Nestled between the largest Royal Park in London, and the famous River Thames, sits the historical borough of Richmond-upon-Thames. Originally fixed as open countryside until Henry VII constructed Richmond Palace in 1501, the King went on to name the area after Richmond in Yorkshire. Presenting a desirable composition of both town and country feel, it is no wonder this elegant London borough appeals to all generations. Offering an escape from Central London, this suburban town brings about that feeling of being worlds away from the hustle and bustle. From the local farmer’s market that parades itself each Saturday at Heron Square, to the great transport links with Waterloo station - just 17 minutes away - this picture perfect area is one of London’s most popular and beautiful boroughs.
From period properties to new developments, this suburban town has it all. Enriched with both history and culture, there is no shortage of beauty running throughout Richmond. The bustling town centre presents a shopper’s paradise, brimming with quaint Michelin star restaurants and cafés too, as well as high end and high-street stores. From House of Fraser to Anthropologie and Zara. Just a short stroll from the high-street leads you to Richmond Hill, the only view in London protected by an Act of Parliament. But if it’s sanctuary you are in search of, then exploring Richmond Park is essential; the national nature reserve plays host to an array of wildlife and deer, and a relaxing stroll around the area is definitely one to partake in. To discover the array of properties available to rent in this beautiful area, contact us on 020 8892 2244, your Richmond letting agent.
It’s no surprise that around two thirds of Richmond residents never vacate the area, proving that this borough is the perfect pick for your forever home. Although Richmond is situated within Greater London, its transport links sprawl into Central London, making it a prime spot for commuters and young families to relocate. Richmond is home to the Ham Polo Club, famed for being the last surviving Polo club, as well as playing host to a few famous faces each summer season, including Prince William and Prince Harry. For all you rugby fans, Twickenham is just a stone’s throw away, if you’d like to enjoy the big rugby games, conveniently situated near the local nest of pubs. But if sport is not your preferred form of amusement, why not try exploring the renowned historic homes and surrounding areas, including the famous Kew Palace and Royal Botanic Gardens of Kew, and the much-loved Hampton Court Palace?
Aside from being the home of English rugby, Twickenham is a large suburban area of southwest London that sits in a large bend in the River Thames. The town boasts excellent transport links, green open spaces and views along the river. Twickenham Stadium may have put the area on the map, but through the years the attractive properties, busy high street and impressive local schools have all made Twickenham an appealing place to live. Twickenham also welcomes a variety of residents, from professionals drawn to the quick links into London and social scene, to families who are attracted to the local schools and urban lifestyle.
When looking for a home in Twickenham you will find a mix of Victorian and Edwardian properties, as well as new exciting developments offering gated homes and luxury apartments. As Twickenham is more affordable than nearby Richmond, many residents begin their journey on the property ladder by renting here before moving on to a larger, more permanent home. Families enjoy the space and freedom that other more densely populated areas just can’t offer; its undeniable charm is the reason why our Lettings Agency has also made Twickenham its home - located on Richmond Road, we continue to work with landlords and tenants in and around Richmond.
A leafy suburban neighbourhood, Twickenham is perfectly positioned close to the local attractions of Hampton Court, Strawberry Hill and Orleans House. Less historic, but perhaps a little more famous, the legendary Twickenham Stadium is one of the world’s largest stadium, with a capacity of 82,000, and hosting music concerts, conventions, and sporting events. Nearby you will find an array of shops, bars and restaurants, and a little further up the road is Kingston-Upon-Thames, where you can enjoy a wide variety of shops and entertainment venues. With many historic, musical and sporting links, Twickenham’s cultural and social capital might surprise you; live music, street parties and match day celebrations are a regular occurrence, bringing the residents together. As you can imagine, England’s home turf can often take over in Twickenham, but scattered throughout the town are several groups who work to improve and enrich the overall sense of community here. As estate agents in Twickenham we enjoy the weekly local market, boutique shops and delicious selection of restaurants, loved by locals and visitors alike. To discover the vast array of properties available to rent in this beautiful area, contact us on 020 8892 2244, your Twickenham letting agent.
