Richmond, also known as Richmond-upon-Thames, is an attractive town on the River Thames which has become a major shopping centre. The Thames Path is ½ mile from the station. 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.
The history of Richmond from prehistoric times to the present day. Temporary exhibitions.
Art Gallery. 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 Daily 1200-1600, Garden from 1000. Only selected rooms open in winter.
Bus 65 and 371 from Rail Station to 'Sandpits Road' (displayed and announced on the bus) then ¾ mile walk. Both routes about every 10 minutes (371 every 15 minutes on Sun), 9-13 minutes journey. Bus 371 continues to 'Ham Street' stop, ½ mile from Ham House. Timetables available from www.londonbusroutes.net.