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Richmond is an inner city suburb of Melbourne located 3kms south-east of the CBD. It is one of the most populated suburbs in Melbourne and one of the more iconic. If you’re looking to hire a car in Richmond then look no further. Our car hire comparison service allows you to get the best price guaranteed through all the major car hire suppliers including Budget, Hertz, Thrifty and Europcar.

History

Richmond is historically a working class suburb well known for textile manufacturing facilities. The home of Channel Nine was in Richmond until 2011 when it moved to Docklands. It has since undergone significant gentrification and now boasts a very diverse population demographic both ethnically and socially.

Richmond Landmarks

Richmond is one of the oldest suburbs in Melbourne and buildings established as early as the mid 19th century not only still stand but are still in use with examples such as The Loyal Studley Hotel, Richmond Power Station, Burnley Theatre and The Swan hotel still operating either as their original purpose or in the case of The Loyal Studley Hotel, repurposed for retail.

Richmond has a thriving nightlife with some of Melbourne’s most popular entertainment venues calling the suburb home, most notably The Corner Hotel which regularly features performances from some of the biggest names in music from Australia and abroad.

Richmond Tigers

Richmond is perhaps best known as the home of the iconic Richmond Tigers AFL team. The Tigers are one of the most successful Aussie Rules clubs in the competition history with 10 premierships to their credit. The team play home games at the MCG which is situated on the Richmond side of Melbourne City.

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