Clarion Collection Hotel Richmond Gate
152-158 Richmond Hill
Richmond upon Thames, EN TW10 6RP
Phone: (44) 0844 855-9121
Fax: (44) 0208 332-0354
This is a luxury health club designed along Japanese lines. Being in Richmond Park, it's also in one of London's more salubrious areas. The club features a large, modern gym, a dance studio, a swimming pool and a jacuzzi, and also provides A range of beauty treatments.
St Matthias Church, Richmond, is a stunning Victorian Gothic building which dates back to 1857. The tall spire can be seen from miles away and the building as a whole is an architectural wonder. In 1970, the west end of the church was divided to provide a space for community activities. This space has come to be home to a number of community groups and is also available for hire for children's parties and group events/meetings. Although an Anglican Church, services are a mix of traditional Anglican practices and more informal ones, with the aim of fostering an open and welcoming community spirit.
The St Elizabeth of Portugal Church is a Grade II listed heritage building dating back to the 1824. It was designed by the noted architect Thomas Hardwick and was a gift to the locality by Elizabeth Doughty. It features beautiful architecture with yellow and red brick exterior, a tower, a hexagonal dome and round carved windows. The interior of the church is equally stunning with tranquil white washed walls, polished wooden pews and a beautifully decorated altar in gold. Today the church is under the Catholic denomination and is considered to be the oldest standing church under the Archdiocese of Southwark. The parish council has many ministries such as a youth group, woman's league, a justice and peace group and a children's liturgy among many others. There are two large halls in the church namely the Upper Crypt and the Lower crypt which are rented out for weddings, parties and receptions along with a large professional kitchen. It's picturesque beauty and historical background make it a popular tourist attraction in the region.
First Church of Christ, Scientist in Richmond is a branch of the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, Massachusetts. The services and teachings of the church are based on the beliefs and practices of Christian Science, which was founded by Mary Baker Eddy. Christian Science believes in a God that is all good and all loving, and that through an understanding of His work and the work of Jesus Christ we can achieve spiritual harmony in our lives. Regular services are held on Wednesdays and Sundays, where along with hymns and prayers, there are readings from both the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. During the weekly testimony meeting held on Wednesday, church members may share experiences of Christian science healing and other experiences from their lives. There is a Sunday school which is open to children and anyone below the age of 20 years, as well as a reading room where you can purchase books on spiritual healing or engage in quiet study. You need not be a member of the church to attend the services, and all are welcome to the lectures, Sunday school, reading room and services.
St Mary Magdalene Church at Richmond's Paradise Road is a lovely church. The church is known for holding many events and music festivals. They offer a number of services such as baptisms, communions, funerals and weddings. The youth and children equally participate in many of their functions. For detailed information, check out their website.
Established in 1877 this place was known as Richmond Presbyterian Church, currently it is known as the Richmond Green United Reformed Church. The former church was built in between 1884- 1885 and styled in 1883 by architect William Wallace in Gothic style. The current building was built by F C Howgate and was previously used as the East Sheen United Reformed Church. The Richmond URC holds regular services and other activities like bible studies, visit their website for schedules. The church is presently ministered by Reverend Kristin Ofstad.
Old Deer Park, a sports club, stands on a royal deer park site in Richmond. The club is meant for private members only and is used for multiple purposes. From conferences and weddings to private parties and banquets, Old Deer Park has hosted all. There are four beautiful function rooms, namely the Pagoda Room, Vice President's Lounge, Sponsors' Lounge and John Dawes' Lions Room, that offer gorgeous views of the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew. Every room has its own bar that serve quality spirits and refreshments. The lush green grounds and pavilions of the park are utilized for various winter and summer sports. Visit website for further details.
Located at the Church Street at Twickenham, the St Mary’s Church is an Anglican institute of faith. This designated site of English heritage lies near the York House on the banks of the scenic River Thames. The present church was constructed in the 18th Century as a replacement of a 15th-century place of worship. Built in the Neo-Classical style, the church was the work of a local architect. St Mary’s is the burial ground of many known men. Check website for more information.
The St Thomas Aquinas Church of Ham is a Roman Catholic Church associated with the Archdiocese of Southwark. Services are conducted on Saturday evening and Sunday morning with a German mass held on Sundays to serve the local German-speaking population. The building of the church served as a school in the 19th century until it was closed in 1966. The northern part of structure now functions as a church whereas as the southern part has now been converted into a community hall, used for local functions. A stained glass window made by artist Paul Quail depicting the sight of 'Heavenly Jerusalem' forms a major attraction in the church.
East Sheen Baptist Church is located near the Richmond Park area in London. The church boasts of being a 'Bible-based' and 'Bible-believing' cathedral. Apart from the regular prayer meetings and services, the church is actively involved in cultural as well as educational activities for its followers. It runs an exclusive women's association, a fun club for all, a youth organization for the protection and guidance of all the young, and a humanitarian support missionary. The church also conducts art-oriented workshops and competitions.
St Richard's Church is an active Anglican church located in Ham, London. The church, formerly a part of a housing development project, has a unique architecture with hexagonal design. This unique place of worship is shared by St Richard's CE Primary School. Check their website for more details on services and events of the church.
The Ham Christian Center, located in Ham, is an Evangelical church associated with the London Baptist's Association. Built in the year 1928, it continued to function until 1979 when it was closed for restoration. It opened again 1998 and continues to hold Sunday morning services along with monthly half-night prayer meets. It is also used by the local community for various activities including exercise classes for new mothers.