Cost of accommodation
Richmond is one of the most expensive areas to live in London. With its period properties and reputation for being home to the rich and famous for centuries including Henry VIII and Mick Jagger. Richmond-upon-Thames boasts magnificent houses and gardens, many of which stem from the river that forms the heart of this popular enclave. Average price for a 1-bedroom flat: 370/wk. If you love Richmond that much, you could always choose a surrounding borough to settle in, such as the affordable Hounslow.
Although Richmond is technically located in Surrey, it benefits from great connections to central London, making it a popular with young professionals and commuters. Richmond station is served by the underground (District Line), the Overground and national rail services, meaning that Waterloo is just 21 minutes away on the fast service. The District line is a little slower, but Oxford Circus can be reached in around 45 minutes, while the Overground is the easiest way to get to East or North London.
Vibe, type of people that live there
Richmond is home to numerous markets and events, as well as Kew Gardens and Richmond Park. The latter two are popular tourist destinations that host a multitude of events each year.
Kew Village is close to Kew Gardens Underground Stations with high-end boutique shops. Kew Retail Park is a modern shopping area with stores like The Gap and TK Maxx. George Street in Richmond Town near Richmond Underground Station is a high street full of shops, restaurants and cafes. The beautiful Richmond Park is a 2,300 acre park with enormous open lawns, wild deer, playground, walking/biking trails, and much more.
Why choose Richmond?
Richmond is a borough that will impress your friends, and definitively has the wow-factor. The finest feature of the borough is Richmond Park, with its herds of red and fallow deer. The most magnificent park in the capital, this expanse offers some of the most attractive countryside in Britain. Choose to live here and you’ll be met with a price-tag that reflects its finest qualities, so make sure it’s at least on your hit-list of places to visit in London.
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