Things to do in Richmond
Richmond is a leafy suburb with a population of approximately 25,000. Founded in the late 16th-century following the construction of Richmond Palace, in recent years Richmond has transformed into a popular destination for those seeking accommodation not too far from central London. Richmond is close to numerous attractions including:
Kew Gardens: home to the largest collection of living plants in the world, it attracts more than 1.5 million visitors each year.
Ham House: a stately 17th-century home which lies a short walk away from Richmond, on the banks of the River Thames, It is home to a large collection of paintings, textiles and artifacts which date back 400 years. Ham House is also considered one of the most haunted houses in the country.
Richmond Park: a sprawling, walled park which served as a 17th-century hunting ground. It is inhabited by hundreds of deer today.