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The Star and Garter: Happy Living in Richmond upon Thames

Considered by Londoners the number one happy spot to live in, according to a recent survey, Richmond upon Thames is in fact where the wealthiest and healthiest people in the country reside. But being a happy Richmond resident doesn’t come cheap.

Considered by Londoners the number one happy spot to live in, according to a recent survey, Richmond upon Thames is in fact where the wealthiest and healthiest people in the country reside. But being a happy Richmond resident doesn’t come cheap.

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SEEN has visited one of the most luxurious and spectacular architectural gems to be found in Richmond: the former Star and Garter services care home, designed for luxury living by London Square on Richmond Hill.

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The Royal Star and Garter Home was designed by Sir Edwin Cooper and completed in 1924. Now the Grade II Listed landmark building has been meticulously refurbished, and provides a stunning view of the river Thames, famously painted by Turner and other artists, and is protected by an Act of Parliament. The Thames at Richmond also offers boating, plus walking and cycling along the towpath to Kingston and Kew.

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Richmond Park, the largest of the Royal Parks at 2,500 acres, is effectively your huge front garden and the place for walking, riding, golf, rugby, running and cycling, while Petersham Common and Meadows, within a few minutes’ walk, can be considered your back garden – if you live at the Star and Garter.

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Living here is more akin to being in a boutique hotel or private club. Private facilities include a leisure suite with a pool, spa and treatment room, Harrods concierge, and a car to take residents to the station and local shops. All these details ensure an incomparable lifestyle for residents. It’s located less than 10 miles from central London and less than 9 miles from Heathrow Airport, and offers superb transport connections, with national rail, overground and underground lines at Richmond station just 0.7 miles from The Star and Garter.

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You can visit the spectacular show apartment by appointment only.

Call 0333 666 0102 to book.

thestarandgarterlondon.co.uk

The Star and Garter,
Richmond Hill,
Richmond,
TW10 6RR

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