Car: not necessary
Mainline train services from Richmond and Kingston go into Central London, Wimbledon, Windsor and the South Coast.
Despite the 15 miles between Richmond-upon-Thames and the centre of London, travel from one to the other takes a mere 15 minutes by fast train service. These are available from the frankly amazing Waterloo train station, which represents the busiest station in the whole of the United Kingdom.
Walk into the riverside town of Richmond: Touted by many as the most attractive borough in London, Richmond-upon-Thames has been popular with the rich and famous, as well as royalty, for centuries.
We are 2 kilometres from Richmond upon Thames (a 25 minute walk down the Thames tow path ( 10 minute bus journey)
The River Thames runs through the heart of the borough for 21 miles linking Hampton Court Palace, Richmond town centre and Kew Gardens with central London. It has beautiful Royal parks and historic houses, theatres, museums and galleries rich with exhibits and town centres bursting with shops and restaurants, the borough rivals anywhere in London.
Great shopping in historic market town of Kingston: We are also 2 kilometres from the historic market town of Kingston upon Thames with its excellent shopping centre and rich variety of attractions on its doorstep including two Royal Parks (Richmond and Bushy) and numerous historic houses and gardens. There are also three theme parks, Chessington World of Adventures, Thorpe Park and Legoland within less than an hour’s drive. Kingston has almost three miles of one of the most attractive stretches of the River Thames. There are pubs and restaurants along the riverside, boat trips during the summer months and a wide variety of craft for hire. There are walks and cycle routes to Hampton Court, Teddington and Richmond along some of the most picturesque stretches of the Thames.
Golf: Richmond Park public golf course - no membership required.
Other Activities: Rowing, kayaking, polo