What to do in Richmond and the surrounding areas.

There are plenty of fantastic attractions, sporting venues and natural beauty spots located in Richmond and the surrounding areas. Here are just a few of our favourite things to do in Richmond and a little further afield…

Cycle Hire

Cycle Hire

Richmond Park has a great variety of trails, pathways and roads that are all accessible for cyclists. From a leisurely cycle around the park with family to a challenging and interesting ride for those more experienced cyclists, the scenery is undeniably stunning and cycling is a fantasic activity to enjoy during your stay. 

For cycle hire we recommend ParkCycle. Bikes can be collected from Roehampton Gate in Richmond Park and cycle hire starts from £15 for 2 hours for an adult.  We advise advance booking, taking advantage of a 10% discount. Visit the ParkCycle website for full information.

Plan your cycle route

Cycle Hire

Richmond Park has a great variety of trails, pathways and roads that are all accessible for cyclists. From a leisurely cycle around the park with family to a challenging and interesting ride for those more experienced cyclists, the scenery is undeniably stunning and cycling is a fantasic activity to enjoy during your stay. 

For cycle hire we recommend ParkCycle. Bikes can be collected from Roehampton Gate in Richmond Park and cycle hire starts from £15 for 2 hours for an adult.  We advise advance booking, taking advantage of a 10% discount. Visit the ParkCycle website for full information.

Plan your cycle route

CENTRAL LONDON

CENTRAL LONDON

Richmond Hill Hotel is conveniently located just 7 miles from Central London where you can enjoy the capitals top tourist attractions, shopping areas as well as exploring the array of famous historic landmarks, galleries and more… A short 30-minute journey on the district underground line will take you into London Victoria and via national rail you can reach London’s Waterloo in just 15 minutes.

CENTRAL LONDON

Richmond Hill Hotel is conveniently located just 7 miles from Central London where you can enjoy the capitals top tourist attractions, shopping areas as well as exploring the array of famous historic landmarks, galleries and more… A short 30-minute journey on the district underground line will take you into London Victoria and via national rail you can reach London’s Waterloo in just 15 minutes.

TWICKENHAM

TWICKENHAM

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Richmond Hill Hotel is just 10 minutes from Twickenham making us the perfect base to visit the stadium, whether you are watching world-class rugby, or seeing the finest opera. For rugby enthusiasts, Twickenham Stadium is the ideal day out. From tours of the stadium or looking around the Museum of Rugby, to sporting events such as the Six Nations, this really is a must see venue. The first game to be played at the stadium was in 1909 between two local teams the Harlequins and Richmond. Over 100 years on the stadium still goes from strength to strength.

TWICKENHAM

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Richmond Hill Hotel is just 10 minutes from Twickenham making us the perfect base to visit the stadium, whether you are watching world-class rugby, or seeing the finest opera. For rugby enthusiasts, Twickenham Stadium is the ideal day out. From tours of the stadium or looking around the Museum of Rugby, to sporting events such as the Six Nations, this really is a must see venue. The first game to be played at the stadium was in 1909 between two local teams the Harlequins and Richmond. Over 100 years on the stadium still goes from strength to strength.

RICHMOND ROYAL PARK

RICHMOND ROYAL PARK

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The largest Royal Park in London, set across 2,500 acres of idyllic landscape of grasslands, hills, ponds, gardens and woodlands with roaming deer and wildlife.  Whether you visit the park for a relaxing walk, cycle ride or a family day out, you will see the countryside come alive in the city.

The park is the perfect respite for its visitors to escape London’s fast moving pace. Although many of the hotels in Richmond enjoy a park location, Richmond Hill Hotel boasts some truly remarkable views over the park. For recommendations on the best walking, cycling and running routes in Richmond Park just ask the team at our hotel reception.

RICHMOND ROYAL PARK

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The largest Royal Park in London, set across 2,500 acres of idyllic landscape of grasslands, hills, ponds, gardens and woodlands with roaming deer and wildlife.  Whether you visit the park for a relaxing walk, cycle ride or a family day out, you will see the countryside come alive in the city.

The park is the perfect respite for its visitors to escape London’s fast moving pace. Although many of the hotels in Richmond enjoy a park location, Richmond Hill Hotel boasts some truly remarkable views over the park. For recommendations on the best walking, cycling and running routes in Richmond Park just ask the team at our hotel reception.

KEW GARDENS

KEW GARDENS

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Kew Gardens sets the international standard for conservation and research to show visitors a wonderful world of flora. Only a short journey from Richmond Hill Hotel, Kew Gardens opens up amazing sights. Here you can stroll through meticulously planned gardens with rare and unusual flowers and sparkling water features filled with fish. Or leave the ground behind and take a bird’s eye view of things from the treetops in the canopy walkway, 18 meters up.

KEW GARDENS

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Kew Gardens sets the international standard for conservation and research to show visitors a wonderful world of flora. Only a short journey from Richmond Hill Hotel, Kew Gardens opens up amazing sights. Here you can stroll through meticulously planned gardens with rare and unusual flowers and sparkling water features filled with fish. Or leave the ground behind and take a bird’s eye view of things from the treetops in the canopy walkway, 18 meters up.

WIMBLEDON TENNIS LAWNS

WIMBLEDON TENNIS LAWNS

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The home of tennis, Wimbledon’s finest champions can be watched on centre court. Whether you are visiting one of the historic museums, or you managed to get hold of a pair of tickets for the final summer matches, Richmond Hill is an ideal Wimbledon hotel. 

