Richmond-upon-Thames Home to the rich and famous for centuries, from Henry VIII to Mick Jagger, Richmond-upon-Thames boasts magnificent houses and gardens, many of which stem from the river that forms the heart of this popular enclave. Discover world-renowned Hampton Court Palace and maze, the oldest Tudor palace in England, and Kew Gardens, with its 300 acres containing collections of over 40,000 varieties of plants. Marble Hill House, the Thames-side villa built between 1724-29 for Henrietta Howard, mistress of King George III, is also open to visitors. Twickenham Stadium and Museum, the home of English rugby, is located within the borough, as well as theatres and art galleries, specialist shopping, and two excellent repertory cinemas. The finest feature of the borough is Richmond Park, with its herds of red and fallow deer. The most magnificent park in the capital, this expanse offers some of the most attractive countryside in Britain.