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Encyclopedia > Richmond upon Thames
Richmond
Location
OS grid reference: TQ185745
Latitude: 51.4556°
Longitude: -0.3014°
Administration
London borough: Richmond
County level: Greater London
Region: London
Constituent country: England
Sovereign state: United Kingdom
Other
Ceremonial county: Greater London
Historic county: Surrey
Services
Police force: Metropolitan Police
Fire brigade: London Fire Brigade
Ambulance service: London Ambulance
Post office and telephone
Post town: RICHMOND
Postal district: TW9, TW10
Dialling code: 020
Politics
UK Parliament: Richmond Park
London Assembly: South West
European Parliament: London
London | List of places in London

Richmond is an affluent suburb in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in South West London. It is located 8.3 miles (13.4 km) west south-west of Charing Cross in central London. Image File history File links Greater_london_outline_map. ... Image File history File links Locator_Dot. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... Latitude, usually denoted symbolically by the Greek letter φ, gives the location of a place on Earth north or south of the Equator. ... Longitude, sometimes denoted by the Greek letter λ, describes the location of a place on Earth east or west of a north-south line called the Prime Meridian. ... The administrative area of Greater London contains 32 London Boroughs, of which 12 (plus the City of London) make up Inner London and 20 Outer London. ... 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The district sits on the south side of the River Thames opposite St. Margarets, but because of the way the river twists around it, Richmond town is actually north-east of Richmond Bridge. It is very popular in summer with university rowing teams and tourists strolling along the bankside. The Thames (pronounced []) is a river flowing through southern England, in its lower reaches flowing through London into the sea. ... St. ... Richmond Bridge crosses the River Thames in southwest London, England. ...

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History

Henry VII was fond of Richmond Castle in Yorkshire. When a fire accidentally destroyed his manor in Sheen in 1497 he built a palace there and re-named it Richmond in 1501. The name Sheen is now used for the eastern end of Richmond town. Many people assume that the folk song "Lass of Richmond Hill" refers to Richmond Upon Thames, but it originated in the Yorkshire Richmond. In William Shakespeare's "Richard III", and in "Henry VI part 3", Henry VII is referred to as Richmond. This is because he was Earl of Richmond. This Richmond was the source of the name chosen for Richmond, Virginia, and the two Richmonds are sister cities.[1] Henry VII (January 28, 1457 – April 21, 1509), King of England, Lord of Ireland (August 22, 1485 – April 21, 1509), was the founder and first patriarch of the Tudor dynasty. ... The 12th century Keep is 100 feet high The Castle walls and towers seen from the Keep Richmond Castle in North Yorkshire, England, stands in a breathtaking position above the River Swale and close to the centre of the town of Richmond. ... Look up Yorkshire in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Nickname: River City Motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra (Thus do we reach the stars) Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent City Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (D) Area    - City 62. ...


Royal connections

See main article: Richmond Palace. A royal residence 1327-1649, on The Green, Richmond-upon-Thames, Surrey. ...

A view of Richmond Palace published in 1765. It was based on older drawings as much of the palace had been demolished by that date.
A view of Richmond Palace published in 1765. It was based on older drawings as much of the palace had been demolished by that date.

Henry I lived briefly in the King's house in Sheanes (or Shene or Sheen). In 1299 Edward I "Hammer of the Scots", took his whole court to the manor-house at Sheen, a little east of the bridge, and close by the river side, which thus became a royal palace. William Wallace ("Braveheart") was executed in London in 1305, and it was in Sheen that the Commissioners from Scotland went down on their knees before Edward. The Percy family from Northumberland were rewarded for their loyalty by receiving a barony at Sheen in 1310. To this day the Dukes of Northumberland divide their time between Alnwick Castle in Northumberland, and Syon House, just north of Richmond. Edward II did not fare as well as his father. Following his defeat at the hands of the Scots at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314, he founded a monastery for Carmelites at Sheen. When the boy-king Edward III came to the throne in 1327 he gave the manor to his mother Isabella. Almost 50 years later his wife, also called Isabella died. Edward then spent over 2,000 pounds on improvements. In the middle of the work Edward III himself died at the manor in 1377. In 1368 Geoffrey Chaucer served as a yeoman at Sheen. Image File history File links A_View_of_Richmond_Palace_published_in_1765. ... Image File history File links A_View_of_Richmond_Palace_published_in_1765. ... King Henry I of England (c. ... Sheen is a place in southwest London nearby to Barnes, Roehampton and Putney to the east and Richmond to the west. ... Edward I (17 June 1239 – 7 July 1307), popularly known as Longshanks because of his 6 foot 2 inch wiener that was gigantic (1. ... William Wallace Sir William Wallace (c. ... Motto: , traditionally rendered in Scots as Wha daur meddle wi me?[1] and in English as No one provokes me with impunity. ... The title of Earl of Northumberland was created several times in the Peerages of England and Great Britain. ... Northumberland is a county in northern England. ... Alnwick Castle, from the east, across the pastures and the River Aln Alnwick Castle is a castle and stately home in Alnwick, Northumberland, England. ... Syon House and its 200 acre (800,000 m²) park is in southwest London, in England. ... Edward II, (April 25, 1284 – September 21, 1327), of Caernarfon, was King of England from 1307 until deposed in January, 1327. ... Combatants Kingdom of Scotland Kingdom of England Commanders Robert Bruce Edward II of England Strength about 9,000 17,000-20,000 Casualties unknown unknown The Battle of Bannockburn (June 23, 1314 – June 24, 1314) was a significant Scottish victory in the Wars of Scottish Independence. ... Edward III (13 November 1312 – 21 June 1377) was one of the most successful English kings of medieval times. ... Isabella of France (c. ... Chaucer: Illustration from Cassells History of England, circa 1902. ...


