About Richmond upon Thames
The Borough of Richmond upon Thames is situated in South West London and it is part of the Outer London. It is the only London Borough to spread over both sides of the River Thames and its numerous green spaces, charming riverside and cultural heritage make it one of the most attractive Boroughs.
Its riverside boasts many rowing and sailing clubs and Twickenham is the home of England rugby.
Richmond Park is the largest park in London, famous for red and fallow deers. Other well known parks and gardens are Bushy Park, Kew Gardens and Hampton Court park. For a complete list visit our Parks and open spaces page.
South West Trains, Overground trains and London Buses all serve the Borough. The train stations are: Richmond, Kew Gardens, Barnes, Barnes Bridge, Fulwell, Hampton, Hampton Wick, Mortlake, North Sheen, St Margarets, Strawberry Hill, Teddington, Twickenham and Whitton.
London Underground trains (District Line) call at Richmond and Kew Gardens.
Visit the TFL website to plan your trip.
Richmond Council is responsible for over 50 schools. A full list can be found on our schools page.
Things to do
For information on what to do in Richmond, attractions, events and outdoor activities see the Visit Richmond website.
Working for Richmond Council
You can search and apply online for a job. We offer a series of benefits to our employees like a final salary pension, Maternity/Paternity/Adoption leave, flexible working and much more. Visit our Employees benefits page for more information.
The Council main offices are based in Twickenham at the Civic Centre.