United Kingdom’s Connected Communities
- Nearly 160,000 people of British ancestry ancestry live in the metro area
- Direct access to London and Manchester from Washington Dulles Airport
- The most active organizations in the region include the English-Speaking Union, the British Embassy (Washington, D.C.), Virginia International Business Council and World Affairs Council
- International partnerships with several UK universities, including Queen Mary University, University of Bath, University of Warwick, University of Edinburgh (UR), University of Alberta, University of Oxford, and Harris Manchester College (VCU). Additionally, the College of William and Mary and the University of St. Andrews, the second oldest U.S. institution of higher education and the oldest university in Scotland respectively, offer an undergraduate joint-degree program
- Richmond’s sister cities are Richmond-upon-Thames, Essex County and Gravesham Borough
- Local business and cultural resources include Saint Andrew’s Society of Richmond, Scottish Society of Richmond, Central Virginia British Car Club, Central Virginia Soccer Association, Sports Center of Richmond, International Club, and several European festivals such as Central Virginia Celtic Festivals & Highland Games.