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Richmond Hill, London, England
Richmond Hill. The Best View in London, England
Richmond Hill is a small district in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, England and is famous for having the best view in London; This stunning view was loved by the painter, Turner and inspired many other artists. Richmond Hill is now perhaps more famous for the people who live here: It is home to Pete Townsend of the Who, Mick Jagger and Ronny Woods of the Rolling Stones and David Attenborogh
Richmond Hill is an excellent place to stay in West London with a selection of great hotels and also just a short walk from Kew GardensThe Royal Botanical Gardens with plants; Twickenham which is the location of the International Rugby Stadium and museum and the towns of Richmond, Kew, East Sheen, Barnes and Twickenham all have some excellent restaurants and pubs. Wimbledon, is famous for British Lawn Tennis.
This web-site is about this most beautiful area in London, just 10 miles from central London, included reviews, travel tips, advice and recommendations for:
Richmond Park also features in the London 2012 Olympic Games:
24th July 2012: The Olympic Torch Relay travels from Kingston to Ham, then passes through Richmond Park and Richmond Hill27th July 2012: The Olympic Torch Relay travels along the River Thames past Richmond28th July 2012: The Olympic Games - Men's road race29th July 2012: The Olympic Games - Women's road race31th July 2012: The Olympic Games - Cycle time trial route rehersal1st August 2012: The Olympic Games - Men's cycle time-trial29th July 2012: The Olympic Games - Women's cycle time-trial
View from Richmond Hill Terrace
Richmond Hill, London, England
Richmond Hill - Favoured by Turner... and Mick Jagger
The Terrace at the top of Richmond Hill looks down into the Thames Valley below, at the most beautiful section, where the river bends round towards Kingston, with Twickenham across the river and some small islands and moored boats in between. The beautiful Richmond Bridge to the right and the gates of Richmond Park just a few hundred yards away. The Terrace extends for several hundred yards, with a wonderful view from it's entire length and many wooden benches to sit on, and maps in front detailing the various points of interest in the view. Mick Jagger's house overlooks The Terrace and the clientele from the beautiful little pub, The Roebuck, empty out onto the Terrace, which makes a perfect place to enjoy a drink.
The Star and Garter Home stand majestically right at the top of the hill next to the entrance of Richmond Park
Deer in Richmond Park, Near Richmond Hill
Richmond Hill: The Best View in London
The Best View in London
The view is the best in London, virtually unspoilt by buildings, with the stately home, Ham house visible, and just a short walk along the tow-path. Parking is difficult on Richmond Hill, where it is mostly restricted to residents, but free parking is available in the park. Traffic on summer weekends is terrible, so coming by train or bus would be far better. It is free to visit the hill and the terrace, and inexpensive food is available nearby, or very expensive beer from the pubs on the hill.
Photo Of Kew Gardens (just 2 miles away)
Famous People Who Live On Richmond Hill and Richmond Upon Thames, London
Famous People Who Live on Richmond Hill - and Richmond Borough
Richmond Hill is home to many famous people including Pete Townsend the songwriter and guitarist from The Who (lives at "The Wick" on the Terrace), Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones, the multitalented David Attenborough who is most famous for his BBC Natural History programmes and a career spanning 50 years and his older brother Richard Attenborough, the film director.
Other famous actors who live in Richmond (or have lived here), include: Joss Ackland; Joe Anderson; Helen Baxendale, Georgina Chapman, Peter Davison, Oliver Golding, Richard E Grant, Jerry Hall, Keeley Hawes, John Hannah, Amanda Holden, Jane Horrocks, Edmund Kean, Matthew McFadyen, John Mills, Robert Pattinson, Peter Sallis... to name but a few
Other famous musicians, artists and TV personalities from Richmond: Syd Barrett (Pink Floyd); Terry Britten (singer and songwriter); Rod Burton (children's TV presenter and musician); Richard Dimbleby (broadcaster); George Eliot (writer); Mary Elizabeth Braddon (novelist) The Fades (indie rock band); Bamber Gascoigne (television presenter); Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac); Guy Hollingworth (Magician) Mollie King (The Saturdays); Philip Lynott (Thin Lizzy); Brian May (Queen); Hugh McIlvanney (sports writer); Jason Bradbury (writer and TV presenter); Lawrence Dallaglio (rugby player); JMW Turner (artist); Rick Wright (Pink Floyd); Rudolph Nureyev (Ballet Dancer); Malcolm Arnold (composer); Richard Ashcroft (The Verve)
Kew Botanical Gardens, Near Richmond Hill
View From Richmond Hill Terrace
Places and Things to Do Near Richmond Hill
Other Places Near Richmond Hill
Above: Photo of the Star and Garter next to the entrance to Richmond Park at the top of Richmond Hill.
A beautiful village with good restaurants a train ride away from Richmond.
Richmond was originally called Sheen, before Queen Elizabeth moved into the Palace and the town changed its name to Richmond. East Sheen, is a short walk away, next to the park and also has a good selection of independent restaurants.
The main gate of Kew Gardens is on Kew Green. This ancient green has a good selection of architecture, restaurants and bars, but is spoilt a little by the big road running through it and over Kew Bridge.
Strand on the Green
Next to the river near Kew Green. Three excellent old riverside pubs.