Richmond was part of the parish of Kingston upon Thames in the county of Surrey. In 1890 the town became a municipal borough and, in 1965 Richmond was transferred from Surrey to Greater London and it’s now part of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.
It is one of my favorite areas in London. You’ll be captured by the endless meadows, by the deers roaming freely through acres of grass and nature. It’s situated in London but it doesn’t feel like it at all. It’s truly a gorgeous place where the pace is slow and serene: the river is full of canoes and old fashioned boats while the Thames banks are very lively with cafes, restaurants and people strolling down.
While you are there you can’t miss a supper at the Petersham Nurseries Cafè (we were too early for that but OBVIOUSLY we must go back!). It is such a gorgeous place and an Instagram heaven!
If, after walking through the park, you are still in for some shopping then Richmond High Street won’t disappoint you: it is super buzzy and plenty of choice for any taste and any budget.
We had such a fun time in Richmond: Catherine was shocked to see the deer walking so close by. Well she is still convinced that they are reindeer haha! Harvey missed that part as he was napping but he was super charmed by the doggies swimming in the pond.
I hope that I’ve convinced you to head down there because I guarantee that you won’t regret it!