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3 Days in Richmond-upon-Thames

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A short train ride from the centre of London brings you to one of London’s prettiest and greenest boroughs. Royal parks, historic attractions, a river running through it, oh and did I mention the rugby? Richmond-upon-Thames is one area that has it all.

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Like a Local

30 Places

3 City Tips

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30 Places

Day 1

Pembroke Lodge

Restaurants

Richmond Park

Parks

Isabella Plantation

Gardens, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Parks

The Tea Box

Restaurants

Beirut Street Kitchen

Restaurants

Richmond Theatre

Theatres

Stein's

Restaurants

The Farmery - British Frozen Yoghurt

Restaurants

Ham House

Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, History Museums

Ham Polo Club

Horse Tracks

The Britannia

Restaurants

Day 2

Ruben's Bakehouse

Restaurants

Twickenham Stadium

Arenas & Stadiums

World Rugby Museum

History Museums, Speciality Museums

Lulu'z

Restaurants

Marble Hill House

Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, History Museums

Strawberry Hill House

Architectural Buildings, History Museums, Gardens

Orleans House Gallery

Art Galleries

The Three Kings

Restaurants

Day 3

Barnes Village

Neighbourhoods

Fresh Cafe

Restaurants

Barnes Green

Nature & Wildlife Areas, Parks

Orange Pekoe

Restaurants

Sips & Bites

Restaurants

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Gardens

Kew Palace

Architectural Buildings, Historic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Old Deer Park

Nature & Wildlife Areas

Newens The Original Maids of Honour

Restaurants

Hampton Court Palace

Castles, Historic Sites, Mysterious Sites, Gardens

The Petersham Restaurant

Restaurants

FollowingtheRivera's City Tips

  • Visit Twickenham Stadium to get a beginner's insight into the world of rugby.
  • Wear appropriate footwear and clothing for exploring the grand Richmond Park.
  • Purchase an Oyster Card and use the great public transport links to get around the borough.
    Day 1
  • Pembroke Lodge
    Restaurants (Healthy, Cafe, British)
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    FollowingtheRivera Says:

    A popular venue for weddings and special occasions, Pembroke Lodge offers more than simply a location to exchange nuptials. A Grade II listed Georgian mansion, the lodge is also home to the Tea Rooms where you can sample homemade sandwiches, cakes, salads, and cream teas.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • The Tea Rooms are open from 9am to 5.30pm every day (30 minutes before dusk if that happens earlier) except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
    • There are no reservations for the Tea Rooms, so just turn up.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #17 of 261 restaurants in Richmond
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Magic gem & wonderdul staff 08/11/2018
    • Excellent views but overpriced food 04/11/2018
    • Pembroke Lodge
    Address:
    Pembroke Lodge Richmond Park
    Richmond TW10 5HX
    England
    Phone:
    +44 20 8940 8207
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 17:00
    Other:
  • Richmond Park
    Parks
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    FollowingtheRivera Says:

    It would be impossible to visit Richmond and not come across its wonderful and truly enormous park. The largest of all Royal Parks in London, Richmond Park was originally envisioned as a deer park by Charles I. Today, it is not only still home to many deer (630 Red and Fallow varieties) but it also stands as a National Nature Reserve, a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a European Special Area of Conservation. Any travellers planning on visiting in the autumn might witness the course of nature taking place. Autumn is traditionally breeding season for the deer, meaning plenty of roaring, barking and clashing antlers.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Visitors are advised to keep at least a 50 meter distance from the deer, particularly in breeding season.
    • Hire a bike from Parkcycle, which is located at the Roehampton Gate car park, and cycle along the trails in the park.
    • Deer are not the only wildlife that reside in the park. Keen birdwatchers should keep a lookout for kestrels and owls, and resident mammals include foxes, rabbits and voles.
    • The park is open from 7am in the summer and 7.30am in the winter. Check the website for any upcoming events that may be taking place prior to your visit.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 32 things to do in Richmond
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A fabulous park 17/11/2018
    • Beautiful park 11/11/2018
    • Richmond Park
    Phone:
    +44 300 061 2200
    Other:
  • Isabella Plantation
    Gardens, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Parks
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    FollowingtheRivera Says:

