Richmond is a fine borough in the southwest of London not very far from my home, it’s the ideal place to spend an afternoon. For centuries, Richmond was home to the country’s royal family. Now the town of Richmond has been a popular destination for German expatriates and German British since at least the 19th century.
The Thames-side walkway Buccleuch passage provides access to residences, pubs and terraces, and various greens, lanes and footpaths through Richmond park, for a lovely Sunday walk. (You can also rent a boat to Big Ben or Hampton Court Palace.)
Richmond Park is a National Nature Reserve and deer park with 650 Red and Fallow deer roaming freely since 1637. The deer have played a major role in the park’s history and have shaped the landscape too. It’s the perfect place to shut out London. You can make a detour to Isabella Plantation, very flowery in spring. And enjoy Saint Paul Cathedral from King Henry’s Mount. Feel free to visit the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, which is only a few bus stops away.
If you have read my Hampstead post you will find that Richmond is quite similar with its achitecture.
At the end of this post you will find the photos location on a map! (You can save it on your smartphone if you browse it on google map, very useful.)
We’ll end here with a sublime sunset over Richmond Hill with a drink from The Roebuck pub just across the street!
So, how do you find Richmond? If it’s on your list for your next visit to London,
don’t hesitate to check the places below 😉