Richmond Green

Richmond, Kew & Hampton Court

A short walk west of the Quadrant (the road at the tube exit) is Richmond Green with its mansions and delightful pubs. In the Middle Ages, jousting tournaments were held here and today it's an absolute picture on a sunny day. Cross the green diagonally for the attractive remains of Richmond Palace – the main entrance and red-brick gatehouse – built in 1501. On the northeast side of the green, facing Richmond Theatre, is Little Green (a smaller green).

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Nearby Richmond, Kew & Hampton Court attractions

1. Richmond Palace Remains

0.15 MILES

Just off Richmond Green, the attractive remains of Richmond Palace – the main entrance and red-brick gatehouse – date to 1501. Henry VII’s arms are…

2. Richmond Bridge

0.29 MILES

This five-span bridge, built in 1777, is London’s oldest surviving crossing and was only widened for traffic in 1937. According to the Richmond Bridge Act…

3. Richmond Lock

0.43 MILES

Dating from 1894, 250ft long Richmond Lock and footbridge is open during the day to pedestrians.

4. Richmond Hill

0.71 MILES

The pastoral vista from Richmond Hill has inspired painters and poets for centuries and still beguiles. It’s the only view (which includes St Paul’s…

5. Kew Gardens

0.75 MILES

Where else in London can you size up an 18th-century 10-storey Chinese pagoda and a Japanese gateway while finding yourself among one of the world’s most…

6. Arboretum

0.79 MILES

Covering two thirds of the gardens, the arboretum refers to the more than 14,000 trees at Kew, which are often gathered together according to genus. You…

7. Petersham Meadows

0.79 MILES

Once part of the Ham House estate, pastoral Petersham Meadows – where cows still graze – is a perfectly bucolic slice of rural England, especially if you…

8. Great Pagoda

0.84 MILES

This 49.5m-tall eight-sided pagoda (1762), designed by William Chambers (who designed Somerset House), is one of Kew Gardens' architectural icons. During…