London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

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London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Shown within Greater London
Status London borough
— Total
Ranked 290th
57.41 km²
ONS code 00BD
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— Total (2005 est.)
Ranked 78th (of 354)
3,245 / km²
Ethnicity 91.0% White
3.9% South Asian
2.7% Afro-Caribbean
Leadership Leader & Cabinet
Executive Liberal Democrats
MPs Vincent Cable
Susan Kramer
London Assembly
— Member
South West
Tony Arbour
Coat of Arms
Official website

The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames is a London borough in South West London and part of Outer London.


[edit] Settlement

It can been seen from a map that the borough is not entirely urbanised. There are some large areas of open space within the borough boundaries. The main suburban developments are Hampton and Teddington in the south, Twickenham, St Margarets and Whitton in the central area west of the River Thames and the Richmond-Kew-Mortlake-Barnes corridor across the loop of the river. It is the only London borough to straddle the Thames with districts on both sides of the river.

[edit] List of districts

[edit] Attractions, parks and open spaces

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Hampton Court Palace

Parks take up a great deal of the borough and include Richmond Park, Bushy Park, Kew Gardens, and Hampton Court Park. There are over 100 parks and open spaces within its boundary and 21 miles of river frontage - five times more green and open space than any other London borough.

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A view from Richmond Hill over the Terraced Gardens.

The borough is also home to the National Physical Laboratory and the attractions of Hampton Court Palace, Twickenham Stadium and the WWT London Wetlands Centre draw both domestic and international tourism.

[edit] History

The borough was formed in 1965 by the merger of the Municipal Borough of Twickenham from Middlesex with the Municipal Borough of Richmond and the Municipal Borough of Barnes from Surrey. The name 'Richmond upon Thames' was coined at that time; it is now commonly but inaccurately used to refer to Richmond only.

The borough is twinned with Konstanz in Germany, Fontainebleau in France and Richmond, Virginia, USA.

[edit] Transport

The borough is connected to central London by the National Rail services of South West Trains. The London Underground, District Line, serves Richmond and Kew Gardens stations: both are also served by Silverlink trains on the North London Line.

[edit] List of stations

The other stations are:

[edit] Schools

[edit] Colleges

[edit] External links

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Sui generis: City of London

Enclaves: Inner Temple | Middle Temple

Coordinates: 51°25′N 0°20′Wcs:Richmond (londýnský obvod) de:London Borough of Richmond upon Thames fr:London Borough de Richmond upon Thames it:Richmond upon Thames nl:Richmond upon Thames no:Richmond upon Thames (distrikt) ro:Richmond upon Thames (burg) fi:Richmond upon Thames sv:Richmond-upon-Thames

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

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