The Lion & Unicorn †

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19 King Street, Richmond, TW9 1ND
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Mon to Fri 9:30 - 17:30, Sat 9:30 - 18:00, Sun 11:00 - 17:00 (except during Aug)

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A charming bookshop specialising in children's books, the Lion & Unicorn makes reading fun for kids. There's a real sense of community; they regularly run reader events and issue a quarterly newsletter appropriately called 'THE ROAR'. Founded in 1977, best-selling children's author Roald Dahl was the first guest of honour, present at the opening. Since then, authors including David McKee, Shirley Hughes, Jacqueline Wilson, Philip Pullman, Anthony Horowitz, Michael Morpurgo and Lauren Child have visited the bookshop to meet their fans. Situated in a picturesque lane close to Richmond Green, it's a pleasure to browse the well stocked range of books and audio tapes for children, from pint-sized board books for babies to teenage fiction. Widely and rightly recognised as a treasure trove for children's book lovers.


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Richmond Tube Station
6 minutes walk
Kew Gardens Tube Station
29 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Richmond Railway Station
6 minutes walk
St Margarets Railway Station
12 minutes walk
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Friar's Lane
1 minutes walk
Richmond Riverside
2 minutes walk

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Richmond Hill Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £66† 22% off
Richmond Hill, TW10 | 14 minutes from The Lion & Unicorn
Richmond Hill Hotel offers you the best of both worlds, a classic setting and a contemporary hotel. Steeped in history, character and charm the 17th Century ... More
Hilton London Syon Park
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £95† 31% off
Syon Park, TW8 | 25 minutes from The Lion & Unicorn
Seven miles from the city centre, London Syon Park brings a touch of contemporary luxury to London's urban countryside with 137 elegant rooms and suites, all ... More
Holiday Inn London Brentford Lock
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £60† 21% off
Commerce Road, TW8 | 30 minutes from The Lion & Unicorn
If you want a place to stay that combines the sleepy, leafy charm of West London with access to the town centre, then you could hardly ... More
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Waterstone's - Chiswick
London > Shopping > Books
220-226 Chiswick High Road, W4 | 3.1 miles from The Lion & Unicorn
Large two-floor bookshop on Chiswick High Road with a large children's department which caters well for local families. This west London branch of Waterstone's ... More
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Daunt Books Holland Park
London > Shopping > Books
112-114 Holland Park Avenue, Holland Park, London W11 | 5.4 miles from The Lion & Unicorn
This is a sister shop to the delightful Daunt Books situated in Marylebone High Street, London, an original Edwardian bookshop with long oak galleries and wonderful ... More
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Children's Book Centre
London > Shopping > Books
237 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 5.4 miles from The Lion & Unicorn
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The Real Ale Shop
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
371 Richmond Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 | 6 minutes from The Lion & Unicorn
Spending most of our time in pubs swilling foreign lager pushed by multi-national breweries, the British nation has turned their back on their home-grown beer. Often ... More
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Vivian's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
2 Worple Way, Richmond Surrey, TW10 | 9 minutes from The Lion & Unicorn
When it comes to fresh, farm produce head for Vivian’s on Worple Way. Hidden away on a side street outside the centre, a stunning Art Deco ... More
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Zita Elze
London > Shopping > Florists
287 Sandycombe Road, Kew, TW9 | 26 minutes from The Lion & Unicorn
This wonderful flower shop in Kew is run by Zita Elze who won a silver-gilt medal in her RHS Chelsea Flower Show debut. Brazilian by birth, ... More
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Aladdin, Richmond Theatre
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 9th December 2017 to 14th January 2018
The Lion & Unicorn, The Green, Surrey, TW9 | 4 minutes from The Lion & Unicorn
Panto legend Christopher Biggins plays Aladdin's mother Widow Twankey in this year's panto at Richmond Theatre. Jump aboard a high-flying magical carpet headed for Old Peking ...More
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Aladdin
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 9th December 2017 to 14th January 2018 - Various Times
The Lion & Unicorn, The Green, Surrey, TW9 | 4 minutes from The Lion & Unicorn
Qdos Entertainment presents the classic panto tale, starring Christopher Biggins as Widow Twankey....More
The Simon & Garfunkel Story
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: Tuesday 16th January 2018 - 7.30pm
The Lion & Unicorn, The Green, Surrey, TW9 | 4 minutes from The Lion & Unicorn
Award-winning actor Dean Elliott writes and directs a 50th anniversary celebration of the musical duo featuring original photos and film footage, as well as all the ...More
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Curzon Richmond
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
3 Water Lane, Richmond, TW9 | 1 minute from The Lion & Unicorn
The most petite member of the Curzon family, the 144-seat Curzon Richmond is also the one whose roots extend the furthest back. Built on the ... More
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The Bearcat Comedy Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Turk's Head, 28 Winchester Road, TW1 | 14 minutes from The Lion & Unicorn
The Turk's Head pub in St. Margarets, Twickenham is home to The Bearcat Comedy Club which occupies an old hall attached to the pub. Every Saturday ... More
