Welcome to my part of London.
Now as much as I love the big smoke and blog about it all the time I thought it would be nice to write about my part of London. The TW area. It’s 20 minutes from London Waterloo and is the perfect place for a mini break, without the sky high London prices. So here is how to spend 48 hours in Richmond and the surrounding area.
Arrive in Richmond after work on Friday and check into the beautiful Orange Tree Hotel, it’s opposite Richmond Station so great travel links plus the rooms are stunning and the staff lovely. Once you’re settled in walk round the corner to Buenos Aires for a delicious steak dinner; I would recommend booking on a Friday night and definitely make sure you save room for the Nutella cheesecake. If you fancy going for drinks afterwards head over to SObar, it’s reservation only but so worth it. Retire back to The Orange Tree and get a good nights sleep.
Wake up at your leisure on Saturday and grab some breakfast at the hotel before jumping on a 33 bus from just outside and end up at The Wetland Center. Now you could while away a whole day here but I would suggest not venturing too far otherwise you’ll lose the day, but make sure you hang out with the otters and spot some birds before heading back on the 33. Jump off in Teddington and head to The Kings Head to grab some lunch before walking it all off in Bushy Park.
Chill out back at the hotel before enjoying a leisurely walk into Twickenham and grab a table at Ruben’s Bakehouse for some delicious pizza, then head to The Royal Oak for a few drinks.
Now I’m not suggesting you wake up mega early however make sure you are hopping on the train to Teddington at around 10:30 to grab some brunch at The Fallow Deer, order everything before heading to Kew Gardens. 300 acres of beautiful gardens for you to explore and burn off some of that tasty brunch. Make sure you check out the palm houses and take a peak in their shop, the Kew Gardens gin is phenomenal!
If you don’t have to shoot off back home pop back into Richmond and disappear down Brewers Lane for a roast at The Brittania. You won’t regret it I promise, plus their desserts are to die for so make sure you’ve left some room. Full to the brim pick up your cases from The Orange Tree and head off home obviously intending to come back and visit soon.