With cobbled streets, excellent public gardens, and lots of independent shops, it’s no wonder living in Richmond is so popular.
But don’t let this lovely riverside location fool you. In terms of travel, you can reach Earl’s Court from Richmond in just 20 minutes on a District Line. And even better you can travel to Heathrow Airport by taxi in just 30 minutes.
Things to do in Richmond
One thing this area of West London is particularly famous for is Richmond Park. This is the largest of London’s eight royal parks, and is perfect for children and anyone who wants an easy escape from the city’s hustle and bustle.
In addition to lovely green spaces, Richmond is also famous for its vibrant arts and culture scene.
But it’s September that really brings Richmond to life, as it partakes in the city’s annual Great River Race. Spectators can wait alongside Richmond Bridge and the banks of Ham House to cheer along the dragonboat and longboat contestants. People travel for miles to visit on this special occasion.
Local businesses and food stuff
Once you’re finished browsing parks and watching boat races, you can choose between a fantastic selection of Richmond’s restaurants and pubs.
The White Cross Pub is set within a charming Victorian riverside cottage, offering quality ales, pub grub, and rugby matches when it’s the season. It’s especially nice when the sun’s out and you’ve got a space outside.
You can learn more about the area’s top restaurants and places to eat at discoveryrichmond.com
Moving house in Richmond
You won’t struggle finding properties to rent or buy in this area. In terms of storage in Richmond, however, there are a few key things to keep in mind.
- It’s best to avoid moving to Richmond during its busy Boat Race season, usually early September.
- Richmond is outside of London’s Congestion Zone. This is great news if you need to access your storage facility frequently, as you won’t be subject to charges.
- Make sure you do a quick itinerary before you put any possessions into storage. This way, you won’t store anything you don’t need and you’ll know exactly what’s in there.
- Don’t put any perishables in there. It won’t help you in the long run.
If you’re planning on moving house in Richmond soon, or looking to renovate and need extra space, this type of storage could help save you time and wasted money.
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