Richard II was the first English king to make Sheen his main residence in 1383. Twelve years later Richard was so distraught at the death of his wife Anne of Bohemia at the age of 28, that he, according to Holinshed, "caused it [the manor] to be thrown down and defaced; whereas the former kings of this land, being wearie of the citie, used customarily thither to resort as to a place of pleasure, and serving highly to their recreation." It rebuilt 1414-1422, but destroyed by fire 1497. The palace was rebuilt again and renamed Richmond Palace by King Henry VII. It was not used after 1649, and the bulk had decayed by 1779. Richard II (January 6, 1367 – February 14, 1400) was the son of Edward the Black Prince, Prince of Wales, and Joan The Fair Maid of Kent. He was born at Bordeaux and became his fathers heir when his elder brother died in infancy. ... Anne of Bohemia Anne of Bohemia (1366 - 1394) was the daughter of Emperor Charles IV, King of Bohemia and Elisabeth of Pomerania. ... Raphael Holinshed (died c. ...


Surviving structures include the Wardrobe, and the Gate House. The latter was built 1501, and was made available on a 65 year lease by the Crown Estate Commissioners in 1986. It has 5 bedrooms. In the United Kingdom, the Crown Estate is a property portfolio associated with the monarchy. ...


Historic buildings around Richmond Green

The Cricketers, The Green, Richmond, Surrey

In 1688 James II ordered partial reconstruction of the palace, this time as a royal nursery. The trumpeter's house, built around 1700 still exists. Close by is a well preserved terrace of three-story houses, called Maids of Honours Row. It was built in 1724 for the maids of honour (trusted royal wardrobe servants) of the wife of George II. Richard Burton, the Victorian explorer, lived at number 2. In Dickens' Great Expectations Estella comes to London to meet Mrs Brandley who lives here. From the sixteenth century, tournaments and archery contests have taken place on Richmond Green. As you look across the Green from the old Palace you can see a pub called "The Cricketers". Cricket matches have taken place here since about 1650. There was a pub of this name in 1770, but it burned down in 1844. It was soon replaced by the present building, a grade II listed building. Samuel Whitbread, founder of the Whitbread brewery part owned it with the Collins family who had a brewery in Water Lane, close to the old Palace. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (320x602, 58 KB) Summary The Cricketers, The Green, Richmond, London, UK (51. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (320x602, 58 KB) Summary The Cricketers, The Green, Richmond, London, UK (51. ... James II of England and VII of Scotland (14 October 1633–16 September 1701) became King of England, King of Scots, and King of Ireland on 6 February 1685. ... Richard Burton, portrait by Frederic Leighton, National Portrait Gallery, London. ... Dickens redirects here. ... Great Expectations is a Bildungsroman (a novel tracing the life of the protagonist) by Charles Dickens and first serialized in All the Year Round from December 1860 to August 1861. ... Samuel Whitbread II by John Opie Samuel Whitbread (1758 - June 6, 1815) was an English politician. ...


The first inter-county cricket match which is recorded was played on the Green in 1730 between Surrey and Middlesex. The old palace overlooks the river on the other side. One of the earliest detailed paintings of a morris dance was painted here. It dates from about 1620 and shows a fool, a hobby-horse, a piper, and Maid-Marian and three dancers on the bank of the Thames. For the insect, see Cricket (insect). ... Surrey is a county in southern England, part of the South East England region and one of the Home Counties. ... Middlesex is one of the 39 historic counties of England and the second smallest (after Rutland). ... A Morris dance is a form of folk dance. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


The beautiful Victorian theatre Richmond Theatre has been used as a movie set in many recent films (e.g. Finding Neverland and The Hours). The theatre is now part of the Ambassadors Theatre Group and has a weekly schedule of plays and musicals, usually given by professional touring companies. Pre West End shows can sometimes be seen. There is a Christmas and New Year pantomime tradition and many of Britain's greatest music hall and pantomime performers have appeared. Manchester Town Hall is an example of Victorian architecture found in Manchester, UK. The term Victorian architecture can refer to one of a number of architectural styles predominantly in the Victorian era. ... The Richmond Theatre is a British Victorian theatre. ... Finding Neverland is a 2004 film, starring Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet. ... The Hours is a 2002 Academy Award winning film drama about three women of different generations and times whose lives are interconnected by the novel Mrs. ... // West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland . Along with New Yorks Broadway Theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of theatre in the... It has been suggested that The British Pantomime be merged into this article or section. ... Music Hall is a form of British theatrical entertainment which reached its peak of popularity between 1850 and 1960. ...