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The Turk's Head
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Winchester Road, St Margaret's, TW1 | 14 minutes from The Lion & Unicorn
The Turk's Head pub in St. Margarets, Twickenham is home to The Bearcat comedy club which occupies an old hall attached to the pub. Every Saturday ... More
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Pottery Cafe
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
322 Richmond Road, East Twickenham, TW1 | 8 minutes from The Lion & Unicorn
All Richmond mums know and love the Pottery Cafe - it's practically a rite of passage for new mums to take their ... More
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Marble Hill House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Richmond Road, Twickenham, TW1 | 14 minutes from The Lion & Unicorn
The waterside Palladian villa, Marble Hill House, was built for Henrietta Howard, the mistress of King George II when he was Prince of Wales. Set between ... More
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Ham House & Gardens
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Ham Street, Ham, Richmond, TW10 | 23 minutes from The Lion & Unicorn
Perched on the edge of the River Thames and first built in 1610, this ornate but almost melancholic Stuart mansion combines extensive formal gardens with a ... More
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Don Fernando's
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
27F The Quadrant, Richmond, TW9 | Same location as The Lion & Unicorn
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Pizza Express
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Lion House, Red Lion Street, Richmond, TW9 | 1 minute from The Lion & Unicorn
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Wagamama
London > Restaurants > South East Asian restaurants
3 Hill Street, Richmond, TW9 | 2 minutes from The Lion & Unicorn
Taking inspiration from Japanese ramman-noodle bars, Wagamama is the ultimate in high-quality, fast food. Huge bowls of steaming, soupy noodles, chicken dumplings with a chilli-soy dipping ... More
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The Kids Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
107 Gunnersbury Lane, W3 | 3.3 miles from The Lion & Unicorn
The Kids' Cookery School in West London is a unique venue offering cookery classes and workshops for children aged three upwards. Children can have fun creating ... More
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The Artists Theatre School
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Ealing Studios, W5 | 3.4 miles from The Lion & Unicorn
The Artists Theatre School provides Saturday drama workshops at Ealing Studios run by working actors for students in age groups from 5 years to adult. Fees ... More
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Wendell Park Primary School
London > Education >
Cobbold Road, W12 | 4 miles from The Lion & Unicorn
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Old Deer Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
187 Kew Road, Richmond, TW9 | 16 minutes from The Lion & Unicorn
A great place to wander around and get lost, the Old Deer Park - which meanders from the edge of Richmond down to the Thames - ... More
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Ham House Gardens
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Ham Street, Ham, TW10 | 23 minutes from The Lion & Unicorn
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Richmond Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Park Office, Holly Lodge, TW10 | 23 minutes from The Lion & Unicorn
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The White Cross
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Riverside, Off Water Lane, TW9 | 1 minute from The Lion & Unicorn
Whet your whistle with a pint at Richmond's suitably historic White Cross pub. Right on the river, but still in the very centre of town not ... More
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St Margarets Pub & Dining
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
107 St Margarets Road, TW1 | 12 minutes from The Lion & Unicorn
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White Swan
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Riverside, Twickenham, TW1 | 21 minutes from The Lion & Unicorn
With probably one of the most idyllic settings of any of London's pubs, the White Swan is well worth a visit if you're in this neck ... More
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Tea Box
London > Nightlife > Bars
7 Paradise Road, TW9 | 3 minutes from The Lion & Unicorn
Mostly the pick of London's traditional afternoon teas are found within the city's top hotels. But the Tea Box in Richmond's Paradise Road exists only to ... More
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Vinoteca Chiswick
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
18 Devonshire Road, W4 | 3.1 miles from The Lion & Unicorn
Vinoteca opens 7th October 2013. Vinoteca has been doing a fine job of serving fine wines in an informal setting since the company opened its first ... More
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Tap Tavern
London > Nightlife > Bars
Princes Street, TW9 | 4 minutes from The Lion & Unicorn
Located in the heart of Richmond, Tap Tavern feeds London's desire for gin and craft beer with a carefully curated menu of micro-brewed beers and small ... More
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Petersham Nurseries
London > Business > Venue Hire
Off Petersham Road, Petersham, Richmond, TW10 | 18 minutes from The Lion & Unicorn
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Orleans House Gallery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Riverside, Twickenham, TW1 | 20 minutes from The Lion & Unicorn
Orleans House Gallery is sited in a picturesque woodland garden by the Thames at Twickenham. The gallery hosts†a lively programme of temporary exhibitions while the adjacent ... More
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Ham House & Gardens
London > Business > Venue Hire
Ham Street, Richmond-upon-Thames, TW10 | 23 minutes from The Lion & Unicorn
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