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by Sue Lancaster (subscribe)
I live and work in west London and enjoy writing as a hobby. Visit my blog at sequinsue.wordpress.com/
Published January 22nd 2018
How many have you done?
It's my 100th post here on Weekend Notes, so to celebrate I thought I'd do a round-up of one hundred of mine and my husband's favourite things to do in our local area of Richmond-upon-Thames:

EATING OUT

1. Enjoy food at its finest at The Glasshouse in Kew
2. Try the tasty tapas at The Tapestry in Mortlake
3. While away the weekend at the Wildwood in Barnes
4. Bring on the brunch at Canham, East Sheen
5. Feast on Persian food at Faanoos, East Sheen
6. Appreciate fine French food at La Buvette in Richmond
7. Absorb the cosy atmosphere of Annie's in Barnes
8. Be indulgent in The Ivy Cafe, Richmond
9. Soak up the setting of the Olympic Studios Dining Room in Barnes
10. Sample the seafood at Rick Stein in Barnes

Langustines at Rick Stein
Langustines at Rick Stein


PUB LUNCH

1. Eat the best of British at the Bulls Head in Barnes
2. Grab some grub at The Greyhound in Kew
3. Relax in the huge garden at The Hare and Hounds, East Sheen
4. Stave off the hunger at The Brown Dog in Barnes
5. Take in the Thames view from The Roebuck in Richmond
6. Cosy up at The Treehouse in Barnes
7. While away the day at The White Horse in Richmond
8. Tuck into traditional pub food at The Plough, East Sheen
9. Savour the Sunday lunch at The Sun Inn in Barnes
10. Feel at home at The Victoria, East Sheen

The Victoria
Home from home at The Victoria


CAFE CULTURE

1. Sit back and watch the world go by at Orange Pekoe, Barnes
2. Eat icecream in every flavour imagineable at Bella del Gelato, East Sheen
3. Enjoy a spot of live jazz with a cup of tea at the OSO, Barnes
4. Get coffee and cake at Arte Chef in Barnes
5. Dine States-style at Pickle and Rye in East Sheen
6. Soak up the sunshine in the secluded garden of the Leonardo Caffe, East Sheen
7. Appreciate a flat white at Artisan Coffee, East Sheen
8. Soak up the surroundings at Tide Tables Cafe on Richmond's riverside
9. Give into the village vibe at Gail's Bakery in Barnes
10. Sip tea in the small secluded courtyard at The Robin, East Sheen

Tea at the Robin
Tea time at The Robin


GETTING ACTIVE

1. Swim in the outdoor lido at Pools on the Park, Richmond
2. Sweat it out in an exercise class at BeMore Studio in Mortlake
3. De-stress and strengthen with a yoga class at Yogahub, East Sheen
4. Hire a bike and cycle around the fabulous expanse that is Richmond Park
5. Get your skates on at the family roller disco in Twickenham
6. Walk along the tranquil river tow path and appreciate the beautiful scenery. Or...
7. ...Run along the river tow path and breathe in the fresh air!
8. Follow the Barnes Trail
9. Get in a spin at Evolution Cycle in Mortlake
10. Sign up to take part in this year's Richmond Runfest

Richmond Runfest's 10km race around Kew Gardens
Richmond Runfest's 10km race around Kew Gardens


SHOPPING

1. Stock up on essentials at Kew Retail Park
2. Explore the small stores on the narrow lanes behind Richmond High Street
3. Pick up an antique at the Barnes Collectors' Market
4. Take in the craft at the Kew Village Market
5. Wander around the independent retailers of Twickenham
6. Find fresh organic produce at the Barnes Farmers Market
7. Browse for bargains at the East Sheen Collectors Market
8. Enjoy the atmosphere of Richmond Duck Pond Markets
9. Support the local high street in East Sheen
10. Browse the boutiques of Barnes

Barnes Bookshop
Shop local at The Barnes Bookshop


ENJOYING THE VIEW

1. Take a river boat towards Hampton Court from Richmond Pier
2. See St Paul's Cathedral from the viewing platform in Richmond Park
3. Climb the St Mary's Church tower in Mortlake
4. Watch the sunset over the river from the top of Richmond Hill
5. Brave the tree top walkway at Kew Gardens
6. Enjoy sweeping river views with a glass of wine at The Ship, Mortlake
7. Sit and ponder with the pond life at Barnes Pond
8. See all the way into central London from Sawyer's Hill in Richmond Park
9. Sip sauvignon on the terrace at The White Hart in Barnes
10. See across to the fabulous Syon House and its surroundings as you walk the river by Kew Gardens

The view across the river to Syon House
The view across the river to Syon House


TREAT YOURSELF

1. Have a massage at the Peach Tree, Barnes
2. See a show at The Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond
3. Watch a film in the luxurious Olympic Cinema, Barnes
4. Get a cut and colour at Trevor Sorbie in Richmond
5. Get takeaway fish & chips from Tanya's Fish Bar in Barnes
6. Take Afternoon Tea at the Bingham in Richmond
7. Take a night off cooking with a Chinese take away from Secret Recipe in East Sheen
8. Enjoy a night out at the Richmond Theatre in Richmond
9. Get a manicure at Mortlake Nails & Beauty
10. Indulge in Afternoon Tea at the Petersham Hotel

Afternoon tea at The Petersham
Afternoon tea at The Petersham Hotel


DATES FOR THE DIARY

1. Add some extra sparkle to Christmas with Christmas at Kew (Starts late November)
2. Surrender the senses at Barnes Food Festival (September)
3. Enjoy all the fun of the fair at Richmond May Fair
4. Come together as a community at the Barnes Fair (July)
5. Watch the world famous Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race from Mortlake or Barnes
6. Spend summer nights with the stars at Kew the Music (July)
7. Make Christmas complete by Iceskating at Hampton Court Palace (December)
8. Join in the annual Barnes Duck Race on Easter Saturday
9. Enjoy live music at Hampton Court Palace Festival (June)
10. Take the toddlers to In the Night Garden Live in Richmond's Old Deer Park (June)

In the Night Garden Live
See Igglepiggle and friends at In the Night Garden Live


FAMOUS ATTRACTIONS

1. Wander around the magnificent Ham House and Gardens
2. Marvel at the striking whiteness of Strawberry Hill House
3. Get a glimpse of the majestic Kew Palace in Kew Gardens
4. Wonder at the wildlife at The Wetland Centre
5. Get lost in the maze at Hampton Court Palace
6. Peruse the plants at Petersham Nurseries
7. Visit the beautiful Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park
8. Delve into history in The National Archives, Kew
9. Take in Teddington Lock
10. Hear the hum of The Hive at Kew Gardens

The Hive at Kew Gardens
Inside The Hive at Kew Gardens


PEACE AND QUIET

1. Soak up the sun on a quiet stretch of Richmond Green
2. Discover the deer in Bushy Park, Hampton Wick
3. Be at one with nature in Barnes Common
4. Reflect on life in the immense Mortlake Cemetery
5. Roam the woodland at East Sheen Common
6. Get lost in a good book at East Sheen Library
7. Take in the serenity of St Mary Magdalen Church in Mortlake...
8. ...And seek out the tomb of Sir Richard Burton in the churchyard
9. Sit on a riverside bench in Jubilee Gardens, Mortlake
10. Enjoy the silence and solitude of the Leg O'Mutton Reservoir, Barnes

View of Leg O'Mutton Reservoir
View of Leg O'Mutton Reservoir


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Brilliant idea, Sue - congrats on the 100th milestone!
by Elaine (score: 3|5053) 148 days ago
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