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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.