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About London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

Richmond upon Thames, a jewel in London’s crown. Probably London's most attractive borough, it has long been a favourite retreat for Royalty and the rich and famous. 

The River Thames runs for over 10 miles through the borough, linking Hampton Court Palace, Richmond Town Centre and Kew Gardens with London. Richmond rivals anywhere in London with its beautiful Royal Parks and open spaces, historic houses, theatres, museums, galleries, exhibits and town centres bursting with life.

Richmond is situated 10 miles southwest of Central London and can be accessed by tube, train, bus, car, bike, boat and foot. With easy access and a world to see and do, Richmond upon Thames provides the perfect getaway.

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Visit Richmond has all of the best information about where to go, what to eat and where to stay in Richmond, find out about the borough on their website:

Richmond AID are a local charity that provides advice and information and promotes independent living, read more on their website:

RUILS supports disabled adults and children and the elderly by providing advice, information and activities , find out more on their website:

Friendly Parks for All - the Richmond Council Parks Team is working to improve the impact, reach and quality of access to parks and open spaces in the borough to residents who experience barriers to access.Find out more on their website: