Richmond was recently voted one of the happiest places to live in 2009 by "The Evening Standard" and with its excellent links into Waterloo and the City coupled with historic Royal Parks & Palaces, chic boutiques, Michelin star restaurants and outstanding State and Independent Schools making this area extremely sought after for families and individuals alike of all ages.
Neighbouring areas of St Margaret’s, Kew & East Sheen are also very popular and all are within walking distance of the centre of Richmond.
South West Trains
20 minutes from Richmond Station to Waterloo
Fast access to north London & Stratford for the Olympics 2012
Approximately 20 minutes by car on the M4
Vineyard Infant & Primary School
Set in a semi rural environment on the crest of Richmond Hill and highly regarded in the local area, awarded “outstanding” in the 2009 Ofsted report.
Marshgate Primary School
A state of the art newly built state school with modern facilities on Sheen Road which was awarded “outstanding” in the 2009 Ofsted report.
Kings House Prep School
Independent Nursery and Prep School on King Road.
The German School
Hospitals and GP's
Kingston Hospital (A&E department)
Wimbledon Parkside Hospital
Private hospital offering a wide range of services across a breadth of medical and surgical specialities.
The Richmond Practise
Private GP and Consultant led practise situated in central Richmond. Offering dental, GP, Paediatrician, Obstetrics & Gynaecology. English and German speaking doctors.
Seymour House Surgery
Large NHS GP surgery based on Sheen Road
Richmond Hill has a number of chic boutiques such as Joseph, Zadig & Voltaire, Matches, MaxMara, Space NK, Whistles, Brora Cashmere as well as high street names such as Jigsaw, House of Fraser, Marks & Spencer, Gap and Waitrose.
The cult American lifestyle and food store, “Wholefoods” is due to open in later 2011/early 2012.
Eating & drinking
Along with high street favourites such as Pizza Express, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Cote and Zizzi’s, Richmond has some real culinary gems;
Awarded its 1st Michelin star in 2011, this delightfully quirky restaurant has a loyal following of admirers from all over London & Surrey.
Awarded its 1st Michelin star in 2010, the chic and glamorous Bingham Restaurant offers the very best in British food whilst enjoying unrivalled views over the River Thames from its Riverside setting.
Richmond’s only Bavarian outdoor restaurant serving a wide range of Munich beer and food on the Thames towpath just along from Richmond Bridge. Very popular with families.
An institution in Richmond, only moments from “The Green”, serving authentic Italian fare for take away/eat in.
Situated between the tranquil Royal Richmond Park and the hustle and bustle of the town centre, this lovely pub offers excellent dining and a large garden with their very own hens!
One of the widest open spaces in London and home to the English Royal Ballet School, Pembroke Lodge and deer. Cycling is very popular along with horse riding and there are designated trails for both activities.
The Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew is one of the worlds leading botanical centres offering a fun day out for all ages.
Pools on the Park
Situated in the Old Deer Park offering indoor and outdoor swimming.
Twickenham – The home of English Rugby and the RFU.
Various rowing and boating clubs are based on Petersham Road and along from Richmond Bridge.