The Thames is as integral a part of Richmond as the park, looking its most beautiful as it glints in the beam of Richmond’s glory. A morning run or summer evening stroll along its banks is a simple yet utterly uplifting pleasure.

The welcoming pubs and restaurants along the riverside provide food and drink with a glorious view; if you’re feeling more active you can walk or cycle for miles towards Kingston or Kew and beyond.

Of course, the river itself offers many ways to travel: hop on a pleasure boat, take the oars yourself with a rowing boat, or even have a go at stand-up paddle boarding, an increasingly popular watersport along the river. Celebrate Richmond’s waterside location with a host of summer events by the river, including the Great River Race, Richmond Amateur Regatta and On The Edge music festival.