With a population of only 180,100, the West London borough of Richmond upon Thames is the 8th largest London borough by area and the least deprived London borough, reflecting its high average annual income of £46,400 which makes Richmond have one of the highest standards of living in the country. more
The borough of Richmond has some of the most picturesque and scenic landscapes in London. Being home to the 2,500 acre Richmond Park with its free roaming deer and vast open space and woodland, makes the borough one of the greenest in the capital. With 100 open spaces and parks such as Bushy Park, Hampton Court Park and Kew Gardens, the greenery gives the Richmond borough a very village like image, whereby restaurants, country style pubs and bars are in abundance.
With property prices standing at £318,075, the borough of Richmond offers a good mix of affordable and expensive housing. The Richmond area is more expensive due to its more popular locality and proximity to the main shopping areas and central London itself. Kew offers a more waterside residential living, with plenty of waterside pubs to indulge in. The area is also home to the Royal Botanic Gardens which is one of London four World Heritage sites. The Barnes area of Richmond upon Thames is also high in demand and in property value due to its beautiful housing, village like atmosphere and location.
Richmond is also very well connected to West London and inner London itself with an extensive over ground rail and tube network. Night buses are also in abundance throughout the borough.
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|Government Body:||Richmond upon Thames London Borough Council|
|Population density:||3,137 / km²|