Richmond Riverside London – Idyllic walks among the water

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The "Richmond Riverside" in southwest London makes me feel like I'm a million miles away from the city's hectic city centre, yet it's just 20 mins by train

The quaint suburban borough of Richmond is perched on the outskirts of London. But hop on a South Western train, and you'll shoot out of London Waterloo in a matter of mere minutes. Twenty to be more exact.

The first place you should head to is Richmond's Riverside.

Each time I amble along the tranquil pond-coloured waters, I feel a million miles away from London's hectic city centre. The riverside is a wonder for walking any time of the year, and summer is no exception.

Often there will be a whole host of wildlife; a team of ducks quacking and herons standing proudly on their moss. So, keep your eyes peeled on that balmy summer stroll.

If gazing at the river isn’t enough for you, head to one of the cosy riverside pubs to reward yourself for your walking efforts. The iconic White Cross, perched next to the water, dishes up hearty British grub to satisfy your stomach. Think beer-battered fish and chips and tasty homemade pies.

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