The Rolling Stones

Opposite the Railway Station is a bar called "Edwards". In 1963 it was called the Station Hotel, a pub with a hall at the rear where bands used to play including the Rolling Stones. As the venue became more popular it needed more space and moved to the nearby Athletic Ground where it became the Crawdaddy Club. On April 18 the Rolling Stones performed one of many gigs here. Paul Lukas, a bass player with the Tridents (including Jeff Beck) made a tape recording of it. Decades later, the same tape was auctioned at Christie's for hundreds of pounds. On one occasion The Beatles visited the Crawdaddy Club in order to hear the Stones. In the 1960s and early 1970s Eel Pie Island in Twickenham was another rock venue. Pete Townshend of The Who had a studio there in the 1970s. The Stones, Traffic and other bands played here. In the 1990s Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall bought a house on Richmond Hill, and are currently engaged in a legal dispute over their right to erect a large glass turret on the roof. Ron Wood once owned the same house on the Hill that actor John Mills previously lived in. Pete Townshend of The Who lives at the top of the hill - like the Jaggers he can occasionally be seen in The Roebuck pub close to his home. April 18 is the 108th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (109th in leap years). ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ... Geoffrey Arnold (Jeff) Beck (born June 24, 1944 in Wallington, Surrey, England) is a rock/blues guitarist who played in several influential bands in the 1960s and 1970s. ... The Beatles (1960-1970), were an English musical group from Liverpool, and are usually regarded as the most critically acclaimed, commercially successful popular music artists in history. ... Eel Pie Island, in the River Thames at Twickenham in London, England, can only be reached by a footbridge or boat. ... Twickenham is a leafy, affluent suburb in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in the south-west of London. ... Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend (born May 19, 1945 in Chiswick, London) is an English rock guitarist, songwriter, and composer who is best known as the guitarist for the rock band The Who. ... The Who are an English rock band who first came to prominence in the 1960s and grew in stature to be considered one of the greatest rock n roll bands of all time [1][2] [3] [4]. Except for periods of retirement from 1983 to 1988 and from 1990 to... Interstate 80, a freeway in California with many lanes and heavy traffic. ... Mick Jagger as photographed by David Bailey in 1968. ... Jerry Hall on Roxy Music cover: Siren , 1975 Jerry Faye Hall (born July 2, 1956 in Gonzales, Texas) was a supermodel and actress best known for being Mick Jaggers long-time companion or possibly wife (in the 1990s, the two were married in Bali but the legal validity of... Image:Ron wood virgin. ... John Mills as Professor Bernard Quatermass in the Thames Television science-fiction serial Quatermass (1979). ...

The Roebuck, Richmond Hill

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (800x618, 117 KB) Summary The Roebuck, 130 Richmond Hill, Richmond, London, UK TW10 6RN. (51° 27 08. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (800x618, 117 KB) Summary The Roebuck, 130 Richmond Hill, Richmond, London, UK TW10 6RN. (51° 27 08. ...

Famous residents

From the twelfth century until 1649 there was a royal residence in Richmond. Its greatest fame was in the 16th century when Henry VIII and Elizabeth I spent many a Christmas within the palace. For the play, see Henry VIII (play). ... Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) was Queen of England, Queen of France (in name only), and Queen of Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. ...


