Area guide: Richmond

Richmond lies in the West London and contains the largest park in London, Richmond Park. It is considered an affluent area with enviable postcodes in Barnes, Mortlake, Sheen and parts of Putney. Some of the most scenic parts lie along the River Thames with quaint walks and eateries. Given it is located in the suburbs of London, open space is more readibly available and there are numerous parks in Richmond which offer some fantastic sports facilities and activities. 

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Rascals 10am: 2 - 3 1/2 year olds
Next date: December 15, 2018
Old Deer Park, Twickenham Road Richmond London London TW9 2SL
10am - 11am
Develop motor skills, coordination & the abiliy to follow instructions!
Scoundrels 11.15am: 3 1/2 - 5 year olds
Next date: December 15, 2018
Old Deer Park, Twickenham Road Richmond London London TW9 2SL
11.15am - 12.15pm
Focus on multi tasking skills, confidence building and teamwork
Scrummers 11.15am: 5 - 7 year olds
Next date: December 15, 2018
Old Deer Park, Twickenham Road Richmond London London TW9 2SL
11.15am - 12.15pm
Mix of traditional rugby drills with highly imaginative games
Rascals 10am: 2 - 3 1/2 year olds
Next date: January 5, 2019
Old Deer Park, Twickenham Road Richmond London London TW9 2SL
10am - 11am
Develop motor skills, coordination & the abiliy to follow instructions!
Scoundrels 11.15am: 3 1/2 - 5 year olds
Next date: January 5, 2019
Old Deer Park, Twickenham Road Richmond London London TW9 2SL
11.15am - 12.15pm
Focus on multi tasking skills, confidence building and teamwork
Scrummers 11.15am: 5 - 7 year olds
Next date: January 5, 2019
Old Deer Park, Twickenham Road Richmond London London TW9 2SL
11.15am - 12.15pm
Mix of traditional rugby drills with highly imaginative games
The Russell School - Dodgeball After School Club
Next date: January 16, 2019
This Dodgeball After School Club is designed for all abilities, the sessions focus on fun and enjoya...
The Russell School - KS1 Football After School Club - Spring Term
Next date: January 16, 2019
This Football After School Club is designed for all abilities, the sessions focus on fun and enjoyab...
The Russell School - KS2 Football After School Club - Spring Term
Next date: January 17, 2019
This Football After School Club is designed for all abilities, the sessions focus on fun and enjoyab...
The Russell School - Girl's Only Football After School Club - Spring Term
Next date: January 16, 2019
This Football After School Club is designed for all abilities, the sessions focus on fun and enjoyab...

Easily the most famous is Richmond Park which is very popular for walkers, runners and cyclists. It is one of the best parks in London for cycling with undulating paths, wild deer and pleasant cafes within its 955 hectares. Some of the other parks and open spaces within the area which are worth writing about are Marble Hill Park, Palewell Park and of course Old Deer Park. Old Deer Park has an indoor swimming pool within its grounds, cricket pitches, public grass tennis courts (very rare) and general recreational space. Cambridge Gardens and Moormead and Bandy Recreation Ground are other areas worth noting when looking for tennis courts in Richmond.

Leisure centres in Richmond are fairly rare, but the council does offer a leisure card for its residents. However separate to leisure centres are numerous schools with sports facilities. Richmond Upon Thames College has a sports hall which can be used for badminton, volleyball, 5 a side football as well as most other indoor sports. Teddington School which counts Jonny Wilkinson amongst its alumni is another great example, whilst Hampton Academy and Richmond Park Academy also have shool facilities for hire in Richmond when not in use by their pupils.

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