Bleak House June Guide | Richmond Riverside Circular Walk

June’s amble from Bleak House is a rather un-taxing walk along the pretty stretch of the river at Richmond-upon-Thames. The walk starts and ends at Richmond tube but if you prefer you can drive to Marble Hill Park and pick the walk up from there. 

This circular walk is one the best ways to get out of London and soak up some countryside without having to actually leave London at all. With its handsome, Georgian townhouses, cute wysteria-clad cottages, gorgeous riverside pubs and luscious green riverbank, Richmond is very pretty and has a fun, summer vibe and it’s easy to feel like you are on holiday for a couple of hours.

The main high street at Richmond is pretty grim, it’s choked by homogenous chain stores, but once you turn off the main street into the little lanes it’s very pretty indeed and you will feel like you have stepped back in time.

Click the map to download the printable pdf of the guide. We would be delighted to hear from you if you do the walk, you can either leave a comment below or tag us with  #bleakhouseguides on Instagram (@bleakhouse.london).  

Bleak House Guide for June is a lovely riverside walk from Richmond. The walk features Marble Hill House, Petersham Nurseries, the White Swan and Ham House.

Bleak House Guide for June is a lovely riverside walk from Richmond. The walk features Marble Hill House, Petersham Nurseries, the White Swan and Ham House.

A beautiful walk along the Thames at Richmond with Marble Hill House, Ham House and Petersham Nurseries

Maids of Honour Row on Richmond Green is an extremely pretty row of Georgian townhouses

Petersham Nurseries is one of London's nicest places for lunch. It's dog-friendly and it's a very nice walk to reach it from Richmond.

Bleak House Guide for June is a lovely riverside walk from Richmond. The walk features Marble Hill House, Petersham Nurseries, the White Swan and Ham House

Petersham Nurseries is one of London’s best dog-friendly restaurants. It’s a beautiful walk along the river from Richmond and the food and surroundings are fabulous.

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