The Chilean Bernardo O'Higgins, who later led his country to independence and become first Chilean head of state, lived and studied at Clarence House in the Vineyard from around the turn of the 19th century. In 1855 George Eliot rented a house in Parkshot, and during the next three years she wrote there the greater part of her first novel, Adam Bede. The painter JMW Turner, who painted Richmond Hill and the bridge more than once, designed a house for himself (Sandycombe Lodge) that still survives unchanged on the other side of the river, in St. Margarets. John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, who served twice as prime minister in the mid 19th century lived at Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park and his grandson, the mathematician and philosopher Bertrand Russell grew up there in the care of his grandmother after he was orphaned. In the early part of the 20th century, Virginia Woolf lived at Hogarth House in Paradise Road between 1915 and 1924 with her husband Leonard and founded the Hogarth Press there in 1917. John Turner, who was briefly the Canadian prime minister in 1984 was born here in 1929 and the actor John Mills used to live in Richmond. Bernardo OHiggins Riquelme (August 20, 1778 – October 24, 1842), South American Independentist leader and first Chilean head of state (Supreme Director, 1817–23), commanded the military forces that won independence from Spain. ... George Eliots birthplace at South Farm, Arbury George Eliot is the pen name of Mary Anne Evans[1] (22 November 1819 – 22 December 1880), who was an English novelist. ... Adam Bede is George Eliots first novel, published anonymously in 1859; it took at once with both critic and public. ... J. M. W. Turner, English landscape painter The fighting Temeraire tugged to her last berth to be broken up, painted 1839. ... John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, KG, GCMG, PC (18 August 1792–28 May 1878), known as Lord John Russell before 1861, was a British Whig and Liberal politician who served twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in the mid-19th century. ... Richmond Park provides 2,500 acres (10 km²) of classic English parkland. ... A corner of the Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park Richmond Park is the largest of the Royal Parks in London. ... Bertrand William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell OM FRS (18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970), was a British philosopher, logician, and mathematician, working mostly in the 20th century. ... Virginia Woolf (née Stephen) (25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) is a British novellist who by reputation is regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century. ... Leonard Woolf (November 25, 1880 – August 14, 1969) married Virginia Woolf in 1912. ... The Hogarth Press was founded in 1917 by Leonard and Virginia Woolf. ... John Turner (born June 7, 1929) was the seventeenth Prime Minister of Canada from June 30, 1984 to September 17, 1984. ...


Current famous residents include Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy, a granddaughter of King George V. Princess Alexandra resides at Thatched House Lodge in Richmond Park, a property acquired by her late husband, Angus Ogilvy following their wedding in 1967. Other residents include television presenters and brothers Richard Attenborough and David Attenborough as well as the rock star Mick Jagger, his ex-wife the Texan model/actress Jerry Hall, The Who guitarist Pete Townshend, Pink Floyd keyboard player Rick Wright, and actor Richard E Grant. Princess Alexandra Princess Alexandra of Kent, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy (Alexandra Helen Elizabeth Olga Christabel Ogilvy, née Windsor), (born 25 December 1936), is a member of the British Royal Family, a granddaughter of King George V. She was married to the late Sir Angus Ogilvy. ... George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert; 3 June 1865 - 20 January 1936) was the first British monarch belonging to the House of Windsor, as a result of his creating it from the British branch of the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. ... Thatched House Lodge is a royal residence in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in London, England. ... Sir Angus James Bruce Ogilvy, KCVO (14 September 1928 – 26 December 2004) was a member of the British Royal Family, the husband of Princess Alexandra of Kent, a first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II. Sir Angus is remembered as an astute businessman and for his role in a scandal involving... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Sir David Frederick Attenborough, OM, CH, CVO, CBE, FRS (born on May 8, 1926 in London, England) is one of the worlds best known broadcasters and naturalists. ... Mick Jagger as photographed by David Bailey in 1968. ... Jerry Hall on Roxy Music cover: Siren , 1975 Jerry Faye Hall (born July 2, 1956 in Gonzales, Texas) was a supermodel and actress best known for being Mick Jaggers long-time companion or possibly wife (in the 1990s, the two were married in Bali but the legal validity of... The Who are an English rock band who first came to prominence in the 1960s and grew in stature to be considered one of the greatest rock n roll bands of all time [1][2] [3] [4]. Except for periods of retirement from 1983 to 1988 and from 1990 to... Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend (born May 19, 1945 in Chiswick, London) is an English rock guitarist, songwriter, and composer who is best known as the guitarist for the rock band The Who. ... Pink Floyd are an English rock band noted for philosophical lyrics, classical rock compositions, sonic experimentation, innovative cover art, and elaborate live shows. ... Richard Wright, also known as Rick Wright (born July 28, 1945), is the keyboard player of Pink Floyd. ... Richard E. Grant (born Richard Grant Esterhuysen on May 5, 1957) is a British actor, born in Mbabane, Swaziland. ...


In addition to some of the more big name celebrities who live in Richmond, there is also a plethora of other familiar faces from stage, television and film. The area is filled with talented musicians and artists. Some of Tina Turner's more famous songs were written in Richmond by the singer/songwriter Terry Britten. Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939) is a Grammy Award-winning American pop/rock singer, Buddhist and occasional actress. ... Singer/songwriter who has written songs for Tina Turner. ...


Open spaces

Richmond is a green and leafy town and it is surrounded by accessible open spaces. To the east and south lies Richmond Park, a large area of wild heath and woodland that was first enclosed by Charles I as a hunting park. To the north lie the wide green lawns and playing fields of the Old Deer Park which run down to the River Thames, and beyond it Kew Gardens. A corner of the Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park Richmond Park is the largest of the Royal Parks in London. ... Charles I (19 November 1600 – 30 January 1649) was King of England, King of Ireland, and King of Scots from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649. ... Old Deer Park is an area of open space to the north of Richmond upon Thames, bordered by the River Thames. ... Royal Botanic Gardens redirects here. ...

