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Richmond on Thames 

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".
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".

West London

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