Nestling against a less industrial part of the River Thames than you’ll find in central London, and characterised by fabulous green spaces, Richmond is an affluent residential district in south west London. Serviced apartments in Richmond put you in one of London’s most desirable areas, popular with families, and within easy reach of both central London and the Surrey countryside. Richmond is famous for its park, where deer roam freely and picnics are popular. It’s also the place to choose serviced apartments if you wish to visit the infamous botanical and nature collections and events at Kew Gardens or attend a rugby match at Twickenham.
Richmond serviced apartments appeal to families visiting London for a vacation who want to experience London life without the intense busyness of Central London. Richmond serviced apartments are also popular with a range of business travellers, especially those looking for extended stays with good Central London and West London connections. The beauty of serviced apartments in Richmond is that they put you in a greener and more tranquil area than more central areas. You will always be a short walk from a green space. Nonetheless, it’s a vibrant and dynamic area with plenty to see and do. Technically known as Richmond Upon Thames, Richmond is characterised by its proximity to the Thames, with 10 miles of it running through the borough. It has a bustling and affluent high street and has long been a popular spot for royalty. All the while, you are just 20 minutes from London Waterloo. Richmond serviced apartments are varied and include complete family homes through to contemporary and executive apartments.
Explore the best that Richmond has to offer before you book your stay.
Come and wonder at the impressive galleries, rooms and grounds at Hampton Court Palace. Whether you’re a Henry VIII buff or simply love English history, Hampton Court is a must. The grounds are extensive and there are self-guided tours and events suitable for all of the family.
A stay in Richmond wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Royal Botanic Gardens, more affectionately known simply as Kew Gardens. There are 500 acres to explore and you’ll also find Europe’s most extensive seed conservation project here. Marvel in the orchid house or get a head for heights on the Treetop Walkway. There’s a wonderful Children’s Garden too and many opportunities to let little ones explore and run wild.
For a Georgian experience, visit the English Heritage site Marble Hill house. The interiors are beautifully conserved and you’ll feel fully immersed in the story of Henrietta Howard.
In 2023, the Pope’s Grotto will be open to the public more frequently. If you are staying in serviced apartments in Richmond, and your stay coincides with an open day, then it’s well worth coming to see this 1720 grotto in Twickenham.
In Teddington, you can find the Landmark Arts Centre which always has a varied programme of exhibitions, events and workshops. It’s a wonderful community and it’s definitely worth checking out what’s on.
It’s easy to dismiss non-central London locations when it comes to museums, but you mustn’t overlook the incredible museums in Richmond. Fascinating museums in the borough include the World of Rugby Museum (at Twickenham, of course!), the Twickenham Museum, Museum or Richmond, Langdon Down Museum and the Eel Pie Island Museum.
Ham House and Gardens is a wonderful National Trust property in Richmond. Described as a 17th century treasure trove, this is a wonderful property to explore. The Cherry Garden is particularly delightful and The Plats are well worth a visit in spring when the crocuses, tulips and wildflowers transform the lawns.
Richmond is famous for its park and it’s easily reached by foot from the town centre. The views are lovely, especially from Richmond Hill, and the deer are the stars of the show, but you should also come here to enjoy the woodlands, ponds and other wildlife that the park has to offer. Bring a picnic!
Summer visitors to Richmond looking for an authentic English experience should pack a picnic and come and watch cricketers on the green at Richmond Green. There are lots of pubs around the Green, so you can also grab a pint and watch the world go by.
You aren’t short of fantastic places to eat and drink in Richmond. Your Richmond serviced apartment will have plenty of choice nearby.
There are too many great pubs in Richmond to list them all. However, we recommend trying out true British pub life at the following establishments. The White Cross has a fantastic beer garden overlooking the River Thames. The White Swan Pub is wonderful, particularly if you visit when the wisteria is blooming and you walk down Old Palace Lane to get there. The Cricketers is a very old inn overlooking the Green. The Roebuck gives excellent views from Richmond Hill. The Pitcher & Piano is a chain pub but does have great views of the river.
Hugely popular with locals with good reason, the food is rustic but delicious and very authentic.
A Bavarian joint on the river, expect lots of beer and hearty food.
For delicate and vibrantly spice food, enjoy Diba – a cosy restaurant with an intimate feel.
For outstanding cocktails and contemporary food you’ll remember, you need to try Rock and Rose.
Gaucho is an Argentinian steakhouse on the riverside which is elegant and suitable for a special night out.
Richmond serviced apartments are popular for many reasons but one key reason is their accessibility. These apartments are located in Zone 4 and 5 which means it takes just 20 minutes by train to reach London Waterloo. Richmond is also just 30 minutes by car to Heathrow airport. It is 50 minutes to St Pancras with its Eurostar connections. The bus service in Richmond borough is also excellent.
Suitable for all travellers keen to find interesting attractions and plenty of green spaces close to central London, Richmond serviced apartments are a popular choice.
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