Unless you’ve been living on another planet, you’ll know that the words ‘Twickenham’ and ‘rugby’ are usually said in the same sentence, but once you make this town your home you’ll realise there are far more attractions than just an odd shaped ball! Religious buildings and grand stately homes are perfectly complemented with sporting museums and beautiful gardens. In particular, you can discover the remarkable story of Marble Hill or explore the fun, fairy tales and fables at Strawberry Hill House. If you’re looking for a hidden treasure that no other town in London can lay claim to, seek out Eel Pie Island, it can only be reached by boat or footbridge, and holds around 50 homes and a nature reserve, close to some lovely traditional riverside pubs. As always, though, we are drawn back to sport, instilled in the blood of the area is Twickenham’s St Mary’s University; it is the oldest Catholic university in the UK and is located in the wonderfully named area of Strawberry Hill.
Once you have chosen your period home, picked your favourite formal garden and wandered through the town centre, what are you left with? The answer is a traditional town with a passion for sport, and at its heart, the people who call this peaceful yet powerful setting home.
The perfect family location, home to schools considered to be amongst the best in the country, Richmond is the perfect location for a content family life.
"As a landlord I have used the Richmond Bridge Residential team for some 20 years, initially as an agent, but for the last 5 years in a full management role. During this whole period I found them to be responsive and helpful. As a chartered surveyor I found them to be practical in their advice and ethical in their treatment of both their landlords and tenants. "
"We have known and had a very good working relationship with Louise Goff of Richmond Bridge Residential (formerly The Richmond Bureau) for a number of years. For over 30 years, the company has managed our extensive property portfolio. We have found RBR to be both professional and exceptionally efficient in all areas of the business. They provide an excellent service in all aspects of property management and have secured our loyalty as a client by providing high calibre tenants for our properties at premium market rentals, thereby increasing the value of our investments. We have found over the years that we have been impressed with a high tenant retention rate on all of our properties. We would have no hesitation in recommending Richmond Bridge Residential."
Nick Parkin, Johnsons Shoes
"Richmond Bridge Residential has managed the letting of my flat for over ten years. In that time they have always been polite, friendly, efficient and thoroughly professional, in all the dealings I have had with them. They have made the job of renting out my old bachelor pad a hassle free experience, finding reliable tenants with speed and efficiency and informing me regularly of the proceedings. The flat has never been vacant in all the time I have been with them, except for a short period to redecorate, which was arranged without fuss by the Richmond Bridge Residential team. I would recommend Richmond Bridge Residential without hesitation."
"We have been letting our house through Richmond Bridge Residential since 2008 and have been very pleased with the prompt and efficient service provided to us and to our tenants. Because we live a long distance away it gives us peace of mind to know that our tenancy is in the hands of a reliable and long-established agent."
"For more than twenty-five years, we have used Richmond Bridge Residential to manage properties we have available for rental in the Richmond area. We can say that we have never had any reason to fault their professionalism or efficiency. They have been absolutely first class in their work and in their relationship with both ourselves and our tenants. In addition, a number of our properties were not of the standard required for letting when we purchased them. Richmond Bridge Residential have in these cases been responsible for advising on, and supervising, the necessary refurbishment works. Again these matters were always handled in a most professional way."
David Colin Craib
"RBR have provided us with superb service in dealing with what can be the most difficult thing – managing a property from abroad. When things go wrong, break or simply stop working for no reason, RBR staff deal with everything whilst never failing to keep us informed and reassured that everything is under control. You can't beat that peace of mind."
"I have had properties registered with RBR for over 20 years. They have guided me through several major property renovations. Through all the time and through all the projects I have received an excellent professional service. They have detailed local knowledge and manage the properties and tenants in an effective and efficient manner. Whilst I travel a lot it is reassuring to know they have my properties covered. If you are a landlord or tenant this is the place to come."
For over 25 years Richmond Bridge Residential managed our rental property, the service and professionalism was second to none. We could totally rely on them which was important as we travelled frequently abroad or were far away. They know the local market and ensure your property is correctly marketed to your requirements and tenant rental process is very thorough. Throughout the time with RBR we have had good tenants, the property has always been rented and they manage the tenant/landlord relationship very well. Over the years they have ensured all legislation was complied with, visited the property regularly during a tenancy, repairs were dealt with promptly and they kept you informed and provided advice. From the start to the end of a tenancy they clearly know what to do and deliver it in a professional manner they care about managing your property. We have no hesitation to recommend RBR; Louise and her team do an outstanding job. They really give you confidence your property will be rented to a high standard.