    Flora and fauna enthusiasts will certainly enjoy a rendezvous in the Isabella Plantation located within Richmond Park. A 40-acre woodland garden renowned for its collection of azaleas, rhododendrons, and trees, the plantation was first opened to the public in 1953. Open all year round, there are four trails to choose from, varying in distance. The trails are also colour-coded within the garden to make it easier to stick to the desired path.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Take the number 85 or K3 bus routes to reach Isabella Plantation.
    • The Plantation is wheelchair accessible and even has a motorised wheelchair for rent on weekdays between 9am and 3pm.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 32 things to do in Richmond
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Favourite part of the park 08/11/2018
    • Do not miss this on your visit to Richmond Park! 27/10/2018
    • Isabella Plantation
    Address:
    Richmond Park
    Richmond TW10 5HX
    England
    Other:
  • The Tea Box
    Restaurants (British)
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    FollowingtheRivera Says:

    In the UK, any time is tea time, but at the Tea Box, tea takes on a whole new meaning. Sample a traditional English afternoon tea that includes, among other treats, cucumber finger sandwiches, Devon scones and clotted cream, and of course, a pot of loose leaf tea. The Tea Box also celebrates all things tea-related, such as an alcohol infused Tipsy Tea cocktail and a green tea cake. Simply delicious.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Bookings are only accepted for the full-set afternoon tea.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • my favorite tea shop in the whole of London 13/03/2018
    • lovely unique tea shop 08/08/2016
    • The Tea Box
    Address:
    7 Paradise Road
    7 Paradise Road, TW9 1RX
    Richmond KT67UW
    England
    Phone:
    +44 20 8940 3521
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$31
    Hours:
    Wed
    09:00 - 21:00
    Thu
    09:00 - 18:30
    Fri
    09:00 - 22:00
    Sat - Tue
    09:00 - 18:30
    Other:
  • Beirut Street Kitchen
    Restaurants (Lebanese, Cafe, Fast food, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern)
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    FollowingtheRivera Says:

    Grab an authentic taste of Lebanon at the reasonably priced Beirut Street Kitchen. Try a stone baked Lebanese wrap (from their special oven) containing traditional ingredients like falafel, Lebanese spicy sausages or tabbouleh. Their coffee is also worth a try!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Weekday lunchtimes (12.30-2pm) can be particularly busy, so try going earlier or later to avoid the working crowd.
    • Enjoy your wrap al fresco at one of their outdoor tables.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #26 of 261 restaurants in Richmond
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Delicious sandwiches 17/08/2018
    • Falafel wrap! 16/08/2018
    • Beirut Street Kitchen
    Address:
    7 Lower George Street
    Richmond TW9 1HU
    England
    Phone:
    44106200
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    08:00 - 18:00
    Sat
    08:00 - 20:00
    Other:
  • Richmond Theatre
    Theatres
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    FollowingtheRivera Says:

    An ideal choice for fans of theatre as well as of architecture, Richmond Theatre is worth a visit - whether short or extended. The Victorian theatre, which opened 1899, is a masterpiece from the hand of English architect and designer, Frank Matcham. Fast forward to the present day, and the show listings have something suitable for all, including musicals and classic plays.

    Good for
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Check the website for details of current listings and go enjoy a show.
    • Take a walk along the nearby Richmond Waterfront. Pretty, tranquil and serene, especially in the summertime.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 32 things to do in Richmond
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Lovely tgeatee 03/11/2018
    • Why don't we go more often? 08/09/2018
    • Richmond Theatre
    Address:
    The Little Green
    Richmond TW9 1QJ
    England
    Phone:
    +44 844 871 7651
    Other:
  • Stein's
    Restaurants (German, European, Central European)
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    FollowingtheRivera Says:

    Stein's offers a Bavarian dining experience with a view of the Richmond waterfront. Satisfy your hunger with traditional pork sausages (wurst) served with sauerkraut and potatoes (mashed or pan-fried). Lager lovers will enjoy the imported beer from a Munich Oktoberfest brewery.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Save room for dessert. The Viennese apple strudel and the homemade baked cheese cake are particularly good.
    • Walk along the Richmond waterfront to Terrace Gardens. Follow the path to the top and admire the view from Landsdowne Gate.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #109 of 261 restaurants in Richmond
    • Good outdoor fun 08/10/2018
    • Delicious Dinner Experience! 04/10/2018
    • Stein's
    Address:
    Richmond Bridge
    Richmond TW10 6UX
    England
    Phone:
    +44 20 8948 8189
    Price range:
    US$0 - US$37
    Other:
  • The Farmery - British Frozen Yoghurt
    Restaurants
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    FollowingtheRivera Says:

