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Richmond: picturesque, grand and tranquil – at least when exuberant black labrador Fenton’s not about (check out his antics in the video below!).

Located in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, in South West London, Richmond feels close to Central London thanks to its good train links (District, Overground and Piccadilly lines) – but also far away from the hustle and bustle, with its vast stretches of protected greenery. But these perks do come at a price. Richmond is currently one of the most expensive areas to live in London outside the centre proper.

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Richmond Park

Moving to Richmond means views, greenery and proximity to the river. The juxtaposition between the busy city lifestyle and the tranquil open spaces makes this area an ideal detox for people with hectic work schedules. Richmond Park is the best known of the parks – spanning over almost 2500 acres. Our words will not do this park justice, so instead have a look at some of the photographs below:

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Out and About in Richmond

Man cannot live on greenery alone – so you’ll be delighted to hear that Richmond has its fair share of worldly pleasures on offer. From quirky independent cafés to leading world cuisines, Richmond is a brimming cornucopia for foodies. There are plenty of riverside pubs, with some notable establishments in the area including Q Verde, Maki, The Greyhound and La Buvette. The Richmond farmers’ market is also a firm local favourite, starting at 11am every Saturday.

If you’re out and about in Richmond, keep your eyes peeled. Richmond is renowned as a hub for celebrities, so you may bump into some familiar faces, including Richard Attenborough, Nick Frost and Mo Farah.

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