Richmond Arms

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The Richmond Arms
The Richmond Arms was a long-established gay pub in Richmond upon Thames. It closed in April 2016 after its owner company, TCG, went in administration.[1]

The Richmond Arms had been open for 30 years, and was known as the last gay bar in south West London. David Langstaff, the manager, said:

"At one point there were three gay pubs in Richmond and now there won't be any. ... It's been such a special place for all of us – lots of people have met partners here."[2]


  1. Joseph Patrick McCormick, "London gay pub the Richmond Arms to close", Pink News, 2 April 2016.
  2. Ben Weich, "Richmond LGBT community in mourning as gay bar The Richmond Arms announces closure after 30 years", Richmond and Twickenham Times, 4 April 2016.