Both the centre of Richmond and Richmond Hill itself are well supplied with an outstanding range of shops, from fashion and designer brands to homewares and luxury goods. For one-off pieces, there are many antique dealers, galleries and boutiques in the area too.

Anyone with a serious interest in fashion will find plenty to please along Richmond’s historic cobbled lanes and alleyways. Some of the desirable labels on display include Matches Fashion, Joseph, Max Mara, L K Bennett, Brora, Jo Malone London, Whistles, T M Lewin and Gant. Richmond also caters well for infant fashionistas. JoJo Maman Bébé, Infant, Neck & Neck, Gap Kids and Petit Bateau all stock beautiful children’s clothes.

The household grocery shop can be done in Waitrose, Marks & Spencer and Sainsbury’s; there are also plenty of specialist retailers for something out of the ordinary. Whole Foods Market, Philglas and Swiggot, The Alberts Deli, Hansel and Pretzel and the Richmond Hill Bakery are all tempting places to browse.