The quaint suburban borough of Richmond may be perched on the outskirts of London, but a hop on A South Western train will have you shooting out from London Waterloo in a matter of mere minutes – 20 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 to walk any time of the year and winter 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 frosty winter walk!
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 warm your stomach; think beer battered fish and chips and tasty homemade pies.