If you are thinking of moving to the Richmond Borough or the Richmond area or visiting it then we hope you find our view and review of the Richmond area interesting.
We are surveyors, so our view of Richmond may be a bit property biased, but would you expect us to be anything else but property biased! We carry out surveys all over London , including building surveys, structural surveys, engineer's reports, of course we are happy to carry them out in Richmond . We have tried to put other interesting non-property facts about Richmond and the Richmond area, many of which we don't think you will find anywhere else on the Internet.
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Richmond, a bit of fun
If you can read these articles in the spirit they were written; that they were written for people that don't know the area. We would be more than happy to add any comments from the Richmond area and also comments from Richmond locals who feel that we've missed out any important facts, or indeed if any of the facts we have put down are not accurate.
Where in London is Richmond?
The Richmond area is in South West London, south of the River Thames and falls between the M25 and the South Circular. Surrounding and neighbouring areas include Hounslow, Wandsworth, Merton, Kingston and Fulham.
A bit further afield
We also carry out surveys a bit further afield; Brentford, Kew, Hanwell, Southall, Norwood Green, Isleworth, Chiswick, East Sheen, Putney, Fulham, Roehampton, Wandsworth, Wimbledon, Richmond, Ham, Teddington, Hampton Wick, Hampton, Bushy Park, West Wimbledon, New Malden, Hounslow, Feltham, Hatton, Heathrow Airport, Heston, Northwood, Southall, West Drayton, Colnbrook, Staines.
Thanks to Google Maps for help with this information.
Ways to travel in the Richmond area
As with most areas of London there is a good road system, and buses travel into the area with the A307 and the A316 providing access into Richmond Borough, which also goes past Sunbury and Feltham. This provides access from the South West and M3.
Coming from the M25, the M4 or the M3 would be a great way to go to Richmond, the M3 becomes the A316 also known as Country Way, the M4 pretty much passes Richmond becoming the A4 (Great West Road). Other major roads in the area are the A312 which is the Great South West Road, the A315 which is the Chertsey Road which becomes The Avenue and Twickenham Road and the A307 Kew Road . We have several main B roads in the area such as Hampton Road , Staines Road , The Green, York Street , Richmond Road, London Road and South Road .
It has the following rail link: South West Trains
Isleworth, Syon Lane Railway, Whitton, St Margarets, Richmond , North Sheen and Kew Gardens.
It has the following tube link: District Line
Hounslow East, Osterley, Richmond and Kew Gardens.
Interesting facts we know about the Richmond area
Interesting fact about Richmond number one
The Richmond Bridge was built in 1774 and attracts a lot of people on a daily basis! There was a lot of opposition to the building of the bridge, we believe (we obviously weren't there) and the cost is rumoured to be 6,000 pounds which does seem to be a lot considering it was all those years ago. Funds were raised by the sale of the lease of a ferry that sat on Richmond River before the bridge was built!! Richmond Bridge is worth visiting just for the view. We have heard that the view from Richmond Bridge is fantastic now it is wider and hump backed, the view is of the river which contains many apartments and there are boats that still sail through on the river but not any ferries!!.
Interesting fact about Richmond number two
Richmond Hill is worth a visit as the beautiful views, etc are considered to be an inspiration of many writers and poets of the area!
Famous people that were born, have lived, or are living in the Richmond Area
There are many famous and rich residents and ex-residents of the Richmond area. We also heard a rumour that that many famous writers and poets have been related to the area such as Horace Walpole, Alexander Pope and Virginia Woolf. That's not all, Mick Jagger lived here and before him Henry VIII!
Famous buildings we have not surveyed!
There are many elegant buildings that are ornate. These include the fantastic Marble Hill House (Thames Side Georgian Villa), Hampton Court Palace where Henry VIII lived (first Tudor palace in England with a fantastic maze), and Kew Palace (red Brick Dutch Gabled in the Royal Botanic Gardens of Kew ). There are many houses which are magnificent with gardens starting from the river, the heart of Richmond .
Unfortunately we haven't been able to come up with any other really famous buildings in the Richmond Borough area, so anyone who knows any please phone or e-mail us, we are sure we can sort out some sort of prize.
Things to do in the Richmond area
There is specialist shopping and pubs around the Richmond Quadrant and riverside overlooked by the Richmond Bridge. On a hot summer's day you are likely to see tons of people here enjoying a drink and chat, and many topless men, but not women! The Surveyor local to the area is a fan of the Kew gardens and Royal Botanic Gardens which is 300 acres with thousands of plants from around the world. Twickenham Rugby Ground is buzzing especially during England Games. There are cinemas, art galleries and you can witness seeing some fallow and red deers in the countryside feel of Richmond Hill Park.
If you truly do want an independent expert opinion from a surveyor with regard to valuations, mortgages, mortgage companies, surveys, building surveys, structural reports, engineers reports, specific defects report, structural surveys, home buyers reports or any other property matters please contact 0800 298 5424 for a surveyor to give you a call back.
Commercial property independent surveyors advice
If you have a commercial property, whether it is freehold or leasehold then sooner or later you may get involved with dilapidation claims. You may wish to look at our Dilapidations Website at www.DilapsHelp.com and for Disputes go to our Disputes Help site www.DisputesHelp.com .
We hope you found the article of use and if you have any experiences that you feel should be added to this article that would benefit others, or you feel that some of the information that we have put is wrong then please do not hesitate to contact us (we are only human).
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