The view over the Thames from Richmond Hill
The view over the Thames from Richmond Hill

On the west, rising above the river are the Terrace Gardens: these gardens were laid out in the 1880s and extended down to the River Thames some 40 years later; the broad gravel walk along the top is earlier and the view west towards Windsor has long been famous. A grand description of the view can be found in Sir Walter Scott’s novel The Heart of Midlothian (1818): Image File history File linksMetadata River_Thames_from_Richmond_Hill_down_path. ... Image File history File linksMetadata River_Thames_from_Richmond_Hill_down_path. ... Windsor (IPA: usually , but also ) is a suburban town and tourist destination in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in Berkshire, South East England. ... For the first Premier of Saskatchewan see Thomas Walter Scott Sir Walter Scott (August 14, 1771 - September 21, 1832) was a prolific Scottish historical novelist and poet popular throughout Europe. ... The Old Tolbooth, Edinburgh For the Scottish football (soccer) club Heart of Midlothian, see Heart of Midlothian F.C. The Heart of Midlothian is the seventh of Sir Walter Scott’s Waverley novels, and by many considered the finest. ...

"A huge sea of verdure with crossing and interesting promontories of massive and tufted groves, … tenanted by numberless flocks and herds, which seem to wander unrestrained, and unbounded, through rich pastures. The Thames, here turreted with villas and there garlanded with forests, moved on slowly and placidly, like the mighty monarch of the scene, to whom all its other beauties were accessories, and bore on his bosom a hundred barks and skiffs, whose white sails and gaily fluttering pennons gave life to the whole."

Apart from the great rugby stadium at Twickenham and the aircraft landing and taking off from London Heathrow Airport the scene has changed little in 200 years. Twickenham Stadium (usually known as just Twickenham) is a stadium located in the Twickenham district of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. ... London Heathrow Airport (IATA: LHR, ICAO: EGLL), often referred to as Heathrow, is the third busiest airport in the world, after Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Chicago OHare. ...


Shopping & Entertainment

The town has a compact centre, largely focused on George Street and Hill Street, with some pleasant narrow alleyways running off towards The Green. Shops tend to be at the upper end of expectations with numerous designer boutiques as well as more recognisable names such as Marks & Spencer and House of Fraser. Unlike nearby Kingston, Richmond has no indoor shopping centres and is largely populated by smaller units which add to its appeal, although the main streets are occasionally choked with traffic. Marks & Spencer plc is mint(known also as M&S and sometimes colloquially as Marks and Sparks or Marks) is a British retailer. ... House of Fraser is a British department store group with around 60 stores across the country. ... Kingston upon Thames, part of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, is an ancient market town where Saxon kings were crowned, and is now a lively suburb of London. ...


Richmond is also well known for its secluded cafés, and its farmers market which takes place on Saturdays 11 to 3. Traders from a wide range of backgrounds come to sell culinary goods such as dairy products, meats, baked goods and vegetables. Farmer spreading grasshopper bait in his alfalfa field. ... A market is, as defined in economics, a social arrangement that allows buyers and sellers to discover information and carry out a voluntary exchange. ...


The town also has two Odeon cinemas, one located upon entry to Richmond via the bridge, and the second set further back. The Odeon was a building used for musical performance in Athens built in the 5th century BC. Hence, any building in ancient Greece or the ancient Roman Empire was called an odeon. ...


Leisure on the river

The river side is a major contribution to most people's interest in Richmond. The Thames provides access to many pubs, parks and paths through Richmond and can prove to be an interesting way of spending an afternoon. Boats can be rented from local boat merchants close to the bridge, and there's a large tour boat that departs hourly from Richmond's side of the Thames.
If rowing isn't your strong point, there are tow paths and tracks that lead along either side of the Thames which are frequented by joggers, walkers, cyclists and the average pedestrian. With fields, cafés and benches frequently posted along the way, it makes for an extremely pleasant walk. Several places exist with the name Thames, and the word is also used as part of several brand and company names Most famous is the River Thames in England, on which the city of London stands Other Thames Rivers There is a Thames River in Canada There is a Thames...


Education

The town has a university called Richmond- The American International University in London. Richmond degrees are accredited in the USA, and are validated in the UK.


