Old Palace Lane

Old Palace Lane is arguably Richmond’s most historic street. Many of the changes and developments that have made Richmond what it is today are reflected in this quiet little lane leading down to the Thames.

Old Palace Lane: Medieval to Modern Richmond by Derek Robinson and Simon Fowler, published with the Museum of Richmond in May 2017, tells the story of the Lane, the people who have lived there, and its buildings. Illustrated in colour, it is available from our online bookshop.

If you have a smartphone you can also download the Museum of Richmond’s audio guide, and listen to Bamber Gascoigne’s narration while exploring Old Palace Lane on foot.