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An attractive town on the River Thames which has become a major shopping centre. The tree-lined Richmond Green has many 17th and 18th century houses. The vast Richmond Park is about 1¼ miles uphill from the station. Bus 371 goes up the hill to the Park, alight at 'American University' (displayed and announced on the bus) then walk forward, following the bus, and turn left for the Park entrance.
Perfect for reading on the train...
The history of Richmond from prehistoric times to the present day. Temporary exhibitions.
Tel. 020 8332 1141.
Open TWThFS 1100-1700.
A spectacular 17th century house with original interiors and formal garden. It was built in 1610, then
enlarged and redecorated in the 1670s when it was at the heart of Restoration court life. Orangery, still
house and dairy. Orangery café.
Tel. 020 8940 1950.
Open mid Mar-Oct, Daily 1000-1700, House 1200-1600 (for guided tours only on Friday). Nov-mid Mar, Garden and below stairs only 1030-1630.
Bus 371 from Rail Station to Royal Oak, then ½ mile walk. M-S every 8-9 minutes, Sun every 15 minutes, 15 minutes journey. Also 65 from Rail Station to Petersham, Ham Polo Ground, then ¾ mile walk. M-S every 7-8 minutes, Sun every 10 minutes, 8 minutes journey. Timetables available from www.londonbusroutes.net.