Richmond upon Thames is one of London most prestigious postcodes. Situated just 8 miles southwest of Central London on the banks of the River Thames, the area is extremely popular with relocating families and expats attracted to the towns enviable riverside position, proximity to local business offices and accessibility to Central London.
Richmond is famous for Richmond Park, London’s largest Royal Park and for its resident roaming herd of deer, introduced to the park in 1529. On any day but particulalrly weekends you’ll find cycling enthusiasts clocking up the miles on the many roads that network across the park, walkers zig zagging their way through wooded areas and open bracken spaces and families picnicking. It’s a truly great spot to explore and offers something for all ages.
Richmond town centre is bursting with life and offers a great choice of highstreet shops from big brand names to independent retailers and boutiques. There’s plenty of coffee shops, eateries and restaurants lining the high street and small lanes that lead down to the River Thames, so no shortage of places to relax and unwind. And there’s no shortage of pubs, many of which follow the river Thames footpath offering a choice of stop for a refreshing pint while out walking! Heading out of Richmond but closeby is Kew Gardens, a beautiful suburban village setting famous for Kew Royal Botanic Gardens and Twickenham Stadium, the home of British Rugby.
Richmond upon Thames really does take some beating and is the perfect base for an extended stay being worlds apart from the hustle and bustle of Central London, yet conveniently connected. Officially voted one of the happiest places to live in the UK its not suprising when you consider all it has to offer. Clarendon’s Richmond serviced apartments are well placed offering you convenient access to a superb choice of amenities and local facilities. Excellent shopping, theatres, galleries and Royal Parks all on your doorstep too. Oh and did we mention the outstanding schools in the area for those relocating plus excellent transport connections; Richmond station offers undergrounds and overground direct connections to London Waterloo (20 minutes) and The City.