There is an area of London like no other (in fact every area of London is like no other) and this is Richmond. It is a small town of perfect beauty clustered around a deer park. Yet all is not as it seems. There are lakes and hills and trees like any area of country- but better- because all of these things were modeled and created to make the most perfectly beautiful wild area imaginable.
The same might be said of the town itself. It is just too perfect to quite believe. Every street and lane has a particular symmetry and balance. This too was planned while appearing to be natural.
To visit is to take a short holiday in Eden and to returned strangely healed and nourished.
Yet there is something more. Something stranger. Nobody gets ill and life expectancy is 18 years longer than some other parts of London.
Get rich. Get a house in Richmond and live a long, long time.