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Sports & Leisure

Richmond provides the perfect opportunity for those who prefer an active lifestyle. The borough’s ‘green’ location on the banks of the river Thames have made it home to numerous sailing, rowing and canoeing clubs and a recent survey showed the borough’s residents to be among the most active in England.

Your Richmond - Twickenham RugbyThe borough boasts several golf courses, both nine and eighteen hole, and has clubs for all manner of sports including rugby, cricket and football.  The borough also has a number of open-air swimming pools and martial arts centres as well as many miles of cycle paths.

The local council maintains a number of playing fields and tennis courts across the borough and these are open to public use throughout the year.

Your Richmond welcome any news or feedback on any sports clubs in Richmond Borough.  If the sport you’re interested in is not listed here let us know by e-mailing us on [email protected] and we’ll be happy to add details of any local clubs.

The Area

Your Richmond - Hampton Court PalaceExtending either side of the river Thames in South West London, from Hampton Court in the west to Hammersmith in the east, Richmond is unique among the boroughs of London.  Boasting over 5,000 acres of open spaces, including the Royal parks of Richmond and Bushy, and 20 miles of picturesque riverside, Richmond is among the most attractive of London’s boroughs.  With its rail and bus links to central London, its shops, bars & restaurants, and its rich cultural heritage dating back centuries, Richmond truly is the place to be, whether it’s to live, work, or simply to visit.

The London Borough of Richmond is dominated by its numerous parks and gardens but there are also several major towns in the area including Hampton, Richmond, Teddington and Twickenham, the world famous home of England rugby.

Hampton

Hampton’s location near the River Thames and Bushy Park have made it a popular residential area for many years.  The town is also very close to the major shopping area of Kingston on the southern bank of the river.

The name Hampton is often associated with the magnificent palace of Cardinal Wolesey, and later Henry VIII, at nearby Hampton Court.  In more modern times, Hampton is home to the borough’s only senior level football team while also boasting an outdoor swimming pool for those looking to swim in the open air, without catching cold.

The schools of the Hampton area are known for their excellence in both the academic and sporting arenas.

Richmond

Richmond is the principal town of the borough and has been an important centre for centuries. As a home to royalty in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries Richmond became a fashionable place to live and this trend very much continues to this day. With Richmond Park to the east and south, Old Deer Park to the north and the riverside terraced gardens to the west, it is easy to understand the attraction.

The town boasts numerous boutiques and high-street stores, and also a wealth of cafés, bars & a variety of restaurants catering to almost any taste. Richmond also offers a considerable amount through its museums, galleries and theatres. There are also three cinemas in the town showing main stream as well as independent and off beat films.

Richmond Park

your richmond - image of stag in richmond parkRichmond Park is the largest of London’s Royal parks, covering nearly 2,400 acres. The park was originally created as a hunting park by Charles I who had set up court in Richmond to avoid the plague in London. Much of the park’s beauty is in its varied landscape of grassland, areas of bog and bracken, wetland, woodland and ancient parkland. Added to this are the over 600 deer who freely roam the park and add much to the scenery.
The park provides for a variety of activities such as walking, cycling and riding. There are also two eighteen hole golf courses, the Dukes course and the Princes course, at Richmond Park golf club which is found just inside the park’s Roehampton gate.

Teddington

Up-river of both Richmond & Twickenham is the town of Teddington. While mainly residential, Teddington boasts the longest lock on the river Thames and marks the tidal limit of that river though the town’s name does not derive from the term ‘Tide’s End Town.’  The town is home to Teddington Studios and also Bushy Park which is the second largest Royal Park in London behind the nearby Richmond Park. Like its neighbour the park is home to several herds of deer.

Twickenham

For many, the name of Twickenham is synonymous with the sport of rugby. The impressive Twickenham stadium is the headquarters of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and home of the England team.  It has played host to almost a hundred years of internationals.

There are also many concerts at Twickenham stadium with The Rolling Stones, The Police and The Eagles all playing there in recent years. It is perhaps due to the stadium’s proximity, and the large crowds that are involved, that the town has such a disproportionately large number of pubs and restaurants.

your richmond - marble hill parkThe stadium is however only part of Twickenham life with the tranquil riverside, secluded York House gardens and nearby Marble Hill Park providing a very different, more relaxing environment.  Not far from the town centre, to the west, is the attractive Twickenham Green with a number of eateries and watering holes surrounding it. The Green often plays hosts to games of cricket and rugby.

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Services

There are all manner of services and amenities in Richmond Borough and, whatever your needs, the Your Richmond directory will help you find them.

If you have any businesses or traders you’d like to recommend, comment on or that you fell should be included in this Richmond local information source do please contact us. The only criteria we have is that they must be found within the borough of Richmond.

Where a business has a full listing please feel free to rate your experience by clicking the appropriate star.  The score will update automatically to reflect the average rating.

The services in Your Richmond are listed alphabetically in the following groups: A – J, K – R and S – Z

A – J

Accountants
Architects
Bicycle Shops
Boat Hire
Building Contractors
Car & Van Hire
Carpenters
Chemists
Chimney Sweeps
Cinemas
Cleaners
Dentists
Dieting
DIY Stores
Doctors
Dog Walking
Double Glazing
Drainage
Driving Instructor
Electricians
Engineering Services
Estate Agents
Farmers’ Markets
Fencing
Florists
Formal Wear
Garages, MOT’s
Garden Centres
Gardening Services
Glaziers
Graphic Designers
Horse Riding
Hospitals

K – R

Laundry Services
Leaflet Distribution
Libraries
Locksmiths
Loft Conversions
Martial Arts
Members of Parliament
Nannies
Nurseries
Opticians
Outside Caterers
Painters
Party Planners
Pest Control
Photographers
Plasterers
Plumbers
Police Stations
Printers
Property Services
Public Houses
Recycling Centres
Removal Services
Restaurants
Richmond Borough Council (LBRUT)
Roofing Contractors
Rubbish Removal

S – Z

Sandwich Shops & Delivery
Schools
Skip Hire
Solicitors
Sports Shops
Storage
Surveyors
Telephone Answering Services
Textile Design
Theatres
Tilers
Tool Hire
Travel Agents
Vets
Virtual Office Services
Waste Disposal
Web Site Designers
Weight Loss
Window Cleaners