Richmond is a town in south-west London. It stands on the River Thames and features many parks and open spaces including Richmond Park.
Richmond was founded following King Henry VII’s building in the 16th century of Richmond Palace (so named in 1501), from which the town derives its name. The town and palace became particularly associated with Queen Elizabeth I (r. 1558–1603), who spent her last days there. During the 18th century, Richmond Bridge connected the two banks of the Thames, and many Georgian terraces were built, particularly around Richmond Green and on Richmond Hill. Those that have survived remain well-preserved and many have been designated listed buildings on account of their architectural or historic significance. The opening of Richmond railway station in 1846 was a significant event in the absorption of the town into a rapidly expanding London.
In 1890 the town of Richmond, formerly part of the ancient parish of Kingston upon Thames in the county of Surrey, became a municipal borough which later extended to include Kew, Ham, Petersham and part of Mortlake (North Sheen). The municipal borough was abolished in 1965, when local-government reorganisation transferred Richmond from Surrey to Greater London.
Since 1965 Richmond has formed part of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. As of 2011 it had a population of 21,469 (in the North Richmond and South Richmond wards). It has a significant commercial and retail centre with a developed day and evening economy. The name "Richmond upon Thames" often refers, incorrectly, to the town of Richmond: in fact (unlike the case of nearby Kingston upon Thames the suffixed form should properly apply only to the London Borough.
Train & Undetground
Richmond station is a London Underground and National Rail station located in Richmond in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in south west London.
The station is the south-western terminus of the London Underground's District Line and the western terminus of the Silverlink North London Line service; the next station eastwards is Kew Gardens. Richmond is also served by South West Trains to and from Waterloo, Windsor and Eton Riverside, Kingston and Reading, on these services the station is between North Sheen and St. Margarets stations.
Richmond station is one of the western termini of the District Line on the London Underground system. It is also the western terminus of the North London Line to North Woolwich and served by trains from Waterloo station on the National Rail service, connecting it with Reading, Staines, Windsor, Wimbledon and Weybridge.
By Underground (tube)
The Borough is served by the District Line of the London Underground Service to Richmond and Kew Gardens. Plan a journey - Transport for London (tfl.gov.uk)
There are 15 SWT (South West Trains) Railway Stations in the Borough. From Clapham Junction you can get a direct train to anyone of the stations in the borough. Clapham Junction can be reached from London Waterloo or London Victoria in under 10 minutes.
Waterloo station can be reached directly in 20 minutes from Richmond allowing good connections to the city, the West End, as well as the south-east coast. Your UK Train Journey Planner - National Rail Enquiries.
List of stations in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Barnes, Barnes Bridge, Fulwell, Hampton, Hampton Wick, Mortlake, North Sheen, Richmond, St Margarets, Strawberry Hill, Teddington, Twickenham, Whitton.