Transport

Richmond station is one of the western termini of the District Line on the London Underground system. It is also the western terminus of the North London Line to North Woolwich and served by trains from Waterloo station on the National Rail service, connecting it with Reading, Staines, Windsor, Wimbledon and Weybridge. Richmond station is a station in Richmond upon Thames, in South West London England, and is a south-western terminus of London Undergrounds District Line, and the western terminus of the North London Line (now run by Silverlink and called the Silverlink Metro). ... The District Line is a line of the London Underground, coloured green on the Tube map. ... The nickname the Tube comes from the circular tube-like tunnels through which the small-profile trains travel. ... The North London Line is a railway line through northern London. ... North Woolwich consists of two tracts of land, totalling 412 acres (1. ... A 1948 poster showing the main concourse. ... National Rail uses the BR double-arrow logo National Rail is a brand name of the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC). ... Reading is a town and unitary authority (the Borough of Reading) in the English county of Berkshire. ... Staines is a Thames-side town in the Spelthorne borough of Surrey and part of the London Commuter Belt of South East England. ... Wimbledon (pronounced ) is a suburb of London, part of the London Borough of Merton and located seven miles (11. ... Map of Weybridge (from OpenStreetMap) Weybridge is a town in the Elmbridge district of Surrey in South East England. ...


Nearest places

Kew is a place in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in South West London. ... Mortlake is a part of south west London between Sheen and Barnes and bounded by the river Thames to the north. ... Sheen is a place in southwest London nearby to Barnes, Roehampton and Putney to the east and Richmond to the west. ... Petersham is a place in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames on the River Thames. ... Ham is a place in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames on the River Thames. ... Teddington is a suburb of south west London, England and part of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. ... Twickenham is a leafy, affluent suburb in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in the south-west of London. ... St. ... Isleworth is also an affluent subdivision of Windermere, Florida, in the United States. ...

Nearest tube stations

Richmond station is a station in Richmond upon Thames, in South West London England, and is a south-western terminus of London Undergrounds District Line, and the western terminus of the North London Line (now run by Silverlink and called the Silverlink Metro). ...

Nearest railway stations

St Margarets railway station is in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, in south London, and is in Travelcard Zone 4. ... North Sheen railway station is in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, in south London, and is in Travelcard Zone 3. ... Categories: District Line stations | London railway stations | British railway stations | London Underground stubs ...

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See also

  • Savoy Palace, for an earlier erected palace by the holder of Richmondshire.
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

Districts: Barnes | Ham | Hampton | Kew | Mortlake | Richmond upon Thames | St. Margarets | Teddington | Twickenham | Whitton The Savoy Palace was considered the grandest noblemans residence of medieval London, until it was destroyed in the uprising of 1381. ... The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames is a London borough in South West London and part of Outer London. ... Barnes is a suburb in south-west London in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. ... Ham is a place in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames on the River Thames. ... Hampton is a place in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. ... Kew is a place in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in South West London. ... Mortlake is a part of south west London between Sheen and Barnes and bounded by the river Thames to the north. ... St. ... Teddington is a suburb of south west London, England and part of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. ... Twickenham is a leafy, affluent suburb in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in the south-west of London. ... Whitton is a place in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. ...


Attractions: Bushy Park | Hampton Court Palace | London Wetlands Centre | Kew Gardens | Richmond Park | Twickenham Stadium Bushy Park Bushy Park is the second-largest of the Royal Parks of London. ... Hampton Court Palace with the Union Jack flying Hampton Court Palace is a former royal palace in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, south west London, United Kingdom. ... Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust London Wetlands Centre WWT London Wetlands Centre is a wetland reserve managed by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in the Barnes area of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, by Barn Elms. ... Royal Botanic Gardens redirects here. ... A corner of the Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park Richmond Park is the largest of the Royal Parks in London. ... Twickenham Stadium (usually known as just Twickenham) is a stadium located in the Twickenham district of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. ...


Constituencies: Richmond Park | Twickenham Richmond Park is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Twickenham is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ...


