Skip to main content

Richmond Shopping Area Guide - Church Street to Red Lion Street via Kew Road and George Street

Richmond, London, TW9 1EZ

View Accessibility Symbols

Accessibility Symbols

For more information about what these symbols mean, view our Accessibility Symbols Guide.

Close this popup window.

Access Guide

Show Easy Read

Introduction

  • This guide describes part of the shopping and leisure area in Richmond Town Centre.
    It covers the area from Kew Road next to the Orange Tree Hotel in the north, from the junction with Church Road, through The Quadrant and George Street to the junction with Red Lion Street in the south.
    The street is approximately 650m (0.4 miles) long and It takes approximately 10 minutes to walk.
    There are shops and restaurants on both sides of the shopping street.
    There are several crossings along the route.
    There is several slight and steep slopes throughout the route.
    The pathways have some uneven sections throughout the route.
    There are raised manhole covers on the pathway in many sections throughout.
    There are several bus stops along the route.

Getting Here

  • By Car
  • The shopping area described is in Richmond, south west London.
  • All the streets described form part of the A307 which continues north becoming Kew Road towards Kew Bridge.
  • It also connects to the A316 Twickenham Road which connects to the Thames to the west.
  • To the south the A307 continues as Petersham Road parallel with the Thames.
  • Note that the southern section of George Street and The Quadrant is one-way traffic, south to north.
  • By Bus
  • The shopping area is served by multiple bus routes connecting with Richmond Station and surrounding areas.
  • For help with planning your route please click here (opens in new tab)
  • By Train
  • TFL Overground - Richmond Station is the south-western terminus of the line which connects with Stratford through Highbury and Islington.
  • Southwestern Rail - Richmond station is served by services from Waterloo through Clapham Junction towards Windsor and the south west.
  • There is step-free access to all platforms by lift.
  • Staff are available to assist with boarding ramps.
  • By Underground
  • Richmond Station is also a terminus of the District Line.
  • There is step-free access to all platforms by lift.
  • Staff are available to assist with boarding ramps.

Parking

  • Car Parks
  • There is long-stay parking at Richmond Railway Station Car Park, TW9 1EZ. Photographs 1-5 show the parking at the Railway Station.
  • There is long-stay parking on Drummond Place and is operated by NCP, TW9 1DN. Photograph 6 shows the entrance to the car park from Kew Road.
  • There is short-stay parking (up to 2 hours) at Richmond Riverside car park, TW9 1TH.
  • On-street Parking
  • Most of the roads in the shopping area have double yellow lines where parking is not permitted except for limited times in marked bays.
  • There is a Blue Badge bay available on The Quadrant next to Tesco. Photograph 7 shows the Blue Badge bay.
  • Please see local signs for further details on parking areas.

Junction - Kew Road and Church Road

  • There is a pedestrian controlled crossing point on Kew Road, near to Carluccio's and the Orange Tree Hotel.
  • Photograph 3 shows the Orange Tree Hotel.
  • There are dropped kerbs on both sides of the road and a central refuge with a level surface. All are marked with tactile paving.
  • Photographs 1, 2, 4 and 5 show the crossing.
  • The crossing has audible and visual signals and rotating cones underneath the controls for visually impaired users.
  • The road can be crossed in two stages.
  • The pavement on both sides of the road in this section are formed of concrete tiles.
  • The pavement on both sides is wide and level.

Church Road to Richmond Train Station Via Kew Road

  • The pavement on both sides of the road in this section are formed of concrete tiles.
  • The pavement on both sides are wide and on an easy slope uphill from Church Road to Richmond Train Station.
  • There are some uneven areas around the bases of the street trees (shown in photograph 6).
  • There are some obstructions along the pavement on both sides and these include signs, a cash point, railings, cycle racks and signboards (shown in photographs 5, 8, 10, 11, 13, 17 and 20).
  • There is a crossing on the left pavement just before Subway and opposite Carluccio's.
  • This crossing has dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides (shown in photograph 3 show this crossing).
  • There are several bus stops available on both sides of the road (shown in photographs 13, 17, 19 and 20).
  • There is a taxi rank available opposite the train station on Kew Road (shown in photograph 22).

Richmond Train Station to Drummonds Place via Kew Road

  • There is a pedestrian controlled crossing point on Kew Road, opposite the train station and Sainsbury's.
  • There are dropped kerbs on both sides of the road marked with tactile paving.
  • The crossing has audible and visual signals and rotating cones underneath the controls for visually impaired users (shown in photographs 7-11).
  • The pavement on both sides of the road in this section are formed of concrete tiles.
  • The pavement on both sides are wide and on an easy slope uphill as you pass Richmond Train Station and then becomes and easy slope downhill towards Drummonds Place.
  • There are some steps on the pathway on the left side of the road next to Richmond Train Station. These steps are a short cut to Sainsbury's, Costa and Foxton.
  • There are 5 medium height steps that have a handrail on both sides (shown in photographs 1 and 2).
  • The pathway next to the steps allows you to bypass these steps using an easy slope (shown in photograph 3).
  • There is a crossing on the left pathway as you reach Drummonds Place.
  • This crossing has dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides (shown in photographs 14 and 15).

