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  • Richmond is a beautiful district like no other in London. Filled full of rich history and culture, the area has long attracted to some of the most famous and wealthiest residents in Britain. One of a number of towns in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in outer South West London, Richmond is a world away from the hustle and bustle of Central London. With its vast green open spaces and the River Thames, which runs through the heart of the borough, Richmond offers local residents an escape from the city.

    The main postcodes in Richmond are TW9 and TW10

  • There is a rich variety of shopping facilities in Richmond town centre, including designer stores, boutiques, well known high street brands and antique shops. Many of the shopping streets in Richmond have retained their historic charm.

    Richmond is renowned for its fine riverside pubs, boutique cafes and its top-class restaurants, particularly in the town centre where there is  a variety of international foods available from French cuisine to traditional Japanese sushi.

    In addition to the traditional high street supermarkets, there is a farmers market which takes place at Heron Square near Richmond Bridge on Saturdays from 11am to 3pm. Here there are fresh meats, fruit, vegetables, honey, cakes and pastries and lots more delicious foods available to buy.

    Richmond is one of the most sought after addresses in London. The area offers some magnificent houses, from grand Georgian terraces on Richmond Hill and surrounding Richmond Green to Queen Anne, Victorian and Edwardian family houses. The Alberts Cottages are highly sought  after for both homes and investments. Flats, conversions and purpose-built apartments are in much shorter supply. Nevertheless, there are some grand mansion blocks edging the riverbank and on Richmond Hill.

    Richmond is situated 15 miles southwest of central London, but the district's superb transport facilities mean that getting into Central London is fast and efficient. In total there are 15 national rail stations across Richmond Borough. Richmond station itself  is also on the District Line in Zone 4.   London Waterloo is a 20 minute commute with fast over ground trains running several times an hour during peak times. Kew Gardens is also served by the District Line.

    London Heathrow and Gatwick airports are both easily accessible by road, car or bus. There are several major bus routes running through Richmond and towards South and Central London.

    Richmond    Zone 4
    District
    (0.16 miles)

    Richmond    Zone 4
    District
    (0.16 miles)

    North Sheen
    (0.69 miles)

    St Margarets (London)
    (0.97 miles)

  • Richmond's old cobbled lanes and alleyways are filled with fascinating attractions. The town offers a wide selection of social and recreational facilities including Royal parks, museums, galleries, theatres, cinemas and a whole host of other attractions. There is a lot to see and do in Richmond!

    The River Thames, running 21 miles through the borough, offers incredible walks and views along its banks and even the opportunity to hire a row boat for an hour or two.

    Historic Hampton Court Palace and maze, which is the oldest Tudor palace in England, makes for a fascinating visit especially in the winter when the Ice Rink is open.

    There are plenty of delightful public open green areas in and around the Richmond Borough, including Old Deer Park, the Terrace Gardens and The Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, not to mention the 2500 acres of Richmond Park which possesses the oldest unchanged and protected view of London reaching from Windsor Castle and St. Paul's Cathedral. Richmond has more green space than any other London borough.

    Richmond Sport

    Richmond is home to the oldest county cricket club in England with matches still being played on Richmond Green during the summer.

    Nearby Twickenham is world renowned for its international Rugby Stadium, with a capacity of 82,000 which also accommodates local games. In 2015 it will also be hosting the Rugby World Cup.

    Situated closer to Richmond, on the Kew Road, is the London Welsh Rugby Team which John D Wood & Co. are proud to sponsor.

    Formerly part of Shene until around 500 years ago, Richmond has long been a popular place of residence with many royals, dating back to King Henry I in 1100. King Henry VII had a palace built in Richmond in 1501, which he named Richmond Palace.

    Richmond Park, today one of the most popular public parks in London, was initially enclosed by King Charles I as a hunting park and today and is still home to over 300 Reddeer and 350 Fallow deer.

    Over the years, a number of commercial establishments and homes were built in the area, many designed to accommodate people working for, or visiting, the Palace. By the eighteenth century many of these homes were used to house diplomats, minor nobility and lodging house keepers.

    The annual rate of council tax in Richmond varies, and is dependant on a property's valuation band. The valuation band is determined by the value of the property and the current rates for the local council.

    Council Tax in Richmond is levied by Richmond upon Thames local authority

    Band 2014 2013 rise/fall
    Band A £1057.59 £1060.26 -0.25 %
    Band B £1233.86 £1236.97 -0.25 %
    Band C £1410.12 £1413.68 -0.25 %
    Band D £1586.39 £1590.39 -0.25 %
    Band E £1938.92 £1941.83 -0.15 %
    Band F £2291.45 £2297.23 -0.25 %
    Band G £2643.98 £2650.65 -0.25 %
    Band H £3172.78 £3180.78 -0.25 %
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    The Forge Cliinc Hq
    37 Red Lion Street
    Richmond
    Surrey TW9 1RJ
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    0.28 miles
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    Navas [Seymour House Surgery]
    Seymour House Surgery
    154 Sheen Road
    Richmond
    Surrey TW9 1UU
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    0.28 miles
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    Seymour House Surgery
    154 Sheen Road
    Richmond
    Surrey TW9 1UU
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    0.28 miles
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    Hudson (Seymour House) (H84017)
    154 Sheen Road
    Richmond
    Surrey TW9 1UU
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    0.29 miles
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    Richmond Ambulance Station
    Kings Road
    Richmond
    Surrey TW10 6EG
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    0.30 miles
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    London Scottish
    Richmond Athletic Ground
    Kew Foot Road
    Richmond
    Surrey TW9 2SS
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