Date Ideas in Richmond upon Thames
Richmond upon Thames is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque places to spend a date day or night in London and we have put some ideas together below to help you out with planning your next romantic outing. Whether you're a local resident or just visiting, here's a curated list to make your date memorable.
We love a classic date night! Head to the Odeon or Curzon to catch a film, or to Richmond Theatre for a show and then enjoy a fabulous dinner at one of the many amazing local restaurants. From opulent Scott’s on Richmond riverside to fine French dining at Le Salon Privé in St Margarets, or a cosy booth at The White Swan in Twickenham, there are so many amazing places in the borough to make special memories.
Begin your date with a leisurely walk along Richmond Riverside, through Petersham Meadows, leading to the enchanting Petersham Nurseries. It’s a beautiful setting to walk around and pick up some gorgeous homeware, gifts, plants and more. There is also a lovely cafe and restaurant.
Richmond Park to Richmond Hill
Embark on a stroll through Richmond Park, surrounded by nature's beauty and of course the Richmond Park deer. There are a few wonderful restaurants near the main entrance of the park, like 144 on the Hill or The Petersham, where you can enjoy a well deserved meal after your walk. And don't miss the chance to catch a breathtaking sunset from the top of Richmond Hill!
Teddington to Richmond Walk
Enjoy a scenic walk from Teddington riverside, starting at Teddington Lock Footbridge, passing by historic Ham House. Wrap up your journey at a cosy pub in Richmond like The White Cross, where you can unwind with good food and drinks.
Discover the charm of Twickenham by having a mooch down Church Street, there are some lovely shops and plenty of gorgeous restaurants. If you’re a fan of authentic Italian food and a warm, cosy atmosphere, Osteria Pulcinella is one of our absolute favourites. Make the most of being by the river and take a walk along Twickenham Riverside while you’re there!
For a more lively date night, consider a pub crawl, there are endless pubs to choose from across the borough! End your evening with drinks at a bar in Richmond, such as No.1A Duke Street, The Vault or So Bar.
Don't forget that many businesses in the area participate in our My Richmond LoveLocal card, including some mentioned above, allowing you to enjoy additional perks and savings as you explore our charming borough!
Whether you're enjoying a riverside stroll or savouring a delicious meal, Richmond upon Thames’ enchanting atmosphere is sure to create lasting memories for you and your special someone.