A Ramble through Historic Richmond

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36 mins

1.3 km

By Brian Cookson

Richmond is one of the very few towns in England to have changed its name in the last 1,000 years. It was originally called Sheen. Then In 1501 Henry VII built his great palace here and he decided to rename the town Richmond after his estates in Richmond, Yorkshire. As you walk across Richmond Green, you find the surprising sight of the gateway to a Tudor palace, and beyond that some more Tudor buildings which formed the palace wardrobe. You then come to the banks of the Thames with attractive pubs, and signs warning of the dangers of flooding. The river scene is framed by the eighteenth century Richmond Bridge, which is the oldest existing bridge in the London area. Famous artists and writers have been attracted to the area, which is one of London’s most beautiful riverside villages.

9 stops

36 mins

1.3 km

London

River Thames

Richmond

  • 1
    Richmond Theatre
    The architecture and history of Richmond’s famous theatre.
  • 2
    Virginia Woolf's house
    Virginia Woolf lived here a short time, recovering from a mental breakdown.
  • 3
    Old Palace Terrace
    An incredible grade II listed five bedroom, three bathroom house in the centre of Richmond.
  • 4
    Maids of Honour Row
    A spectacular terrace of four historic Grade I listed houses overlooking Richmond Green.
  • 5
    Old Palace Gatehouse
    The best remaining part of Henry VII’s former Tudor Richmond Palace.
  • 6
    Old Palace Yard
    A Grade II listed public house built in the early-mid 19th century.
  • 7
    Three Bridges
    A fantastic view of Richmond’s three bridges.
  • 8
    White Cross Hotel
    A Grade II listed public house at Riverside.
  • 9
    Richmond Bridge
    An 18th-century stone arch bridge that connects Richmond with Twickenham.

Reviews

3 reviews
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Mario Borza
14 Sep 2018

Amazing tour!!! Such a lovely area to explore with the help of YourTour!

Jan Niyazi
14 Sep 2018

Amazing history and heritage in Richmond, such a beautiful area. Lovely tour through amazing Richmond.

Craig Fitzgerald
30 Jun 2018

A Ramble through Historic Richmond

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