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
River Island, the popular clothing retailer, has over 300 stores all over the world and throughout the United Kingdom, including a Richmond upon Thames location. Fashion forward style doesn't have to come with a hefty price tag while shopping at River Island, where they strive to offer affordable fashion for everyone. Kids, women and menswear can all be found here. Be sure to check out the online shop or visit one of the many locations to find your next ensemble!
White Stuff is a small stockist of trendy outdoor clothes for men and women. The fact that other sports gear shops such as Trek King and Big Day are down the same stretch of road may explain why plenty of items look as though they have fashion in mind rather than practicality. White Stuff stocks skiing, snowboarding and surfing clothes. Proper thermal outdoor gear is also available, as are essentials such as ski suits. The styles are generally simple in both cut and color, and prices are reasonable.
Winner of 'Britain's Best Chocolatier' by the The Academy of Chocolate for a record four times, you can trust William Curley when it comes to making some of the best chocolates you have ever eaten! Located in a peaceful and calm neighborhood, William Curley is a must-visit store for chocolate lovers. The shop has gourmet chocolate treats, from bars, nibbles and a lot more. You can even get gift boxes, jars of hot chocolate and chocolate hampers for special occasions. In case you can't wait till you get home to start nibbling on their delicious chocolates, the store has outside seating too. If you happen to fall in love with their goodies then you can sign up for their memberships and get boxes of monthly treats right at your doorstep! To know more, check their website or call ahead.
If it is quality fresh sausages you're after, you would be wise to stop into St Marcus, which offers over 50 kinds. Beef and chicken sausages as well as ostrich for the more adventurous are just some of the fare you can expect. The shop is also well known for their South African delicacies, sauces and wines.
This is more than just a quaint cheese shop. Not only does this shop stock a wide range of cheese, including organic and international choices, but its owners also run a "cheese club" with monthly selections, a quarterly magazine and tastings. If you want to have a wine and cheese party, make this shop your one-stop spot and pick up wines, cider, chutney and biscuits to go with the cheese. Free local delivery, but inquire - or check the website - about other mail order options.
Located in the Kingston area the flagship storefront of the popular department store, Bentalls, is a one stop shop for all your needs. Spread out over multiple floors, they house products for women, men, kids, beauty, house ware, technology, food and wine, plus much more. Take a break from shopping and visit one of their 11 eateries or opt for a manicure or pedicure at the Nail Bar. Bentalls even caters to families, parents can visit the luxury parent and baby room where changing and feeding facilities are readily available.
John Lewis prides itself on being 'never knowingly undersold'. In fact, this chain is a last remaining bastion of a reassuringly good value and quality shopping experience. The tastefully understated store is a godsend for all life's essentials, being amply stocked in departments which are manned by knowledgeable and obliging staff. After-sales service is also top-notch. The store covers everything from fabrics to furniture, electronics, to evening wear, and bridal lists to books.
If you are visiting the UK for a few days, weeks or even months you have a choice to buy a cheap prepaid phone from Adam Phones which won't cost you much but will hardly do your street credibility any favors, or you could rent a top of the range handset. Chiswick-based Adam Phones, one of only 12 Vodafone service providers left in the UK, will sort you out with a Motorola Timeport. You also get accessories, temporary business cards and an information service to call on when you are away. Still not convinced? The Carphone Warehouse, Europe's largest mobile retailer, uses this company to fulfill its hire orders. Call or visit their website for more information.
Housing dozens of great stores, Eden Walk is a one stop shopping destination. Shops including H&M, Marks & Spencer, Boots are just a few that can be found here. To replenish the energy spent browsing all the shops visit one of the many eateries. With such a great selection of shops and eateries, Eden Walk has something for everyone in the family. The shopping center is conveniently accessible by rail, bus or car, with a parking lot located directly above the center.
This independent record shop carries a wide variety of music including indie, house, electro, emo, punk, dubstep and much more. Fomerly the Beggars Banquet shops, Banquet Records is more than just a record shop. Club nights and gigs happen here often and the shop encourages patrons to get invloved. Visit the website or stop in to view their inventory.
Chiswick, in the Borough of Hounslow, is an area that remains relatively uncorrupted by chain stores, and has an identity of its own. So although you will come across the occasional Sweaty Betty and Space NK Apothecary, you will find a number of independent stores as well. You can look to Fosters' Bookshop for rare and old books, and The Old Cinema for antique and vintage items. For a different shopping experience, Chiswick would be ideal.
London truly has every kind of bookshop, and this one is for the bird watching specialist. But you'll still find all things bird here, including the latest titles on bird watching, telescopes, binoculars and even art exhibitions like 'Bird Watch Artist of the Year'. Mail order is available.