What’s On in Richmond

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There’s lots happening in Richmond over the next month – from midnight swimming to music legends, horse riding to Hampton Court Palace festivities, there’s sure to be something for all the family to enjoy.

Franco Manca opens in Richmond
Red Lion Street, Richmond
Thurs 1 June onwards

The latest branch of the famous pizzeria landed in Richmond in late May, and June is your chance to grab yourself a slice of some classic Italian magic. Fuel your appetite whether you opt for authentic Italian flavours with their renowned pizzas, something a little lighter from their selection of small bites or simply their own No Logo beer. Keep your eyes peeled for our review of Franco Manca Richmond coming soon.

Upcoming shows at Richmond Theatre
Richmond Theatre, The Green, Richmond
Fri 2 June – Fri 30 June

There’s some extraordinary theatrical talents being showcased at Richmond Theatre this month. From the childhood favourite ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea‘ to Charlotte Brontë’s literary classic ‘Jane Eyre‘ and the euphoric music experience of ‘Motown’s Greatest Hits: How Sweet It Is‘, there’s bound to be something for all to enjoy. All the info and tickets located here.

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Elton John at Twickenham Stoop Stadium
Twickenham Stoop Stadium, Langhorn Drive, Twickenham
Sat 3 June

Join Elton John and his band on 3 June as his ‘Wonderful Crazy Night Tour‘ arrives in Twickenham. The first ever concert to be hosted at the home of the harlequins, and the first Elton John performance in Twickenham since his career skyrocketed back in 1970, tickets have been selling incredibly fast but a few select seats are still available via Ticketmaster. The show, which rounds off what has been an outstanding year for the British music giant, will see the pop culture paragon perform from his impressive catalogue of hits as well as tracks from his latest smash album, ‘Wonderful Crazy Night‘.

Magical Shire Horse Carriage Rides
Richmond Park, Richmond
Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday throughout June

This is your chance to experience Richmond Park like never before, in a traditional carriage drawn by The Royal Parks Foundation’s own majestic shire horses. This magical 90 minute experience features an hour-long ride, an exclusive backstage tour of the working stables and summer refreshments. All the info you need here.

Hampton Court Palace Festival
Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey
Wed 7 June – Sat 24 June

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Hampton Court Palace Festival returns this June with a series of spectacular live open-air concerts in the iconic Tudor courtyard. Those confirmed to play this year include Michael Ball & Alfie Boe, James Morrison, Rick Astley and Van Morrison. For a unique and undeniably memorable experience, get all the information you need and purchase tickets from here.

Extraordinary Charity Auction
Richmond upon Thames College, Egerton Road, Twickenham
Fri 9 June

The previously hidden art of the late, well-respected artist, Desmond Jones, will be going ‘under the hammer’ at a special charity auction on Friday 9 June in the Sports Hall at Richmond upon Thames College in Twickenham. Grab some more info here.

Hampton Pool Moonlight Swim
High Street, Hampton
Fri 9 June

It’s not often that you’ll find an event like this in the borough of Richmond so we’d recommend you get booking! The moonlight swim takes place as close to the night of the full moon as possible, and allows you two hours of splashing away under the stars in a large, heated pool. There’ll be summer refreshments and there’ll be glow sticks, making the Hampton Pool Moonlight Swim a summer party you won’t want to miss.

The Hamptons’ Carnival
Nursery Green, The Avenue, Hampton
Sat 10 June

The Hamptons’ Carnival have thought of potentially every single form of entertainment possible and rolled them all into one marvellous afternoon of unrivaled entertainment. You’ll find fairground rides, live music, dance displays, art and history exhibitions, stalls and more in this remarkable show of community spirit. Come along and celebrate with all the locals between 12pm and 4pm.

The Holly Lodge Centre presents Reflections
Pembroke Lodge, Richmond Park, Richmond
Tues 13 June

An evening of eclectic entertainment awaits, all in the presence of Royal Patron HRH Princess Alexandra. The performances, collaborated by Kathryn Hide, will include Louise Crane (mezzo soprano), Angus Cunningham (pianist), Paul Mountain (poet), Ellie Nunn (singer/actress), Linda Readman (singer) and more. Tickets are £58, including a welcome drink, supper and wine with your meal. Tickets and extra information available here.

A Midsummer Evening in Kew Gardens
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond
Wed 21 June

Photography enthusiast? Kew have just the ticket. Enjoy a rare opportunity to venture into Kew Gardens for an evening, taking advantage of the midsummer light as the sun gradually sets, and capture some stunning photos of the surrounding plants and flowers. You’ll also be accompanied and tutored by award-winning nature photographer Robert Canis. More info can be found here.

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Little Mix at Twickenham Stoop Stadium
Twickenham Stoop Stadium, Langhorn Drive, Twickenham
Sun 25 June

Join today’s biggest girl band Little Mix as they touch down in Twickenham with their Summer Shout Out show on Sunday 25 June. The iconic quartet, who shot to fame on The X Factor back in 2011, will be performing their mounting heap of hits, including ‘Black Magic’, ‘Wings’ and their latest number 1 single, 2016’s ‘Shout out To My Ex’. All the info you need here.

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Pride at the Palace
Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey
Fri 30 June

Ahead of Pride in London on Saturday 8 July, and to mark the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales, Hampton Court Palace are hosting a special series of out of hour tours from 30 June to 2 July, focusing on the topic of sexuality throughout history. Uncover the truth behind some of the most historic and illicit queer stories throughout generations and discover how Hampton Court Palace has acted as a backdrop to those who dared to defy convention. More information here.

What are your plans for June?