Richmond on Thames – Not Quite London

While the Richmond neighborhood is very posh, upscale, bucolic and scenic … it is also technically part of London. You’d never know it from looking around since all of the typical center-city icons are missing.

And still, tourists flock here in droves.

When I arrived, the weather was “extraordinary” by UK standards – hot and sunny, with blue skies. This is not typical (not even in summer) so the locals took advantage of it too.

Here are a few snaps of Richmond on Thames…

A view of the Thames river, from the Richmond waterfront park

A view of the Thames river, from the Richmond waterfront park

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A view of the bend in the Thames River from the top of Richmond Hill

A view of the bend in the Thames River from the top of Richmond Hill

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The Old Ship - charming British pub in downtown Richmond (I didn't go inside)

The Old Ship – charming British pub in downtown Richmond (I didn’t go inside)

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Interesting European Architecture - view from the top of Richmond Hill

Interesting European Architecture – view from the top of Richmond Hill

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What do the locals do when it's hot and sunny? Lay on the grass, look at the river, and drink lots of beer!

What do the locals do when it’s hot and sunny? Lay on the grass, look at the river, and drink lots of beer!

 

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4 Responses

  1. Glad you’re getting a chance to enjoy before work. As always, very nice pics of natural scenery.

    • Aha! Your phone DID work, but since you hadn’t yet made a comment on the blog using it, it was waiting for me to approve it.

      So the technology does work after all. 🙂

      Feel free to “call my blog” in the future. LOL

  2. I tried commenting earlier by phone – so much for tech. I like the natural scenes here. Good to see you’re enjoying some time on a work trip.

    • Actually, I heard from one of the locals that Mick Jagger and Pete Townsend both have houses in Richmond … so I guess the scenery is quite a draw for them too. (No, I haven’t seen them around. LOL)

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