WIMBLEDON TENNIS LAWNS

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The home of tennis, Wimbledon’s finest champions can be watched on centre court. Whether you are visiting one of the historic museums, or you managed to get hold of a pair of tickets for the final summer matches, Richmond Hill is an ideal Wimbledon hotel. 

HAMPTON COURT PALACE

HAMPTON COURT PALACE

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This is an attraction simply not to be missed during your hotel stay in Richmond. Hampton Court Palace is just bursting with history, beautiful grounds and gardens and is fun for everyone. Discover the magnificence of Henry VIII's favourite royal residence. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the bustling Base Court and marvel at the breath-taking grandeur of Henry's State Rooms. Tickle your taste buds in the vast Tudor kitchens, stroll through over 60 acres of enchanting gardens, lose yourself in the famous maze and appreciate the beauty of one of the greatest palaces on earth. Costumed tours and talks happen daily, and there are many seasonal events.

HAMPTON COURT PALACE

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This is an attraction simply not to be missed during your hotel stay in Richmond. Hampton Court Palace is just bursting with history, beautiful grounds and gardens and is fun for everyone. Discover the magnificence of Henry VIII's favourite royal residence. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the bustling Base Court and marvel at the breath-taking grandeur of Henry's State Rooms. Tickle your taste buds in the vast Tudor kitchens, stroll through over 60 acres of enchanting gardens, lose yourself in the famous maze and appreciate the beauty of one of the greatest palaces on earth. Costumed tours and talks happen daily, and there are many seasonal events.

RICHMOND RIVERSIDE

RICHMOND RIVERSIDE

The view from Richmond Terrace, adjacent to the hotel, which has now been officially protected and recognised as one of London's treasures, The Riverside area incorporates some of the most beautiful areas of Richmond including Petersham Meadows and the historic area around Heron Square. Richmond Green itself dates back to the eighteenth century and was and still is a very popular venue for cricket matches.

RICHMOND RIVERSIDE

The view from Richmond Terrace, adjacent to the hotel, which has now been officially protected and recognised as one of London's treasures, The Riverside area incorporates some of the most beautiful areas of Richmond including Petersham Meadows and the historic area around Heron Square. Richmond Green itself dates back to the eighteenth century and was and still is a very popular venue for cricket matches.

HAM POLO

HAM POLO

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Ham Polo Club is the last remaining polo club in Greater London. Founded in 1926, HPC has an established and distinguished reputation. Known for excellent playing and social facilities combined with a relaxed family atmosphere HPC is well worth a visit for any polo fan. Fixtures are held regularly throughout the summer months.

HAM POLO

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Ham Polo Club is the last remaining polo club in Greater London. Founded in 1926, HPC has an established and distinguished reputation. Known for excellent playing and social facilities combined with a relaxed family atmosphere HPC is well worth a visit for any polo fan. Fixtures are held regularly throughout the summer months.

STRAWBERRY HILL HOUSE

STRAWBERRY HILL HOUSE

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Strawberry Hill House is located just 3 miles from the hotel. It is often referred to simply as Strawberry Hill and is the Gothic Revival Villa that was built in Twickenham, London by Horace Walpole from 1749. It has been beautifully restored to its former glory and offers a fantastic look at the Gothic architectural period.

STRAWBERRY HILL HOUSE

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Strawberry Hill House is located just 3 miles from the hotel. It is often referred to simply as Strawberry Hill and is the Gothic Revival Villa that was built in Twickenham, London by Horace Walpole from 1749. It has been beautifully restored to its former glory and offers a fantastic look at the Gothic architectural period.

CHISWICK HOUSE AND GARDENS

CHISWICK HOUSE AND GARDENS

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If you are an architecture and art enthusiast Chiswick House is not to be missed. The Richmond Hill Hotel is in the perfect location close to transport links and only a mere 15 minutes away from this elegant building and gardens. Built in 1729, this villa was inspired by the architecture of ancient Rome and 16th century Italy. Created by the third Earl of Burlington as an experiment to display his art and book collections.

CHISWICK HOUSE AND GARDENS

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If you are an architecture and art enthusiast Chiswick House is not to be missed. The Richmond Hill Hotel is in the perfect location close to transport links and only a mere 15 minutes away from this elegant building and gardens. Built in 1729, this villa was inspired by the architecture of ancient Rome and 16th century Italy. Created by the third Earl of Burlington as an experiment to display his art and book collections.

WEMBLEY STADIUM

WEMBLEY STADIUM

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The impressive Wembley Stadium is the perfect choice to visit whilst staying at the Richmond Hill Hotel.  Conveniently located just a 20 minute car drive from the hotel, Wembley Stadium allows visitors to enjoy many sporting or concert events.  Since the 1920’s right up until today, the old and new stadium has hosted many memorable moments. These have included World Cup in the 1960s, with our sensational win in 1966, to Live Aid in the 1980s and many more to come. 

WEMBLEY STADIUM

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The impressive Wembley Stadium is the perfect choice to visit whilst staying at the Richmond Hill Hotel.  Conveniently located just a 20 minute car drive from the hotel, Wembley Stadium allows visitors to enjoy many sporting or concert events.  Since the 1920’s right up until today, the old and new stadium has hosted many memorable moments. These have included World Cup in the 1960s, with our sensational win in 1966, to Live Aid in the 1980s and many more to come.