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
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 Basement Door is an concert venue located at the basement of the Vineyard Church. On the first Saturday if every month, they throw their doors open for live performance by upcoming musicians. On these nights, the basement of the church is filled with music, laughter and mirth. Arrangements are made for coffee and various homemade refreshments for the audience as they sway to the beats of the music.
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.
For a blockbuster fix while on holiday, book a seat at Odeon Richmond. With an exciting schedule of new releases, great sound and tech systems and menu of must-have refreshments, this is the place to go for fun time in the city. For tickets and more, check out their website or call +0871 224 4007.
Pembroke Lodge is historic Georgian mansion located in Richmond Park.
Holly Lodge is located in Richmond Park and houses the Police Offices of the park as well as the Holly Lodge Center, an educational and environmental community center.
Curzon Richmond is a Curzon cinema, and like the others in central London, screens independent, foreign, artsy, and occasionally the very best and original of the mainstream films. With a Curzon Membership, you'll receive 2 free tickets, programs mailed directly to you, discounts at selected restaurants/bars/shops, concessionary rates, and invitations to special events.
Laughing Horse Comedy Club is a class act. With regular shows by visiting and permanent artists, there's never a dull house. Do call for details.
Richmond Theatre though is a medium-sized venue, is Richmond's major entertainment space in terms of theater. The shows vary between touring drama, comedy, opera, ballet, musicals, concerts and pantomime, so it's a good bet for whatever dramatic fare you're after. Although the audience tend to be mostly local, it's often worth the short train ride to see one of the theater's quality offerings, or even a show before or after its run in the West End, at less than the West End prices. Event timings vary. Check website for details. Box office: +44 844 871 7651.
Orange Tree Theatre is a permanent theater in the round, which means that the audience will be seated on all four sides. Theater in the round creates an intimate setting and pulls you into the production. There are 175 seats with two levels, one above the actors and one at the same level of the show. There is a bar that is open 45 minutes before each production that sells drinks and snacks.
Part of the Richmond Adult Community College campus in Parkshot, the Studio Theatre is a purpose built theater for staging small productions. With tiered seating, the theater has a capacity of upto 140 guests. Call ahead for inquiries and bookings.
With a picturesque riverside setting and 18th century Baroque interiors, Orleans House Gallery is Richmond upon Thames' foremost art gallery. The historic estate houses the Stables gallery, Octagon room, Coach House Education Centre and North Stables Cafe. The art collection consists of photographs and paintings reflecting the development of art through the ages. The peaceful countryside location makes the Octagon Room an ideal venue for hosting wedding ceremonies, meetings, parties and wine tastings.