There just aren’t enough hours in the day to be able to take part in all the sport and leisure activities here!
To search for a privately run local sports club please visit the infoRich website and search for the topic you need using the subject list.
Twickenham is the internationally recognised home of English rugby. The first Rugby Union match played here was in 1909, featuring local rivals Richmond and the Harlequins. The Museum of Rugby and Twickenham Stadium tours allow you to visit the ground on days when matches are not taking place.
There are a number of different sports centres and swimming pools in the borough. For more information see:-
The borough has 260 public rights of way, and five walking routes promoted with signs and leaflets. These include part of three strategic walking routes:
- The Thames Path National Trail - view the Thames Path website
- The Capital Ring
- The London Loop
and two shorter paths:
- The River Crane Walk
- The Beverley Brook Walk
NEW! Urban, rural and riverside walk in Richmond brought to you by the National Trust.
A 4.6 mile circular walk that will take you from Richmond Station past the famous iconic view from the top of Richmond Hill, King Henry's Mound in Richmond Park and Ham House and Garden, through Ham Avenues and Petersham Meadows, and along a stretch of the Thames Path.
Click here for a detailed description with a map
The Borough is a great place to walk and the best way to learn about its history is through the eyes of an experienced local guide. The Richmond upon Thames Heritage Guides organises regular daily walks on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from June to October covering general historic and specialist themes. Kew and Twickenham walks take place on Sundays. Details are shown on their website at www.richmondwalks.co.uk Private walks and talks are also available by prior arrangement. Call Jane on +44 (0) 20 8894 3678 or Johanna on +44 (0) 20 8979 9670.
Richmond Park Walks
Throughout the year there are also guided walks in Richmond Park. Call +44(0) 20 8546 3109.
With so many acres of open space, joggers in Richmond upon Thames are spoilt for choice. The tow path is a wonderful place to go jogging, without ever getting lost. Alternatively there are the two royal parks of Richmond Park and Bushy Park or Home Park situated behind Hampton Court Palace. In all three parks deer wander freely.
For jogging clubs see infoRich.
View the cycling page in our travel section.
Horses have been part of life in Richmond upon Thames for centuries. Richmond Park and Bushy Park both have bridle ways. Horse and Carriages can be hired in Home Park, behind Hampton Court Palace in the summer months at weekends.
For riding schools see infoRich.
For polo clubs see infoRich.
For golf clubs see infoRich.
For information view our River page in the travel section.