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Guided Tours of Richmond
Capture the essence of the Richmond area and embark on a guided tour to discover more about the long history, rich architectural heritage and wide green open spaces of the capital’s most attractive stretch of the Thames.
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Duck Pond Market
In the centre of Richmond, Heron Square is home to Richmond Duck Pond Markets every weekend. With a beautiful riverside setting, browse the speciality, local and ethical food. Enjoy lunch or pick up some treats to take home.
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Richmond Town Centre
Within easy walking distance from the hotel is Richmond Town Centre with its unique blend of history and culture. Richmond has everything a town centre should have; quaint boutique shops and cafes, traditional pubs and fashion shops.
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River Thames Boat Trip
Hop on a boat and enjoy an afternoon travelling up the River Thames to Hampton Court or travel further into Central London with Turks Launches from March - September.
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Traditional Pubs
Richmond is home to plenty of traditional English pubs, enjoy a pint with unbeatable river views, sample a cocktail or two or tuck into a traditional Sunday Roast.
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Museum of Richmond
Located in Richmond Old Town Hall, the museum tells the story of Richmond through its rise in prominence as a royal residence in the medieval period to modern times. Includes a comprehensive calendar of special exhibits, events and educational activities.
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London Museum of Water & Steam
Home to the world’s largest collection of stationary steam pumping engines, a narrow-gauge steam locomotive and outdoor splash zone. A fun and educational day out for families and steam enthusiasts alike.
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Central London
If you would like to venture further afield Central London is just eight miles away. Richmond rail and tube station can be reached in an easy riverside stroll. Enjoy all London has to offer including excellent museums, galleries, parks, shopping, theatre and more.
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