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Tourist Attractions in Richmond
Strawberry Hill House
Strawberry Hill House, built in Twickenham by Horace Walpole from 1749, is a Gothic Revival villa widely considered to be one of the best documented houses in the country, and in-turn amongst Richmond borough's finest tourist attractions.
Orleans House Gallery
Soaked in history, it's at the exquisite tourist attraction Orleans House where Richmond borough's premier public art gallery and the baroque Octagon Room, designed by the renowned architect James Gibb circa 1720, reside.
Mark D said
Don’t forget it’s the luxury Christmas Fair at Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham tomorrow. If you are looking for distinctive seasonal gifts, please come along. Its free admission and open from 2.00pm until 7.00pm. There will be free festive nibbles and mulled wine! Tomorrow is also the first day of the Stables Gallery Richmond Printmakers exhibition Points of View and you can visit the stunning Madge Gill: Medium & Visionary retrospective in the main gallery. 020 8831 6000 www.richmond.gov.uk/arts
Museum of Rugby
The Museum of Rugby at Twickenham Stadium is one of Richmond borough must-see tourist attractions for sports fans, housing the largest collection of rugby memorabilia in the world.
Amanda O said
Great pulling factor for Twickenham which should benefit many other businesses. Customers from all over the world visit this attraction and it may be worth have literature on other businesses in the museum area so if customers want to go for lunch they know where to go. A hidden gem in the area that could be used by local residents when they have family visiting.
Museum of Richmond
The Museum of Richmond at the Old Town Hall is a celebration of the rich heritage of Richmond, Ham, Petersham, Kew and other areas in the borough through colourful displays and exhibitions, an attraction suitable for all ages. Tourist Attractions - Richmond.
Hampton Court Palace
Possessing over 500 years of royal history, most closely associated with King Henry VIII's reign, the world renowned tourist attraction Hampton Court Palace allows you to explore its stunning interiors and gardens offering you an insight into Tudor life and royal excess. Within easy reach of both Richmond and Twickenham, it's a perfect day out for the family.
Mollie said
What a great day out we had here, a few things helped, the weather was great, there were staff in period costumes, and Oh, I had a 5 year old little girl who pretended she was a real princess for three hours, delightful. The maze is great too so be sure you dont miss it. The best thing is when you are there you feel a million miles away, but in reality it is a 5 min walk from a mainline.
The National Archives
The National Archives at Kew, Richmond, are home to around 1,000 years of British historical records from the Doomsday Book to the present day, including Shakespeare's will, Guy Fawkes' confession and the first American newspaper. [Tourist Attractions - Richmond]
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in Richmond upon Thames is a World Heritage Site and one of Richmond's top tourist attractions. It houses over 40,000 different species of plants and flowers.
joanna w said
Royal Botanic is the best place in London.You can spend there lovely time in Summer,Autumn,Winter and Spring.There are plants from all the world,fantastic glass houses,flowers,sculpters,restaurants,playground and concerts.You can organize nice picnik on the amazing .I highly recommended this place.Donʼt wait just go and check! Just reserve your all day for visiting that amazing garden.
Richmond Park
Richmond Park is the largest Royal Park in London, home to around 650 free roaming deer and a leading site for other forms of flora and forna. Having been designated as a National Nature reserve it's one of Richmond borough's premier attractions.
Bushy Park
Conveniently situated just north of Hampton Court Palace, Bushy Park is the second largest of the Royal Parks, possessing a distinct rural feel, and exeplifies Richmond's reputation as one of the greenest boroughs in London.
Nick T said
We're so lucky in Richmond to have not just Richmond Park but also Bushy Park - a great place for families, cyclists and runners. It's small enough not to get lost in, but walking around you always discover something new - like the Pheasantry Welcome Centre or the water gardens.
Ham House & Garden
Erected in 1610 with extensions throughout the 1670s, Richmond's Ham House, once home of the Duke and Duchess of Lauderdale, still posseses lavish interiors and a collection of art and furniture amongst it's many unique historical features.
Turk Launches
Great for any occasion, this fleet of traditional and modern luxury vessels from Turk Launches offers an exciting option for tourist attractions in the borough of Richmond. Enoy a boat ride along the beautiful River Thames with Turk Launches.
Milly F said
Just writing to say thank you. We had a great time aboard the Richmond Royale on Sunday. Spacious boat, great facilities and great staff. They even waited for us and a few of our guests, as some of us got really stuck in traffic getting to the pier, and we really appreciated it. David said it was a birthday party he will never forget! Thanks again
London Wetland Centre
Located on the banks of the River Thames in Barnes, London Wetland Centre is the best urban site in Europe to watch wildlife, a Site of Scientific Interest and an international award winning tourist attraction in Richmond upon Thames.
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