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Named after Richmond Palace (being linked to Henry Tudor/Henry VII).

On the River Thames.

Richmond was formerly part of the ancient parish of Kingston upon Thames in the county of Surrey. In 1890 the town became a municipal borough, which was later extended to include Kew, Ham, Petersham and part of Mortlake (North Sheen).[6] The municipal borough was abolished in 1965 when, as a result of boundary changes, Richmond was transferred to Greater London.[7]

Richmond is now part of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, and has a population of 21,469 (consisting of North Richmond and South Richmond wards). It has a significant commercial and retail centre with a developed day and evening economy.


Richmond Station - District Line, London Overground - formerly the North London Line and mainline services.

Several buses.

There are various river boat services.

Local attractions[]

These include a museum: Ham House is nearby.

More information on the Wikipedia page [1]