common is a narrow sliver of land lying next to Queens Road. Mature Lime and Horse Chestnut trees border the site.
Queens Road
Richmond
TW10 6HF

 

Moormead And Bandy Recreation Ground FREE

Originally created from wasteland, this is the site of the annual St Margaret's Fair and has a pleasant village green atmosphere.
Moor Mead Road
Twickenham
TW1 1JS

 

Buccleuch Gardens FREE

On the banks of the River Thames at Petersham you will find a green open space with plenty of seating and toilet facilities.
Petersham Road
Richmond
TW10 6UY

 

Bridge House Gardens FREE

From Richmond Bridge step into a peaceful open space looking over the River Thames at Richmond.
Bridge Street
Richmond
TW9 1TQ

 

Richmond Riverside FREE

Famous for lazy summer evenings, this open space overlooks the River Thames in Richmond. Flanked by bars and restaurants.
Heron Square
Richmond
TW9 1EP

Recommended by Lucie Naylor, Richmond

 

Isleworth Ait FREE

An undisturbed sanctuary for birds, beetles and rare molluscs in the middle of the River Thames.
Isleworth
Hounslow
Greater London
TW7 6RW

 

Cambridge Gardens FREE

A small recreation ground overlooking the river in East Twickenham at the start of a pleasant walk along the towpath from Richmond.
Clevedon Road
Twickenham
TW1 2TA

 

Richmond Park FREE

Glorious Royal park. There's cafes, play areas, a running track and look out for the deer.
Richmond
Surrey
TW10 5HS

Recommended by Morag, Wimbledon

 

King Georges Field FREE

This park has facilities for football and tennis, and car parking is available.
Ham Street
Richmond
TW10 7RS

 

Ham Village Green FREE

This is a quiet village green nestled in the residential area of Ham Close.
Ham Street
Richmond
TW10 7HW

 

Twickenham Embankment FREE

The newly refurbished embankment is a wonderful example of soft and hard landscaping working together. Perfect place for a walk.
Embankment
Twickenham
TW1 3NP

 

Radnor Gardens FREE

Radnor Gardens features beautiful trees including a rare Indian Bean tree (Catalpa speciosa).
Cross Deep
Twickenham
TW1 4RB

 

Sheen Common FREE

Part of the Common is managed as a recreation ground, the rest is peaceful woodland, popular with dog walkers and bird watchers.
Fife Road
London
SW14 7EL

 

Diamond Jubilee Gardens FREE

Overlooking Twickenham embankment this playground is found on a higher tier from the towpath (up a staircase).
The Embankment
Twickenham
TW1 3DU

 

Kew Green FREE

On a summer evening you can enjoy watching the local cricket club playing one of their matches.
Richmond
TW9 3BH

 

The Copse FREE

Long lush grasses and plenty of trees make this site and exceptionally important one to conservation. Bridal paths and footpaths.
Meadlands Drive
Richmond
TW10 7EE

 

Palewell Common & Fields FREE

Large site with a nine-hole pitch and putt course, tennis courts, facilities for cricket and football and a Pétanque Piste.
Enmore Gardens
London
SW14 8RF

 

York House Gardens FREE

As well as providing a tranquil series of gardens, the grounds also contain well-used tennis courts.
Sion Road
Twickenham
TW1 3DD

 

Mortlake Green FREE

A quiet area with mature trees and shrubs set in grass. In one corner there is a basketball practice area.
Sheen Lane
London
SW14 8HY

 
 

  Galleries

Orleans House Gallery

The principal art gallery for the borough of Richmond upon Thames.
Riverside
Twickenham
TW1 3DJ

Recommended by Megan Dowsett & Anna Saunders, Richmond.
“It has everything - a gallery with changing exhibitions, beautiful grounds and a brilliant cafe in the old stables. The Gallery runs original Art Workshops for adults...”

 
 

  Cinema

Curzon Cinema Richmond

Popular Independent Cinema.
3 Water Lane
Richmond
Surrey
TW9 1TJ

03333210104

 

Odeon Richmond

Multi-screen cinema.
72 Hill Street
Richmond
TW9 1TW

03330144501

 

Watermans

Independent cinema.
40 High Street
Brentford
London
TW8 0DS

 
 

  Theatre

Orange Tree Theatre

172 seat theatre in the round.
1 Clarence Street
Richmond
Surrey
TW9 2SA

 

Richmond Theatre

Grade II listed 840 seater venue.
The Green
Richmond
Surrey
TW9 1QJ

 
 

  Golf

Royal Mid Surrey Golf Club

Royal Mid-Surrey occupies an historic area of Royal Parkland in Richmond-Upon-Thames.
Old Deer Park
Richmond-upon-Thames
Surrey
TW9 2SB

020-89401894

 

Richmond Park Golf Club

Founded in 1924 and set amidst the history and splendour of London's largest Royal Park, Richmond Park Golf Club is one of the finest and open of golf clubs playing in a public facility.
Roehampton Gate
Richmond Park
London
SW15 5JR

 

Strawberry Hill Golf Club

Golf Club.
Wellesley Road
Twickenham
Middlesex
TW2 5SD

 

Richmond Golf Club

Golf Club.
Sudbrook Park
Richmond-upon-Thames
Surrey
TW10 7AS

 

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