The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames is one of the Outer London boroughs and is one of the most beautiful parts of London. It is home to the Royal Botanic gardens (Kew Gardens) - a world heritage site since 2003, Richmond Green (home of Sheen House, which was to become a favoured Royal residence in the middle ages) and Richmond Upon Thames - there are some lovely views to be had along the river and J.M.W Turner (renowned English painter) painted many scenes in the area.
Richmond is famous for a number of sporting events. The finishing point of the main annual Cambridge and Oxford Boat race is Mortlake, an area between Sheen and Barnes within the borough. Twickenham is home to the Rugby Union Headquarters and Stadium, and the worlds oldest hockey club has its home in Teddington.
Home to some of London's most sought after residences, Richmond is an expensive borough in which to live. Although, it has good rail links and as such is never more than a short journey from more affordable areas. There are also several unique clothing outlets and boutiques.