Drummonds Place to The Quadrant via The Quadrant A307

  • The pavement on both sides of the road in this section are formed of concrete tiles.
  • The pavement on both sides of the road are on an easy to steep slope downhill from Drummonds Place toward The Quadrant.
  • The pavement on the left side as you approach The Railway Tavern becomes narrow and a steep downhill slope until you pass McDonalds where it becomes an easy downhill slope again.
  • Photographs 1 and 2 show the steep slope.
  • There are some obstructions along the pavement on both sides and these include signs, bins, railings and signboards (shown in photographs 4, 5, 7, 8 and 10)
  • There is a crossing on the right pathway to cross Quadrant Road between Lloyds Bank and Halifax. This crossing had dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides (shown in photographs 8 and 9).

Junction - The Quadrant

  • There is a three way junction where The Quadrant, Sheen Road (The Square) and Duke Street meet.
  • There is a large triangular pedestrian refuge at the centre of the junction.
  • There are pedestrian controlled crossing points between this refuge and both sides of The Quadrant (outside Lululemon and Marsh and Parsons).
  • There is also a crossing between the refuge and George Street (outside Itsu).
  • South of the junction, there is also a crossing outside Itsu connecting both sides of George Street (shown in photographs 5 and 6).
  • All the crossing points have a flush surface or slight dropped kerbs marked by tactile paving.
  • The crossings have audible and visual signals with rotating cones beneath the controls for visually impaired users.
  • Photographs 1-8 show the crossings.
  • The pavement on both sides of the road in this section are formed of concrete tiles.
  • The pavement on both sides of the road is now level as you reach The Quadrant.

The Quadrant Triangle Shopping Area

  • The pavement on both sides of the road in this section are formed of concrete tiles.
  • The pavement on both sides of the road is level with some easy slopes throughout.
  • There are some obstructions along the pavement on both sides and these include signs, cash point, railings, cycle racks, signboards and outdoor seating (shown in photographs 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12).
  • Most of The Quadrant is pedestrianised and has several shops and restaurants such as Tesco, Pret A Manger, Leon and Whole Foods.

The Quadrant to Victoria Place via George Street A307

  • The pavement on both sides of the road in this section are formed of concrete tiles.
  • The pavement on both sides of the road is level with some easy slopes throughout.
  • There are some obstructions along the pavement on both sides and these include signs, cash point, railings, cycle racks and signboards (shown in photographs 1, 2, 5, 6 and 8).
  • There is a bus stop on the pathway on the right next to Topshop (shown in photographs 8 and 10).

Victoria Place to Red Lion Street via George Street A307

  • The pavement on both sides of the road in this section are formed of concrete tiles.
  • The pavement on both sides of the road is level with some easy slopes throughout.
  • There are some obstructions along the pavement on both sides and these include signs, signboards and bins (shown in photographs 7, 8, 10 and 11).
  • There is a pedestrian crossing next to House of Fraser and Marks & Spencer on George Street A307.
  • There are dropped kerbs on both sides of the road with a level surface. All are marked with tactile paving.
  • The crossing has audible and visual signals and rotating cones underneath the controls for visually impaired users.
  • Photographs 11, 12, 13 and 14 show the crossing.

Junction - Red Lion Street, George Street, King Street and Water Lane

  • There is a three way junction where George Street and Red Lion Street meet.
  • There is a large triangular pedestrian refuge at the centre of the junction.
  • There are pedestrian controlled crossing points between this refuge and both sides of George Street and Red Lion Street.
  • All the crossing points have a flush surface or slight dropped kerbs marked by tactile paving.
  • The crossings have audible and visual signals with rotating cones beneath the controls for visually impaired users.
  • Photographs 1-7 shown the crossing.
  • There is a crossing on Water Lane that has dropped kerbs but no tactile paving (shown in photograph 8).
  • There is a zebra crossing on King Street by House of Fraser (shown in photographs 9 and 10). This crossing has dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • The pavement on both sides of the road in this section are formed of concrete tiles.
  • The pavement on both sides of the road are level and becomes and easy then a steep slope as you approach Red Lion Street.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are no public toilets in Richmond Town Centre.
  • There is an accessible toilet in Richmond Train Station.
  • Other shops and restaurants may have facilities for customer use.
  • Please see related access guides for details.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • There are no public toilets in Richmond Town Centre.
  • There are standard toilets in Richmond Train Station.
  • Other shops and restaurants may have facilities for customer use.
  • Please see related access guides for details.

Access Guides Available For (Richmond Shopping Area)