Main districts of the London boroughs | List of places in London

Acton | Barking | Barnes | Barnet | Battersea | Beckenham | Bermondsey | Bethnal Green | Bexleyheath | Bloomsbury | Brentford | Brixton | Bromley | Camberwell | Camden Town | Carshalton | Catford | Chelsea | Chingford | Chislehurst | Chiswick | City | Clapham | Clerkenwell | Coulsdon | Croydon | Dagenham | Deptford | Ealing | East Ham | Edmonton | Eltham | Enfield Town | Feltham | Finchley | Fulham | Greenwich | Hackney | Hammersmith | Hampstead | Harrow | Hendon | Highbury | Highgate | Hillingdon | Holborn | Hornchurch | Hounslow | Ilford | Isle of Dogs | Isleworth | Islington | Kensington | Kentish Town | Kilburn | Kingston upon Thames | Lambeth | Lewisham | Leyton | Mayfair | Mitcham | Morden | Nag's Head | New Malden | Orpington | Paddington | Peckham | Penge | Pinner | Poplar | Purley | Putney | Richmond upon Thames | Romford | Ruislip | Shepherd's Bush | Shoreditch | Sidcup | Soho | Southall | Southgate | Stepney | Stoke Newington | Stratford | Streatham | Surbiton | Sutton | Sydenham | Teddington | Thamesmead | Tooting | Tottenham | Twickenham | Upminster | Uxbridge | Walthamstow | Wandsworth | Wanstead | Wapping | Wealdstone | Welling | Wembley | West Ham | Westminster | Whitechapel | Willesden | Wimbledon | Wood Green | Woodford | Woolwich The administrative area of Greater London contains 32 London Boroughs, of which 12 (plus the City of London) make up Inner London and 20 Outer London. ... This is a partial list of places in London, England. ... Acton is a place in the London Borough of Ealing. ... Barking is the principal town in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. ... Barnes is a suburb in south-west London in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. ... High Barnet or Chipping Barnet is a place in the London Borough of Barnet. ... Battersea is a place in the London Borough of Wandsworth. ... Beckenham is a town in the London Borough of Bromley, England. ... Bermondsey is a place in the London Borough of Southwark. ... Bethnal Green is a place in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, in the heart of Londons East End. ... Bexleyheath, formerly known as Bexley New Town, part of the London Borough of Bexley, consists of a suburban development located 12 miles (19. ... Bloomsbury is an area of central London, in the London Borough of Camden. ... Brentford is a suburb in the London Borough of Hounslow at the confluence of the River Thames and the River Brent in South West London, situated approximately 8 miles (12. ... Brixton is an area of South London, part of the London Borough of Lambeth. ... Bromley is the principal town in the London Borough of Bromley, England. ... Camberwell is a district of London in the London Borough of Southwark. ... Camden Town is a place in the London Borough of Camden, England. ... Carshalton is a suburb of London, part of the London Borough of Sutton, located 10 miles (16. ... Catford is an area in the London Borough of Lewisham, England. ... Statue of Thomas More on Cheyne Walk. ... Chingford is a town in the London Borough of Waltham Forest. ... Chislehurst is a place in the London Borough of Bromley. ... Chiswick (IPA pronunciation: ) is an extensive district of West London, located within the eastern extremity of the London Borough of Hounslow and 5. ... Coat of arms The City of London is a small area in Greater London. ... Clapham is a neighbourhood in the London Borough of Wandsworth, South London. ... Clerkenwell (pronounced clarkenwell) is a locality in the southermost part of the London Borough of Islington. ... Grid reference: TQ298596 Coulsdon is a place in the London Borough of Croydon on the Brighton Road (A23). ... Croydon, Greater London is a major urban town and commercial centre 9. ... Dagenham is a town within the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. ... Deptford is an area of the London Borough of Lewisham, on the south bank of the River Thames in south-east London. ... Ealing is a place in the London Borough of Ealing. ... East Ham is a place in the London Borough of Newham. ... Edmonton is a place in the eastern part of the London Borough of Enfield. ... Eltham is a place in the London Borough of Greenwich. ... Enfield Town is a town in the London Borough of Enfield. ... Feltham is a place in the London Borough of Hounslow. ... Finchley is a place in the London Borough of Barnet, London, England. ... Fulham is a district in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham located 3. ... Greenwich (pronounced grenn-itch , or by the locals) is a town, now part of the south eastern urban sprawl of London, on the south bank of the River Thames in the London Borough of Greenwich. ... The Hackney Empire is one of the oldest surviving music halls in Britain. ... The Lyric theatre is just one of the arts and entertainment venues that have made Hammersmith a worthy rival to the West End. ... Hampstead is a place in the London Borough of Camden and is close to Hampstead Heath. ... Harrow is the principal town in the London Borough of Harrow. ... Ignore the sign — the Claddagh Ring pub is in Church Road, Hendon somewhat more than 9 miles from Athenry. ... Highbury Clock is located just north of Highbury Fields, near the junction of Highbury Barn and Highbury Hill. ... View of Highgate, John Constable, 1st quarter of 19th century. ... The London Borough of Hillingdon is the westernmost London borough. ... Holborn (pronounced ho-bun or ho-burn) is a place in London, named after a tributary to the river Fleet that flowed through the area, the Hole-bourne (the stream in the hollow). ... Hornchurch is a town in the London Borough of Havering in East London. ... Hounslow is the principal town of the London Borough of Hounslow in West London. ... Ilford is a district in the London Borough of Redbridge in East London, England. ... The Isle of Dogs in 1899, at the height of its commercial success The Isle of Dogs is in the centre of this 2005 aerial view of east London as seen from the skies over south London. ... Isleworth is also an affluent subdivision of Windermere, Florida, in the United States. ... Islington is an inner-city district in north London. ... Kensington is an area to the west of Central London in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. ... Kentish Town is a place in London in the London Borough of Camden. ... Kilburn is an area of North London on the border of the London Borough of Brent and the London Borough of Camden. ... Kingston upon Thames, part of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, is an ancient market town where Saxon kings were crowned, and is now a lively suburb of London. ... Lambeth is a place in the London Borough of Lambeth. ... Lewisham is an area within the London Borough of Lewisham in south-east London. ... Leyton is a town in the London Borough of Waltham Forest. ... Mayfair is an area in the City of Westminster London, named after the fortnight-long May Fair that took place there from 1686 until it was banned in that location in 1764. ... Mitcham is a place in the London Borough of Merton. ... Morden is a place in the London Borough of Merton. ... The former Nags Head pub Nags Head, Holloway is a locality in North London, in the Borough of Islington. ... New Malden is a suburban town and shopping centre mostly in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and partly in the London Borough of Merton, and is situated 9. ... Orpington is a place in the London Borough of Bromley. ... Paddington is an area in the west of London in the City of Westminster. ... Peckham is a place in the London Borough of Southwark. ... Penge is a place in the London Borough of Bromley. ... Pinner is a suburb in north-west London. ... Poplar is an area of the East End of London in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. ... Purley is a place in the London Borough of Croydon. ... Putney is a middle-class district in the London Borough of Wandsworth. ... Romford is a town in East London, England. ... Ruislip (pronounced rice-lip [raɪslɪp]) is a place in the London Borough of Hillingdon, in northwest London, England, immortalised in Leslie Thomass 1974 novel of suburbia, Tropic of Ruislip. ... Shepherds Bush is a district of West London in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, situated 4. ... Shoreditch Town Hall Shoreditch is a place in the London Borough of Hackney. ... Sidcup is a place in the London Borough of Bexley. ... Soho is an area of central Londons West End in the borough the City of Westminster. ... Southall Broadway, November 2005 Glassy Junction pub, November 2005 For people named Southall, see Southall (surname) Southall is a London suburb in the London Borough of Ealing. ... Southgate is an area in the London Borough of Enfield. ... Stepney is a place in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. ... The Castle Climbing Centre, once the main Water Board pumping station. ... Stratford, historically Stratford Langthorne, is a place in the London Borough of Newham in East London. ... Streatham is a place in the London Borough of Lambeth. ... Surbiton is a suburban area of London situated in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. ... Sutton is the principal town in the London Borough of Sutton. ... Sydenham is a place, for the most part, in the London Borough of Lewisham; though some streets towards Crystal Palace Park and Penge are in the London Borough of Bromley, and some streets off Sydenham Hill are in the London Borough of Southwark. ... Teddington is a suburb of south west London, England and part of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. ... Thamesmead is a new town, more realistically a new suburb, in London built on the southern bank of the River Thames, 9. ... Tooting is a suburb in the London Borough of Wandsworth in south London. ... This article is about the London District, for the football (soccer) team: Tottenham Hotspur F.C. For other uses, see Tottenham (disambiguation). ... Twickenham is a leafy, affluent suburb in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in the south-west of London. ... Upminster is a place in the London Borough of Havering. ... Uxbridge is a place in the London Borough of Hillingdon in West London, England. ... Walthamstow is a town in the London Borough of Waltham Forest. ... Wandsworth is a largely middleclass town by the River Thames in south-west London. ... Wanstead is a place in the London Borough of Redbridge. ... Wapping Old Stairs, one of many points of access to the foreshore in the area. ... Wealdstone is a place in the London Borough of Harrow, north-west London. ... Welling is a district in the London Borough of Bexley. ... Wembley is a place in the London Borough of Brent. ... This article is about the borough called West Ham, for the football club, see West Ham United F.C. West Ham is in the London Borough of Newham located 6. ... Westminster is a district within the City of Westminster in London. ... Whitechapel is a place in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, United Kingdom. ... Willesden is an area in North West London which forms part of the London Borough of Brent. ... Wimbledon (pronounced ) is a suburb of London, part of the London Borough of Merton and located seven miles (11. ... Wood Green - or the Green as it is known to some of its residents - is a place in the London Borough of Haringey. ... Woodford is principally noteworthy for being the birthplace of the founder members of the notorious association who called themselves the Whores Drawers in the 1980s. ... Woolwich is a suburb in south-east London, England in the London Borough of Greenwich, on the south side of the River Thames, though the tiny exclave of North Woolwich (which is now part of the London Borough of Newham) is on the north side of the river. ...


Section 6: Capital Ring Walking Route Section 7:
Wimbledon Park Richmond upon Thames Osterley


A Capital Ring sign positioned near the Preston Road tube station. ... Wimbledon park is the second biggest park in the whole of the london borough of merton, it was renovated in the year 2001, with the help of the local council and the local millionnaire [Gemini Murthen]. The facilities provided within the park is ideal for the people living around it... Osterley is a place in the London Borough of Hounslow in South West London. ...


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