As the days are getting longer and the temperatures are slowly creeping up it is beginning to feel a lot like spring. We at Clarendon Serviced Apartments can’t think of anywhere better to experience the spring sunshine then Richmond. To help you get the best out of your time in this leafy suburb, we have provided a guide on the top five things to do, take a peek!
Richmond Park is the largest of the capital’s eight Royal Parks and the biggest enclosed space in London. Each year it is visited by over 8 million Londoners, who seek peace and relaxation away from the hustle and bustle of Central London. What makes this park particularly unique is the fact that its the home of Red and Fallow deer and it forms the largest European Special Area of Conservation. What’s more the park has a child’s playground complete with multi play equipment to keep your little one’s entertained! And If that wasn’t enough to tempt you to visit the Park, there’s also a café which serves delicious cakes and ice creams. Perfect on a warm spring day!
Richmond is renowned for its great shopping, which appeals to all demographics. The popular High Street brands such as River Island and Topshop are located in the heart of Richmond town centre. However, if you are looking for something different, Richmond also has a farmers market which is held every Saturday in the town centre. Aside from the normal meats, fruit and vegetables you can often find honey, cakes and pastries are also sold within the market. The cakes are the perfect accompaniment to afternoon tea!
If you are looking for something to do in the evening, why not visit one of Britain’s oldest theatres. The façade of Richmond theatre still retains the character from the bygone Victorian era and the interior is lined with plush red fabrics. In the next few months, the theatre is hosting a range of exciting shows including the Mummy and Spring Awakening. If you are looking for family fun, Peppa Pigs Big Splash is set to open in the beginning of May.
Nearby to Richmond is Hampton Court Palace, which is one of the most splendid examples of Tudor architecture in Britain. It is perhaps most known for being one of Henry VIII’s favourite venues to host exquisite banquets and was the site where he married his last wife, Catherine Parr. Today, the Palace is open to visitors who can experience what it was like to live in the Tudor era. One of the most exciting parts of the tour is the chance to take a historic cookery lesson, which teaches visitors the basics of how to prepare a Tudor banquet. If you are looking for a fright take on the Hampton Court ghostly trail where you can interact with characters of the past. Truly terrifying!
All that adventure can make you hungry, so here is Clarendon Serviced Apartments tip of where to eat in Richmond:
The Rock and Rose is one of Richmond’s premiere restaurants and is a must visit for those who want to sample modern European cuisine. The décor helps to create a warm and comfortable environment and enhances the overall dining experience. As a tip, we would recommend you try some of Rock and Rose’s Champagne cocktails. The Raspberry Flirtini is our personal favourite!
So if you are staying in one of Clarendon Serviced Apartments in Richmond do visit these great attractions. We promise you won’t be disappointed as you get the chance to experience the culture of one of South West London’s finest towns.