Many of you may not know that we work on Paradise Road, it’s true – look on the website.
I’ll spare you the cheese about what a ‘paradise’ my working environment is but I can tell you about the town Paradise Road is situated in – Richmond. As we’re on the cusp of bank holiday (YAY) if you fancy a day out in Richmond (worth the trip) here are a few tips:
Start off by heading to Richmond Park where you have 2500 acres, 650 free roaming deer and a whole lot of walking, you don’t need to be a rambler to enjoy the Park. There are beautiful plantations; Isabella is my favourite, children’s play areas, a café, ponds, cycle tracks, horse riding and most importantly room to picnic without sitting on someone else’s lap.
Make your way down to the river for a pint. There are a large selection of bars and restaurants to chose from, my favourite is The White Swan but that is mainly because I can take my dog and child, if you are without either of these two appendages the world’s your oyster (and any of the 10 bars on the river will let you in!)
Visit Terrace Gardens which is a walk along the riverside, beautifully landscaped and leading up to the top of Richmond Hill this is a little area of tranquillity set to overlook the river and seems to be missed by the main throng of visitors as it is a short walk from the main town. When you get there you’ll be thanking me for this little gem
Have a pint on Richmond Hill at sunset, a view not to be missed – this is where I go when I want to be cheered up. I won’t spoil it for you by attempting to put into words how ‘feel good’ a sunset is there. Experience it yourself.
To round off the day, break some bread in Gaucho Richmond, I can just hear my partner say ‘break the bank more like’ as he reads this but even he has to agree that the steak is divine, the view is wonderful and the Malbec eases the bill :)
On that note people I hope you all have a wonderful bank holiday (after all that talk of Richmond I am heading to Wales) I hope you get time to relax, recharge the batteries and let’s keep our fingers crossed the weather holds out!
As our American friends would say ‘happy holidays y’all’