Isleworth and St Margarets stations are both within a mile of Fitzroy Gate, taking the strain out of the daily commute. The M3 and M4 are within easy reach, connecting to the M25 and providing links to Hampshire, the South Coast, The South West, Wales and, indeed, to Central London.
Located near Hampton Court Palace is Bushy Park, the second largest of the capitals eight Royal Parks with woods, ponds, grasslands and roaming herds of Red and Fallow deer. Neighbouring Richmond Park, once a royal hunting ground, is the largest urban park in Europe. From Fitzroy Gate, Richmond Lock is within walking distance and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew are within easy reach.
Twickenham Stadium is the largest stadium in the world devoted solely to the sport of Rugby union and the second largest stadium in the UK after Wembley. Experience the electric atmosphere of match day or one of the music events hosted at the ground.
Ham Polo Club in Richmond, the last remaining polo club in Greater London, is known for its excellent standard of play, social facilities and a great family atmosphere.
The River Thames runs for 20 miles through the Borough of Richmond and there are plenty of opportunities to make the most of one of Londons most beautiful stretches of water with sailing clubs in Hampton, and Twickenham, canoe clubs in Richmond and Teddington and rowing clubs in Teddington and Twickenham,
Theres plenty to keep golfers happy in the area. There are two 18-hole golf courses in Richmond Park, another full course at Fulwell and two nine-hole courses at Strawberry Hill and Twickenham Golf Clubs.
Built in 1899, Richmond Theatre is one of the most successful in the country offering a wide range of drama, musicals, opera, dance and family entertainment as well as young peoples events and workshops. Or for a more intimate experience, the Orange Tree Theatre opposite the station is a must. Richmond has three cinemas including the award-winning Curzon cinema.
Richmonds cobbled streets have a host of independent retailers and antique shops. Richmonds House of Fraser sells everything from Mulberry handbags to king-size beds.
In need of refreshment Those with a sweet-tooth wont be able to resist the temptations of William Curleys chocolate boutique. Call into Cook Garcia, one of the most popular destinations in Richmond and winner of the Best Independent Sandwich Bar in the UK for two consecutive years.
Every Saturday, Richmond Farmers Market offers a range of fresh, local fruit and vegetables.
Nearby Kingston upon Thames is home to the Bentall Centre with 75 stores and more than 1,000 fashion brands under one roof.
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