    Ice cream, frozen yogurt, waffles and cupcakes... this sweet little cafe is a piece of heaven in Richmond. Great quality ingredients and generous portions - expect to loosen buttons on trousers after a visit. No wonder the Farmery is a favourite with locals.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • The peanut butter frozen yogurt is perfection in a cup!
    • Feed your inner glutton and opt for one of the yogurt and waffle combinations.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #206 of 261 restaurants in Richmond
    • Lovely food, atmosphere 30/09/2017
    • Overpriced with cheap ingredients 19/09/2017
    • The Farmery - British Frozen Yoghurt
    Address:
    49 The Quadrant
    Richmond TW9 1DN
    England
    Phone:
    +44 20 8948 6969
    Other:
  • Ham House
    Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, History Museums
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    FollowingtheRivera Says:

    A beautifully maintained 17th century house on the banks of the River Thames, Ham House and Gardens is a real treat for history and architecture enthusiasts. The purpose-built bathroom provides a fascinating snapshot of the bathing rituals of the Stuart era, and the impressive collection of paintings and furnishings is sure to delight art and history enthusiasts.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Make sure you visit the hands-on exhibition in the basement, where you will get a unique peek into what it was once like to work "below stairs" in a grand country house.
    • Visit the nearby Ham Polo Club. Visitors are welcome to watch a game on Sundays for a small fee. Dress code is smart casual.
    • The refurbished Orangery Cafe serves produce selected from the House's gardens and is a worthy option for visitors in need of some refreshment.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 32 things to do in Richmond
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A curious liitle gem of a house.. 14/11/2018
    • The house is BADLY let down by the cafe! 12/11/2018
    • Ham House
    Address:
    Ham House Ham Street
    Ham
    Richmond TW10 7RS
    England
    Phone:
    +44 20 8940 1950
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 17:00
    Other:
  • Ham Polo Club
    Horse Tracks
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    FollowingtheRivera Says:

    Established in 1926, Ham Polo Club is one of the oldest active polo clubs in Greater London. Visitors are welcome on match days (Sunday afternoons) and you can bring you own picnic to enjoy on the sidelines.

    Good for
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Match details, timings and admissions prices are regularly updated on the club’s website, so check in advance.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #21 of 32 things to do in Richmond
    • Great Family day out 17/09/2018
    • Delightful 10/09/2018
    • Ham Polo Club
    Address:
    Petersham Road
    Richmond, Surrey
    Richmond TW10 7AH
    England
    Phone:
    +44 20 8940 2020
    Other:
  • The Britannia
    Restaurants (Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub)
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    FollowingtheRivera Says:

    Tucked away in Brewer Lane The Britannia pub delivers more than its exterior promises. Along with the traditional ales and lagers you would expect to find at the bar, the Britannia's food is of restaurant style standard. Take a seat either in the beer garden or on the roof terrace.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Visit on a Sunday to sample a traditional roast lunch; the rib of Angus beef is very good.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #18 of 261 restaurants in Richmond
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fabulous Friday night 11/11/2018
    • Very nice pub. 08/11/2018
    • The Britannia
    Address:
    5 Brewers Lane
    Richmond TW9 1HH
    England
    Phone:
    +44 20 8940 9786
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$23
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 - 22:30
    Mon - Thu
    12:00 - 23:00
    Fri - Sat
    12:00 - 00:00
    Other:
  • Day 2
  • Ruben's Bakehouse
    Restaurants (Italian, Pizza, Cafe)
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    FollowingtheRivera Says:

    Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert, Ruben’s Bakehouse is one establishment that sits high on my list whenever I'm in Twickenham. Lovers of sourdough pizza baked in a wood fire oven will not be disappointed with the offerings, particularly my favourite, the Quattro Formaggi pizza.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Go for breakfast. The Bakehouse take on French toast spread with goodies such as Nutella and jelly is sinfully good.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #43 of 162 restaurants in Twickenham
    • The best pastries 18/11/2018
    • Morning visit 22/10/2018
    • Ruben's Bakehouse
    Address:
    52 Heath Road
    Twickenham TW1 4BX
    England
    Phone:
    +44 20 8892 9513
    Price range:
    US$8 - US$21
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:00 - 15:00
    Mon - Tue
    08:00 - 15:00
    Wed - Sat
    08:00 - 22:00
    Other:
  • Twickenham Stadium
    Arenas & Stadiums
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    FollowingtheRivera Says:

