London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

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Hampton Court Palace
Richmond upon Thames is an outer London Borough. As well as Richmond itself, it includes other localities such as Barnes, Hampton, Kew, Teddington, and Twickenham. Notable landmarks include Hampton Court Palace and the Twickenham Rugby Centre.

Richmond upon Thames was formed in 1965 by merging three former boroughs:

Richmond upon Thames is the only London Borough that extends on both sides of the Thames.

LGBT history

The Wandsworth-Richmond CHE Group was formed in September 1972.[1] It was renamed CHERP (CHE Richmond and Putney) in 1978; in 1983 it merged with CHE Kingston to form KRAGS (Kingston and Richmond Area Gay Society.[2]

The lesbian group Kenric was originally based in Kensington and Richmond, hence the name.

The Richmond upon Thames LGBT Forum was founded in 2007.[3]

The Richmond Arms was a long-established gay pub.


  1. Amiable Warriors Volume One, page 576.
  2. Out of the Shadows, Chapter 10.