Richmond is the main town in the borough of Richmond upon Thames and is one of the most scenic areas in London. Much of the area is made up of parkland and woodland and The River Thames flows through the town, adding to its natural appeal. It has thus become a much sought-after residential location for affluent people who wish to escape the hustle and bustle of central London, while still remaining very close to it. Some of the notable places of interest in the region include Richmond Park, Richmond Riverside, Museum of Richmond as well as Richmond Green.
Numerous multinational companies have their UK headquarters in Richmond. Some of the more prominent names include eBay, PepsiCo and Swedish securities company, The Securitas Group. Several local and national businesses also occupy serviced offices in the vicinity. George Street and The Quadrant are two of the main shopping areas, home to big retail brands such as Boots, Sainsbury’s, Marks & Spencer, House of Fraser and Tesco.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Richmond Theatre and Orange Tree Theatre are two great entertainment venues, especially for those who enjoy drama productions and musical shows. If you would rather watch a movie, The Curzon and Odeon cinemas are ideal venues. Fish Works is a great place for dining out; where you get to select your own fish and have it cooked to your preference. Try Pier 1 for British food, Rincon for Spanish fare and Tide Tables for their vegetarian menu.
Richmond station is the main railhead in the area, with access to the District Line of the Underground network. Direct train services on the London Overground network, as well as those running on the South West Main Line, can also be accessed from here. Numerous bus routes serve the area, with connectivity to destinations such as Hammersmith, Kingston, Hounslow, Piccadilly Circus, and West Brompton. Terminal 5 of Heathrow Airport is a short bus ride away.