    For anyone unfamiliar with rugby, it is probably most similar to American football in that a ball may be carried, kicked, and thrown to fellow teammates. Sports enthusiasts will not be disappointed with a visit to the home of the England Rugby Union, Twickenham Stadium. Visit on match day or book a stadium tour, you will be sure to leave feeling better educated about the game.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • If you are looking to bring home a rugby shirt, boots or other souvenirs, stop by the stadium shop.
    • Twickenham is also a great live music venue. Check online which artists will be visiting during your stay.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 24 things to do in Twickenham
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • England Vs Japan 19/11/2018
    • England v All Blacks 19/11/2018
    • Twickenham Stadium
    Address:
    Whitton Road
    Twickenham TW2 7BA
    England
    Phone:
    +44 20 8892 8877
    Other:
  • World Rugby Museum
    History Museums, Speciality Museums
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    FollowingtheRivera Says:

    Staying with the rugby theme, the World Rugby Museum, located in the East Stand of Twickenham Stadium, delves further into the history of the sport. Tickets can be purchased solely for the museum, or as part of the stadium tour.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • The easiest way to travel to the stadium is via public transport, as parking nearby can be tricky.
    • The museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm, and 11am to 5pm on Sundays. It is closed on Mondays.
    • It is always a good idea to book the stadium tour in advance as it is a popular destination for schools and larger groups.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 24 things to do in Twickenham
    • Very interesting 30/09/2018
    • well worth the 2 hr trip Top marks 22/09/2018
    • World Rugby Museum
    Address:
    200 Whitton Road
    Twickenham TW2 7BA
    England
    Phone:
    +44 20 8892 8877
    Price range:
    US$41 - US$41
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 - 17:00
    Tue - Sat
    10:00 - 17:00
    Other:
  • Lulu'z
    Restaurants
    FollowingtheRivera Says:

    A short distance from Twickenham train station is local coffee shop and patisserie Lulu’z. While I don't know the story behind why there is a ‘z’ and not an ‘s’ at the end of the name, I do know that the fare served at cafe is popular for valid reasons. Whether you opt for a smoked salmon bagel or a free range omelette, Lulu’z is worth considering as a breakfast or brunch option.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Lulu’z has a short but substantial brunch menu. Try the veggie choice of portobello mushrooms and eggs on toast for a meat-free alternative.
    • The cafe is closed on Mondays.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Highly reommended by locals 25/04/2016
    • Amazing food and service 14/01/2016
    • Lulu'z
    Address:
    45 London Road
    Twickenham TW1 3SZ
    England
    Phone:
    +44 20 8892 9364
    Other:
  • Marble Hill House
    Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, History Museums
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    FollowingtheRivera Says:

    Twickenham has many places of historical interest to visit, and none grander than Marble Hill House. A Palladian villa set within 66 acres of parkland, the house is a peaceful retreat from the bustling streets of central London. Originally built for the mistress of King George II, Marble Hill House has been masterfully restored to showcase Georgian living at its finest.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Sample what's on offer at the Coach House cafe.
    • Pack a picnic and dine in the magnificent gardens.
    • The house can only be viewed by guided tour, so it is advisable to check the website to see which time suits you best. The tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 24 things to do in Twickenham
    • Vanity Fair 02/10/2018
    • Interesting tour 27/08/2018
    • Marble Hill House
    Address:
    Marble Hill House Marble Hill Park Richmond Road
    Twickenham TW1 2NL
    England
    Phone:
    +44 20 8893 5115
    Price range:
    US$12 - US$12
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 17:00
    Other:
  • Strawberry Hill House
    Architectural Buildings, History Museums, Gardens
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    FollowingtheRivera Says:

