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Pictures of Richmond upon Thames

in the county of Greater London

About Richmond upon Thames

Standing as it does between two large areas of parkland and being set on an exceptionally attractive reach of the River Thames is Richmond's special blessing, for it is this that gives it one of the best positions of any of London's towns.

Richmond is pure delight for in the midst of what is now a bustling commercial centre there is a multitude of elegant buildings, built in the 18th-century when Richmond was a fashionable resort. Richmond Hill and the old lanes of this area are lined with beautiful houses and there are wonderful views all around.

Very much a place of today, Richmond has a lively Arts and Restaurant scene and all that remains of the great Royal palace of yesteryear is a Tudor gateway situated on Richmond Green, a beautiful area surrounded by graceful houses of the 17th and 18th-century.

For splendid Thames views, magnificent greens and superb architecture, Richmond is well worth a visit

Recommended towns & villages near Richmond upon Thames

Kew Gardens Museum, Greater London

Kew (115 Pictures) in the county of Greater London

(1.7 miles, 2.8 km, direction N of Richmond upon Thames)

Kew is just downstream from the delights of Richmond, and is best known for the Royal Botanic Gardens, or as they are more popularly known 'Kew Gardens'...

West Ealing

Ealing (37 Pictures) in the county of Greater London

(3.8 miles, 6.2 km, direction N of Richmond upon Thames)

Ealing is a thriving place which is now hugely cosmopolitan and has a wide range of multi-cultural offerings...

At Sundown on The Thames

East Molesey (84 Pictures) in the county of Surrey

(4.7 miles, 7.6 km, direction SW of Richmond upon Thames)

This picturesque pleasant place is fortunate to lie between the waters of the historic River Thames and the River Mole. It is perhaps best known for Hampton Court Palace, the building started by Cardinal Wolsey in 1514...

A picture of Kensington

Kensington (97 Pictures) in the county of Greater London

(5.4 miles, 8.7 km, direction NE of Richmond upon Thames)

The attractive Royal borough of Kensington has many special places. Most prominent is Kensington Palace, birthplace of Queen Victoria...

The Castle

Notting Hill (35 Pictures) in the county of Greater London

(5.4 miles, 8.8 km, direction NE of Richmond upon Thames)

This area of London is known throughout the world as the scene of London's biggest annual street party...

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Alpine house

Kew Royal Botanical Gardens (250 Pictures)

(1.4 miles, 2.2 km, direction N)

For over two hundred and fifty years, the gardens at Kew have been the dream and vision of talented gardeners, and the.....

London River Thames. Syon Park and house from the towpath by Kew Gardens.

Syon House (5 Pictures)

(1.5 miles, 2.5 km, direction NW)

This is the magnificent house that made Robert Adams. At only twenty nine years of age he was commissioned to decorate Syon.....

Looks a bit limp

Kew Palace (14 Pictures)

(1.6 miles, 2.6 km, direction N)

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London - Chiswick House, Sept 2002

Chiswick House (16 Pictures)

(2.3 miles, 3.6 km, direction NE)

Few can resist this fine classical building which was the creation of Lord Burlington, patron of the arts in the early part of.....

The London Wetland Centre. Sunset over lagoon.

London Wetland Centre (15 Pictures)

(3.1 miles, 5.0 km, direction NE)


Bushy Park, London

Bushey Park (27 Pictures)

(3.5 miles, 5.6 km, direction SW)


Hampton Court

Hampton Court Palace & Gardens (328 Pictures)

(4.1 miles, 6.6 km, direction SW)

These beautiful gardens set around an illustrious castle given by Henry IV to Rowland Leinthall, who was later knighted by Henry.....

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