Richmond Old Town hall
Events at the Old Town Hall:
Lectures take place in the Whittaker Ellis* Suite, which you can find at the end of the corridor, on your right, once you enter the building
Our monitor for Richmond is Sally Johnson.
Please make yourself known to her
when you join any of the events.
Parking available nearby at Friar’s Lane Car Park, Richmond Riverside Car Park and Paradise Road Car Park. Limited metered places in front of the Old Town Hall.
Nearest Public Transport:
Rail: Richmond Railway Station, 7 minutes walk. St Margarets Railway Station, 11 minutes walk
Underground: District Line, Richmond Station. 10 Minute walk from the station.
Bus: H22, 33, H37, R61, 65, R68, 190, 290, 371, 415, 490
* Who was Whittaker Ellis?
Whittaker Avenue, the road on which Richmond's Old Town Hall stands is named after Sir John Whittaker Ellis, a former Lord Mayor of London and the first mayor for the new borough of Richmond. The Hall, built in the 1890s and opened in 1893 by the Duke of York, who later became King George V, stands on land donated by Whittaker. Overlooking the Thames, it now contains the major information services for the borough - the Reference Library, the Local Studies Collection and Richmond Information Centre as well as the Riverside Gallery, run by the Orleans House Gallery. On the second floor is the Museum of Richmond which houses the royal borough's important historical artefacts.