    Britain’s finest example of Georgian Gothic revival architecture, Strawberry Hill House is a striking villa that showcases many items from the collection of owner Horace Walpole. Restored in 2012 complete with magnificent renaissance glass, each room in the villa offers visitors an insight into Walpole’s eccentric and unique style. The nine acres of land surrounding the house are equally as pleasant, where the gardens have also been restored to their original appearance.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • The house operates a timed entry system, so visitors are advised to book tickets online to guarantee entry at a specific time.
    • Opening times can vary, particularly when events are on in the area. Check online before visiting.
    • Strawberry Hill House also hosts an array of events from twilight tours to musical concerts. Check the website for more information.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 24 things to do in Twickenham
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A weird and wonderful attraction... 19/11/2018
    • Spellbinding! 19/11/2018
    • Strawberry Hill House
    Address:
    268 Waldegrave Road
    Twickenham TW1 4ST
    England
    Phone:
    +44 20 8744 1241
    Price range:
    US$30 - US$30
    Hours:
    Mon - Thu
    12:00 - 18:00
    Fri
    12:00 - 22:00
    Sat - Sun
    11:00 - 18:00
    Other:
  • Orleans House Gallery
    Art Galleries
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    FollowingtheRivera Says:

    Orleans House Gallery was originally built as a residential dwelling, but today is a popular art gallery for local residents and visitors. The house - built in the Palladian style typical of the time - not only houses art exhibitions and works, but also has many activities ideal for adults and children.

    Good for
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Don’t forget to check out the latest exhibition on display at the Stables Gallery.
    • Take a coffee break in the stable-themed North Stables Cafe.
    • Parents can get creative with their children on Sunday afternoons at the drop-in sessions for children.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 24 things to do in Twickenham
    • Excellent exhibition 07/09/2018
    • Recent renovations make this a wonderful place to visit. 30/08/2018
    • Orleans House Gallery
    Address:
    Riverside
    Twickenham TW1 3DJ
    England
    Phone:
    +44 20 8831 6000
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    10:00 - 17:00
    Other:
  • The Three Kings
    Restaurants (Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub)
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    FollowingtheRivera Says:

    A family-friendly 'gastro' pub with a beer garden and live music every Saturday night, The Three Kings has something to satisfy everyone. Locally sourced ingredients are used to serve popular dishes such as herb crusted cod with Jersey potatoes, and British classic, apple and rhubarb crumble with vanilla custard. If your interests lie in the pub’s liquid offerings, the selection of wines, ales and cocktails should not disappoint.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Try one of the ales on tap from the local Twickenham brewery.
    • Get groovy on a Saturday night with some live music.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #31 of 162 restaurants in Twickenham
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Goto pub on match day (pre kick off) 20/11/2018
    • Fantastic Sunday roast and a warm welcome 04/11/2018
    • The Three Kings
    Address:
    42 Heath Road
    Twickenham TW1 4BZ
    England
    Phone:
    +44 20 8891 0050
    Price range:
    US$15 - US$32
    Other:
  • Day 3
  • Barnes Village
    Neighbourhoods
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    FollowingtheRivera Says:

    Exiting either Barnes Bridge or Barnes train station, the area certainly doesn't feel like London. The ‘village’ feel extends into Barnes Village, with its selection of independent shops, cafes and restaurants. Tree-lined streets and beautiful houses are the norm here, while the specialist shops along the high street reflect the growing Scandinavian community. The Barnes Trail (a short walk that incorporates Barnes Village) is circular, so start at whichever point is most convenient to you.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Look out for the oars that mark the Barnes Trail located at the train stations (Barnes and Barnes Bridge). The oars feature QR codes that can be scanned on a smartphone/tablet.
    • Cheese lovers will appreciate the selection on offer at the Real Cheese Shop.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #26 of 32 things to do in Richmond
    • hard to remember that you are in London 11/09/2018
    • Typical Britain 15/05/2018
    • Barnes Village
    Address:
    Barnes High Street
    Richmond SW13 9LW
    England
  • Fresh Cafe
    Restaurants (Cafe, British)
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    FollowingtheRivera Says:

    Voted the best coffee in Barnes - at least according to the blackboard outside the shop - Fresh Cafe is an independently run establishment pleasing locals and visitors alike. Offering visitors a deli-style menu, the cafe serves a wide variety of club sandwiches, omelettes, and salads.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Sip on a smoothie or a coffee - it's the best in Barnes!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #14,366 of 19,011 restaurants in London
    • Good coffee 05/01/2018
    • Best coffee and nice atmosphere to enjoy it! 24/09/2017
    • Fresh Cafe
    Address:
    4 Barnes High Street
    London SW13 9LB
    England
    Phone:
    +44 20 3609 3914
    Hours:
    Sun
    09:00 - 17:00
    Mon - Sat
    08:00 - 17:00
    Other:
  • Barnes Green
    Nature & Wildlife Areas, Parks
    FollowingtheRivera Says:

