If you are looking for a quick escape from the crowded city of London, this charming little town that lies along the Thames River will make you fall in love by its rich historical architecture and quintessentially British woodland. You will find one of the most beautiful parks in London and it is Europe’s largest urban one.
We have chosen our eight favourite photographic spots that should not be missed if you are visiting Richmond:
Forty acre woodland gardens, erupting with different shapes and colours. The stunning Azaleas and the large variety of different plants are such a spectacular scenery and out of the ordinary that will make you look back to nature.
2. Terrace Gardens
Located very close to Richmond town centre. It is the best locations for a picnic by the views of the river Thames. Surrounded by the Rose Garden, the Herbaceous Border and mature trees, through its large areas of sustainable planting to value the wildlife.
3. Spotting the deer at the park
Catch a glimpse of the famous deer! Make sure you take some fruits and nuts with you if you want to take an epic photograph of the icon of Richmond.
4. Petersham Meadows
The remarkable view from Richmond Hill. Attached to Ham House, the famous landscape captured by the famous artist, William Turner.
5. Waterlily House
Full of tropical fruit, fern and aquatic plants. Giant colourful waterlilies at the Crystal Palace is a stop you must do. The amazement and curiosity they develop are such an inspiration for the dreamy ones!
6. Chihuly exhibition
The stunning visual artworks of the Seattle-based artist have been seen for the first time at Kew. Daylight and night-time, this glass exhibition of large-scale sculptures and drawings draws a spectacle in the sky!
7. The Great Pagoda and Japanese Gateway
The ten steps to heaven building and the replica of the Nishi Hongan-Ji gate in Kyoto, surrounded by gardens that have been beautifully designed. Harmony and calmness is felt in the air. The uniqueness of this landscape will make you travel in time.
There are many more hidden spaces of magical beauty at Richmond, but we thought it would be best to let you discover them! Click here and you will find a map of Richmond with directions from the train station, how to get to us and how to wonder around Richmond Park!
If you are looking for a magical getaway to discover all the different sides of Richmond, come and stay with us at the top of the iconic Richmond Hill. Click here have a look at our variety of different lovely room types.