Richmond Directory

Richmond is a town in south west London, England and part of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. It is located 8.2 miles (13.2 km) west-southwest of Charing Cross. Anciently part of the parish of Kingston upon Thames in the county of Surrey, the civil parish of Richmond became a municipal borough in 1890, which was enlarged in 1892 and 1933; it has formed part of Greater London since 1965. Located on a meander of the River Thames, Richmond now forms a significant local commercial centre with a number of parks and open spaces and has a developed retail and night-time economy.