    A perfectly-sized park, Barnes Green only adds to the character of the village. With the pond as the focal point of the park, the Green is ideal for getting some essential peace and quiet.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Feed the ducks, they will thank you for it.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #1,186 of 1,854 things to do in London
    • Ducks 04/09/2017
    • Pretty and peaceful pond with baby swans 03/06/2016
    • Barnes Green
    Address:
    Barnes Green Day Centre Day Centre Church Road
    London SW13 9HE
    England
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    00:00 - 23:59
  • Orange Pekoe
    Restaurants (Cafe, British)
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    FollowingtheRivera Says:

    Tea, tea, and more tea is the star attraction at this Barnes tea room. Informal and inclusive, everyone is welcome (and really made to feel so) at Orange Pekoe. Serving the finest loose leaf teas from across the globe, the cafe does a superb afternoon tea, and reasonably priced too.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Cream Tea is served all day, while the Afternoon Tea is only served from 2pm to 5pm.
    • Add some fizz to your afternoon tea by adding a glass of Prosecco or Champagne to your order.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3,106 of 19,011 restaurants in London
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great cozy spot for breakfast 16/09/2018
    • Top tea selection. More than enough avocado! 22/07/2018
    • Orange Pekoe
    Address:
    3 White Hart Lane
    Barnes, London
    London SW13 0PX
    England
    Phone:
    +44 20 8876 6070
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    07:30 - 17:00
    Sat - Sun
    09:00 - 17:00
    Other:
  • Sips & Bites
    Restaurants (Cafe, Italian, Spanish, Wine Bar)
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    FollowingtheRivera Says:

    This deli-wine bar is located along the Barnes Trail on Castelnau, offers a wide range of specialities (mainly Italian) from around the world. Organically sourced, Sips & Bites serves coffees, salads, paninis, smoothies, traditional pasta dishes, a wide selection of cheese and charcuterie, and of course, wine.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Try one of the homemade Italian pastries.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #5,568 of 19,011 restaurants in London
    • Outstanding 22/10/2018
    • What a wonderful find! 11/07/2018
    • Sips & Bites
    Address:
    185 Castelnau
    London SW13 9ER
    England
    Phone:
    +44 20 8846 9939
    Price range:
    US$6 - US$13
    Hours:
    Sun
    09:00 - 17:30
    Mon - Fri
    07:30 - 19:30
    Sat
    08:00 - 19:30
    Other:
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
    Gardens
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    FollowingtheRivera Says:

    The Royal Botanic Gardens has plenty of iconic buildings and glasshouses such as the Princess of Wales Conservatory. It also has an arboretum with trees from around the globe, plus museums and galleries that house exhibitions all year round. Those keen on gaining a bird’s eye vista of the trees and the gardens below will definitely appreciate the treetop walkway. 18 meters high and 200 meters long, the walkway is an opportunity to observe nature and the wildlife at closer range.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • There are 118 steps to access the walkway. There is a lift however, for visitors that are disabled or mobility impaired.
    • Pushchairs and prams are not permitted on the walkway and must be left at ground level.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in Kew
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • My favourite place in the world 18/11/2018
    • Oasis of calm 15/11/2018
    • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
    Phone:
    +44 20 8332 5655
    Price range:
    US$23 - US$23
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 16:15
    Other:
  • Kew Palace
    Architectural Buildings, Historic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks
    FollowingtheRivera Says:

    A Grade I listed building within the grounds of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Palace is more a mansion than a palace. Step into the shoes of royalty as you explore the house that has been restored and maintained to resemble the house as it was in the days of Queen Charlotte. Entry to Kew Palace is included in the ticket price for the Royal Botanic Gardens.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Visit the Royal Kitchens - an area untouched since the death of Queen Charlotte in 1818.
    • Entrance to the palace is seasonal, so be sure to check the website in advance.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 32 things to do in Richmond
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Small but fascinating 23/09/2018
    • What an amazing place! 17/09/2018
    • Kew Palace
    Phone:
    +44 844 482 7788
    Other:
  • Old Deer Park
    Nature & Wildlife Areas
    FollowingtheRivera Says:

