Richmond Area Guide

The Richmond Area

Richmond was founded in the 16th century and falls within the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames. It is just eight miles from central London and many years ago the area was favoured by royalty who enjoyed hunting in the grounds of Richmond Park.

Richmond Park is a National nature reserve providing a home to deer and other wildlife. It caters well for outside leisure pursuits where running, cycling and horse riding are main events and al-fresco picnics on lazy days are popular with families and friends alike. This, combined with many High Street shops, individual boutiques, pavement cafes and sophisticated restaurants, equates to a sought after destination, away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis of London.

Type of property found in Richmond.

There are Georgian terraces that were built during the 18th century, particularly around Richmond Green and Richmond Hill and many today have listed building status. There are also plenty of villas and townhouses with large gardens and off street parking making it the perfect district for families. Handsome Edwardian and Victorian Villas are to be found alongside modest cottages. New contemporary developments offer riverside views and on Richmond Hill there are some stunning architectural apartments, offering spectacular views towards Ham.

Schools in Richmond

The area has a number of well-established independent schools such as Ibstock Place, King's House School and the Old Vicarage School. The Harrodian School as well as the German and Swedish schools are also found in the Richmond area. The state primary and secondary schools such as The Vineyard, St Elizabeth's Catholic School, Greycoat School and Christ's Church of England Comprehensive Secondary School offer excellent schooling within the borough.

Transportation

Richmond is a few miles from Heathrow Airport and is less then half an hour from London's West End via the underground (District Line). The main line train takes less than 20 minutes into Waterloo. There are also numerous bus routes operating on the Upper Richmond Road and Roehampton Lane towards Clapham Junction. If travelling by road, the M4 starts just the other side of Kew Bridge and offers quick access to the M25.

Council Tax Rates for London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

Band LBRuT Council Tax GLA Tax Total
A £858.26 £202.00 £1,060.26
B £1,001.30 £235.67 £1,236.97
C £1,144,35 £269.33 £1,413.68
D £1,287.39 £303.00 £1,590.39
E £1,573.48 £370.33 £1,943.81
F £1,859.56 £437.67 £2,297.23
G £2,145.65 £505.00 £2,650.65
H £2,574.78 £606.00 £3,180.78

http://www.richmond.gov.uk/.../council_tax_property_bands_and_charges.htm

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