The tranquil riverside village of Richmond boasts historic pubs, upscale restaurants, independent shops, historic houses and an enormous park. Explore this pretty suburb and enjoy some of the many things to do in Richmond, from spotting deer in Richmond Park, to visiting historic Ham House or world-famous Kew Gardens.

Insider's guide to Richmond

bikes by the Thames river at Richmond Bridge
Blogger Elfa Wilmot

Five reasons to visit Richmond

Find out why mummy blogger Elfa Wilmot loves this picture-postcard area of London, with its gorgeous riverside setting and huge park where 600 wild deer call home.

Travel for just 20 minutes from Earl’s Court on a District Line Tube to Richmond where you’ll find a maze of cobbled streets lined with independent shops and small art galleries.

Read Elfa's area guide to Richmond to discover her favourite haunts.