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More dates announced for tours of the Poppy Factory
More dates announced for tours of the Poppy Factory

More dates announced for tours of the Poppy Factory

For a century, there has been a factory that employs former military personnel making Remembrance Poppies, and they offer tours of the factory.

May
04
Take a tour of the Poppy Factory
Take a tour of the Poppy Factory

Take a tour of the Poppy Factory

For a century, there has been a factory that employs former military personnel making Remembrance Poppies, and they offer tours of the factory.

Mar
08
Mating toads closes a Richmond road
Mating toads closes a Richmond road

Mating toads closes a Richmond road

A road in Richmond is to be closed to traffic during March, to allow toads to cross it and get to their annual breeding grounds.

Mar
02
Mating toads forces road closure in Ham, Richmond
Mating toads forces road closure in Ham, Richmond

Mating toads forces road closure in Ham, Richmond

A road in Richmond is to be closed to traffic from next week - to allow toads to cross the road and get to their annual breeding grounds.

Mar
02
2021
Tickets Alert: Chance to go inside the King’s Observatory
Tickets Alert: Chance to go inside the King’s Observatory

Tickets Alert: Chance to go inside the King’s Observatory

The King’s Observatory, a grand building commissioned by King George III as an observatory for the transit of Venus is going to open its doors later this month for a rare chance to see inside.

Sep
07
2020
London’s Alleys: Sun Alley, TW9
London’s Alleys: Sun Alley, TW9

London’s Alleys: Sun Alley, TW9

This is a short alley in Richmond town centre with on its corners, two restaurants, a pub and a community hall.

Apr
20
2020
Mating toads closes road in South London
Mating toads closes road in South London

Mating toads closes road in South London

A road in Richmond is to be closed to traffic throughout March, to allow toads to cross it and get to their annual breeding grounds.

Mar
03
2020
Tickets Alert: Chance to go inside the King’s Observatory
Tickets Alert: Chance to go inside the King’s Observatory

Tickets Alert: Chance to go inside the King’s Observatory

The King’s Observatory, a Palladian-style building commissioned by King George III as an observatory for the transit of Venus is going to open its doors for a rare chance to see inside.

Sep
26
2019
St Elizabeth of Portugal Church
St Elizabeth of Portugal Church

St Elizabeth of Portugal Church

Dedicated to a 14th-century queen consort of Portugal, it claims to be oldest standing Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Southwark.

Apr
09
2019
London’s Alleys: Patten Alley, TW10
London’s Alleys: Patten Alley, TW10

London’s Alleys: Patten Alley, TW10

A long narrow brick lined path, Patten Alley marks one of the original paths through the open fields of 17th century Richmond. 

Mar
11
2019
See inside the restored King’s Observatory
See inside the restored King’s Observatory

See inside the restored King’s Observatory

This is the King's Observatory, built by King George III (well, he paid other people to do the work), with one single purpose -- to be used for a few hours one evening to look at the Sun.

Mar
10
2019
Tickets Alert: First ever opening of the King’s Observatory
Tickets Alert: First ever opening of the King’s Observatory

Tickets Alert: First ever opening of the King’s Observatory

The King’s Observatory, a Palladian style building commissioned by King George III as an observatory for the transit of Venus is for the first time ever* letting the public inside.

Feb
27
2019
The block of flats named after a war hero
The block of flats named after a war hero

The block of flats named after a war hero

If you pass a rather nondescript block of flats in Richmond, you might be surprised to see a poppy wreath hanging on the wall.

Sep
05
2018
London’s Alleys: Blue Anchor Alley, TW9
London’s Alleys: Blue Anchor Alley, TW9

London’s Alleys: Blue Anchor Alley, TW9

One of the ancient paths that used to slip between fields when all around Richmond was fields and Palaces.

Jul
30
2018
Richmond Council is closing a road for some mating toads
Richmond Council is closing a road for some mating toads

Richmond Council is closing a road for some mating toads

A road in Richmond is to be closed to traffic during March, to allow toads to cross it and get to their annual breeding grounds.

Feb
26
2018
Going inside the Kilmorey Mausoleum
Going inside the Kilmorey Mausoleum

Going inside the Kilmorey Mausoleum

Hidden behind a high wall, and a small locked door can be found one of the UK's finest examples of an Egyptian-style mausoleum, and it is occasionally open to the public.

Mar
26
2017