Although central London is a short distance away, the suburb of Richmond merits further exploration due to its idyllic parks and the aesthetically pleasing architecture that surrounds it. London’s largest Royal Park, Richmond Park, stretches over 2,500 acres and contains everything from free roaming deer to exotic plants and flowers. Richmond Park hosts a variety of different seasonal activities throughout the year- consulting the timetable on their website is recommended.
The Isabella Plantation, located in Richmond Park, contains breath taking, kaleidoscopic vista of exotic flowers from across the globe. In the spring time, there are few more tranquil sites in London.
Historically, Richmond has close connections with the royal family. Such a history-along with a broader history of the surrounding area- is located in Richmond Museum. A veritable hidden gem, Richmond Museum offers a peerless insight into the developments of the district since its inception in the 16th century.
Nestled in leafy Richmond Green, the Richmond Theatre has gained a reputation of excellence. Providing a variety of events ranging from plays, musicals, ballets, pantomime, and comedy shows, Richmond Theatre is architecturally stunning.