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Richmond upon Thames is one of the most beautiful areas to visit in south-west London. It has been a favourite retreat for royalty, the wealthy and famous over hundred years and is one of London’s most attractive boroughs. It was created in 1965 and is surrounded by many famous attractions such as Kew Gardens, Hampton Court Palace and Twickenham Stadium. The River Thames itself runs for at least 10 miles through the borough passing Hampton Court, Kingston, Teddington, Twickenham, Richmond, Syon House and Kew. Many local and international visitors come to Richmond upon Thames to experience all the local attractions and wonderful sightseeing spots from royal parks, theatres and museums to historical houses and town centres. If you’re looking for hotels near Richmond Upon Thames, Clayton Hotel Chiswick is just 6 minutes away on the tube. The area is ideal for a weekend getaway or a fantastic family day trip.
There are plenty of great restaurants, bars and pubs to be found on the beautiful Thames. Visitors who come to Richmond upon Thames can enjoy beautiful scenic surroundings with stunning views along the river as well as quality riverside restaurants and cafes.
The Great River Race 2016
London’s River Marathon happens every year. This is a spectacular boat race up the River Thames and attracts over 330 crews from all over the world! It is one of biggest events in London with over 300,000 spectators coming to enjoy the race. The race goes from London Docklands to Ham House West London, a total of 21.6 miles. It is a great day out for both competitors and audiences alike who can enjoy a strong competition with festive cheer, laughter and charity stunts during the day. Plan your stay and come and experience the fabulous River Race on the 3rd September 2016.