Richmond Green was and is a popular venue for cricket matches and the earliest reference to cricket on Richmond Green is in 1666. Dating from 1770 The Cricketers Pub overlooks the green huddled amongst a mixture of period town houses and historic buildings.
Owned by the Crown Estate, the green is leased to the London Borough of Richmond. Open grassland, framed with broadleaf trees and extending to about twelve acres. The Green, has been described as "one of the most beautiful urban greens surviving anywhere in England".
Richmond Theatre opened on 18 September 1899 with a performance of As You Like It. One of the finest surviving examples of the work of theatre architect Frank Matcham, it is listed Grade II*.
For over 400 years, Richmond Green has been edged by houses and premises built to provide accommodation for people serving or visiting nearby Richmond Palace. In 1625 Charles I brought his court here to escape the plague in London and by the early 18th century these had become the homes of "minor nobility, diplomats, and court hangers-on".