Richmond – or East Sheen as it is also known – is a lovely suburban area in South West London. Nestled between the River Thames and Richmond Park, Richmond has a village feel despite technically being in the capital city and the majority of its residents are families and retired people. Away from the high streets, Richmond property is comprised mainly of residential properties from pretty Georgian cottages to statuesque and Edwardian villas, post-war apartment blocks and contemporary luxury developments.
We asked our expert Sales Manager, Stuart Bunce MNAEA to give us a quick rundown on the type of homes that East Sheen is renowned for...
Houses in Richmond London
East Sheen is mainly made up of period properties. There are cottages which have two bedrooms and some have been extended to become three and four bedrooms. The two bedroom cottages range anywhere from £650,000-£900,000, while the three and four tend to go for between £800,000-£950,000.
On the larger end of the Richmond property spectrum, there are three bedroom period houses, some of which have been extended to become four bedroom houses. Houses of this style in the central streets of East Sheen go for anywhere from £950,000 up to around £1,300,000. Some of these houses have been split and converted into large two or three bedroom flats some with private gardens. These range from around £550,000- £850,000 depending on the size and whether or not they have a garden.
Richmond Park has protected status as an important National Nature Reserve, London’s largest Site of Special Scientific Interest and a European Special Area of Conservation. It is also one of London’s eight Royal Parks and covers an area of 2500 acres! Living in such close proximity to this outdoor space is considered a significant benefit in the capital, which is reflected in property prices in this area.
The Parkside area of East Sheen is mostly larger houses. Prices start from around £1,000,000 for a three bedroom house and go all the way up to over £2,000,000 for the bigger houses on the more prestigious roads which are closest to the park gates.
Flats in Richmond London
There are also some blocks of flats, some of the ex-council blocks have one beds which go for around £280,000- £300,000 and two beds around £350-000- £400,000. Then there are flats above the shops, smaller one beds which go for around £300,000- £350,000 and two beds which go for around £450,000- £550,000.
In such a pleasant setting and close proximity to central London, Richmond is highly sought after. If you think that Richmond is ‘property goals’ and you’re interested in learning more about this popular part of London, take a look at our Richmond area guide and video or visit and see for yourself. Alternatively, to find out more about the Richmond property market, read our post on how to investigate market conditions: When to buy and when to sell.