If I could choose one place for sunset-gazing in London, it would have to be sitting atop Richmond Hill. The suburban district of Richmond is only a 20-minute train ride from London Waterloo, and a trip over is worth it for the views alone. The elevated spot offers prime conditions to watch the golden sun melting into the famous curve of the River Thames, and locals and visitors alike flock over once the sky starts to darken.
The river is framed with plenty of luscious greenery, even during the winter. Spot the majestic and fairy-tale-like Petersham Hotel peeking out grandly from the foliage.
Often, I’ve watched resident artists standing with their easels and paint pots, captivated with the view.
Grab a sundowner from the local’s favourite The Roebuck pub and sit back and enjoy the show. Afterwards, have a gander down to Richmond’s stone-cobbled centre and stop by one of the many restaurants for a bite to eat. I recommend Chez Lindsay or Pizzeria Rustica.