    Old Deer Park is another lovely green space in Richmond and is in close proximity to the Royal Botanic Gardens. The park serves as training ground for a number of local sports clubs, including the famed London Welsh Rugby Football Club and Richmond Cricket Club.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Visit the grade II listed Pools on the Park swimming pool if you fancy a swim, or a cup of coffee in the cafe.
    • The park has a couple of great play spaces for children and a weekly 5km park run that is free to join in.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #19 of 32 things to do in Richmond
    • up close with the deer 18/12/2017
    • Peace and quiet! 18/12/2017
    • Old Deer Park
    Address:
    Old Deer Park Twickenham Road
    Richmond TW9 2SL
    England
    Other:
  • Newens The Original Maids of Honour
    Restaurants (Cafe, British)
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    FollowingtheRivera Says:

    Established in Kew and an alleged favourite of King Henry VIII, the ‘Maids of Honour’ delicate tarts are handmade and hand baked on the premises. The bakery still adheres to its traditional methods of baking and serves quintessential English fare, such as homemade savoury pies, as well as my favourite, cream tea. If you enjoy a good picnic in the park, but not the hassle of arranging it yourself, the bakery can deliver a traditional English picnic hamper. Prices vary according to choice of picnic box, but the treats are certain to satisfy empty stomachs.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • Try the Maids of Honour Afternoon tea. Great value for the selection, plus you get to sample the infamous tart along with the other typical teatime treats on the menu.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #41 of 261 restaurants in Richmond
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Excellent hospitality and very tasty pastries 11/11/2018
    • Good for a visit 08/11/2018
    • Newens The Original Maids of Honour
    Address:
    288 Kew Road
    Kew Gardens
    Richmond TW9 3DU
    England
    Phone:
    +44 20 8940 2752
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    09:00 - 18:00
    Sat - Sun
    08:30 - 18:00
    Other:
  • Hampton Court Palace
    Castles, Historic Sites, Mysterious Sites, Gardens
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    FollowingtheRivera Says:

    Aside from its reputation as one of King Henry VIII’s few surviving palaces, Hampton Court Palace offers visitors more than a historic royal residence. Easily accessible by train from central London, the attraction has an active events calendar, with activities to suit both the young and the young at heart. A unique architectural mix of Tudor and Baroque styles, the infamous King’s Hampton home has so much to see and do it is difficult to know where to start. The oldest Medieval hall and one of the UK’s oldest theatres, the Great Hall showcases the opulence of its owner, while the newly rediscovered Chocolate Kitchens is equally fascinating. The tranquil yet colourful surrounding gardens present plenty photo opportunities with the vivid colours of the bulbs and fauna decorating the parkland. All in all, a brilliant day out, and that’s not even taking into account the palace’s bustling events program.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The Royal Tennis Courts are only open during the summer season.
    • Take some refreshment at one of the many cafes around the palace grounds, or go budget instead and pack a picnic to enjoy in the gardens.
    • The Chapel Royal is closed when services are on, so do check prior to visiting.
    • Get very lost - as I did - in the hedges of the maze, and be sure to visit the oldest grapevine in the world.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in East Molesey
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Henry VIII Lived Here 20/11/2018
    • Elegant & Elusive 17/11/2018
    • Hampton Court Palace
    Address:
    A308
    East Molesey KT8 9AU
    England
    Phone:
    +44 870 752 7777
    Price range:
    US$35 - US$35
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 16:30
    Other:
  • The Petersham Restaurant
    Restaurants (European, British)
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    FollowingtheRivera Says:

    A sophisticated end to a visit to Richmond, the Petersham restaurant serves great quality food, in a location that overlooking the glorious Richmond Park. For lunch or dinner, this restaurant situated in the Petersham Hotel is a local favourite for valid reasons.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • The Dover sole is delicious.
    • Spice up Sundays with their take on a traditional roast lunch.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #32 of 261 restaurants in Richmond
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • great atmosphere and excellent meal 17/11/2018
    • Views 11/11/2018
    • The Petersham Restaurant
    Address:
    Nightingale Lane
    Richmond TW10 6UZ
    England
    Phone:
    +44 20 8939 1084
    Price range:
    US$28 - US$45
    Other:
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