Richmond Lock

Richmond, Kew & Hampton Court

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

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Nearby Richmond, Kew & Hampton Court attractions

1. Richmond Palace Remains


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 Green

0.43 MILES

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…

3. Richmond Bridge

0.55 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…

4. Kew Gardens

0.84 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…

5. Marble Hill House

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An 18th-century Palladian peach conceived as an idyllic escape from the hurly-burly of city life, this majestic love nest was originally built for George…

6. Arboretum

0.95 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. Queen Charlotte’s Cottage

0.96 MILES

This idyllic, thatched cottage in the southwest of Kew Gardens was popular with ‘mad’ George III and his wife; the carpets of bluebells around here are a…

8. Syon House


Once a medieval abbey named after Mt Zion and today owned by the Duke of Northumberland, Syon House was dissolved on the orders of Henry VIII and rebuilt…