London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames (pronunciation ) in southwest London forms part of Outer London and is the only London borough on both sides of the River Thames. It was created in 1965 when three smaller council areas amalgamated under the London Government Act 1963. It is governed by Richmond upon Thames London Borough Council and is divided into nineteen wards.[3] The population is 198,019 and the major settlements are Barnes, East Sheen, Mortlake, Richmond, Twickenham, Teddington and Hampton.

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Richmond shown within Greater London
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Created1 April 1965
Admin HQTwickenham
  TypeLondon borough council
  BodyRichmond upon Thames London Borough Council
  LeadershipLiberal Democrat (Liberal Democrat)
  MayorGeoff Acton (from May 2020)[1]
  London AssemblyNicholas Rogers (Conservative) AM for South West
  MPsMunira Wilson (Liberal Democrat)
Sarah Olney (Liberal Democrat)
  Total22.17 sq mi (57.41 km2)
Area rank256th (of 309)
 (mid-2019 est.)
  Rank94th (of 309)
  Density8,900/sq mi (3,400/km2)
71.4% White British
2.5% White Irish
0.1% White Gypsy or Irish Traveller
11.9% Other White
0.7% White & Black Caribbean
0.4% White & Black African
1.5% White & Asian
1% Other Mixed
2.8% Indian
0.6% Pakistani
0.5% Bangladeshi
0.9% Chinese
2.5% Other Asian
0.9% Black African
0.4% Black Caribbean
0.2% Other Black
0.6% Arab
1% Other
Time zoneUTC (GMT)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)
ONS code00BD
GSS codeE09000027
PoliceMetropolitan Police

The borough is home to Richmond Park, the largest park in London, along with the National Physical Laboratory and The National Archives. The attractions of Kew Gardens, Hampton Court Palace, Twickenham Stadium and the WWT London Wetlands Centre are within its boundaries and draw domestic and international tourism.

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