Local Area

Explore our beautiful surroundings...

We are so lucky to be located in such a wonderfully leafy area, amidst the breathtaking Surrey landscape. Richmond-Upon-Thames has been voted London's happiest place to live for six consecutive years, and it's easy to see why...

From getting active in vast outdoor green spaces, to exploring the gorgeous Richmond town centre, we are perfectly located for you to make your visit as energetic or as relaxed as you like. Start at Richmond Terrace, adjacent to the hotel, and explore The Riverside area which incorporates some of the most beautiful areas of Richmond including Petersham Meadows and the historic Heron Square.

Take in the incredible architecture as you head to Richmond town centre, renowned for great shopping, boasting a mix of high street stores and independent boutiques. Later, stroll amongst the wild deer in Richmond Park, enjoy an invigorating run along the Thames, or take part in a spot of paddle boarding or golf - all to be enjoyed within the most stunning surroundings.

Get Active Outdoors

Walking and running

Looking to discover the best walking & running routes in the area? Look no further...
The Tamsin Trail 
Richmond Centre to Richmond Park
Beverley Brook Walk

And we recommed checking out the many running routes available on Map My Run too!

Distance from us: start from Richmond Hill Hotel

Paddle boarding

Fancy a spot of stand-up paddle boarding on The Thames? While away an afternoon with this fun activity whilst taking in some amazing sights.

You'll also benefit from a full body work out as well as a calming stress-relieving session. Sign us up! Check out our partnership with Active360 Richmond who offer our guests bespoke private lessons.

Distance from us: less than one mile

Cycle hire

Richmond Park has a great variety of trails, pathways and roads that are all accessible for cyclists, and the scenery is undeniably stunning. You can store your bike with us for free, too.

For cycle hire we recommend Blazing Sadles and Park Cycle. Advance booking is recommended.

Distance from us: start from Richmond Hill Hotel | cycle hire is less than one mile away

London Wetland Centre

The gorgeous London Wetland Centre is one of the most beautiful and biodiverse landscapes in the local area. 
Aside from being a magical spot to immerse yourself in nature, wetlands have a crucial role to play in protecting the environment. You can explore peaceful areas, see their adorable little animal residents and marvel over breath-taking vistas.

Distance from us: four miles

Boat hire

For an alternative way to enjoy Richmond, why not take to the water?

Whether you're looking for a unique family day out, a float down the river with friends, or to see the romantic side of the sunlit Thames...Richmond Bridge Boat Hire have traditional Thames rowing skiffs available to hire by the hour.

Distance from us: less than one mile

Golf

Bordering Richmond Park, the beautiful parkland of The Richmond Golf Club is waiting to be explored. A challenging par 70 6,091 yard course in a peaceful rural setting, where visitors are welcomed. 

Alternatively, Glendale Golf is located in Richmond Park and is home to two 18-hole courses, plus a 20 bay driving range.

Distance from us: 1 mile and 3 miles 

Horse riding

Stag Lodge Stables offer something for all ages, from 3 upwards. Located on the edge of Richmond Park, seconds from Wimbledon Common you can explore their private lessons, hacks and pony park kid's sessions.

Barnfield Riding School also offer hacks in Richmond Park for all ages.

Distance from us: both 2.5 miles 

Sightseeing

Attractions near Richmond Hill Hotel

Walking tours

Discovery Richmond have a range of guided walking tours to help you make the most of the area. On a walking tour you'll experience more of RIchmond, Twickenham, Kew, Brentford, Chiswick and Hammersmith. Tours are around four miles. 

Distance from us: some start at Richmond Station, less than one mile away

River cruises

You'll find a daily timetable at Turks River Cruises, who have routes between Richmond and Hampton Court (the full route is 1 hour and 45 minutes). The accessible boats also welcome children and dogs, and private hire is also available.

Distance from us: departs from St Helen's Pier, less than one mile away

Attractions near Richmond Hill Hotel

Richmond town centre

Richmond is renowned for great shopping, boasting a mix of high street stores and independent boutiques. There is no shortage of places to explore, and as you wander from place to place make sure to take in the incredible architecture of the buildings! 

Distance from us: less than one mile away

Richmond Park

Just a stone's throw from Richmond Hill Hotel, escape to the great outdoors of Richmond Park with its wide open spaces, grasslands and deer herds. The National Nature Reserve is a top UK site for ancient trees and supports a range of rare species including fungi, birds, beetles, bats, grasses and wildflowers. Some of our favourite spots are the Isabella Plantation woodland gardens, The Tamsin Trail and King Henry’s Mound.

Distance from us: seconds!

Cultural highlights

Theatres

From drama, comedy, opera, dance and record breaking entertainment to family favourites, our wonderful local theatres play host to a whole array of productions. Check out what's on at:
Richmond Theatre
Orange Tree Theatre
The Rose Theatre

Distance from us: less than 1 mile | 1.1 mile | 3.5 miles

Detail

Attractions

Hampton Court Palace is just bursting with history, beautiful grounds and gardens. 

Strawberry Hill House has been beautifully restored to its former Gothic glory.

Chiswick House and Gardens is elegantly inspired by the architecture of ancient Rome.

Distance from us: 4.5 miles | 2.5 miles | 3.5 miles

Attractions near Richmond Hill Hotel

Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens sets the international standard for conservation and research to show visitors a wonderful world of flora. Only a short journey from the hotel, you'll find some amazing sights.

Here you can stroll through meticulously planned gardens with rare and unusual flowers and sparkling water features filled with fish. 

Distance from us: 1.7 miles

Dog friendly spots

Local walks

Start at Richmond Terrace, adjacent to the hotel and explore The Riverside area, which incorporates some of the most beautiful areas of Richmond including Petersham Meadows and the historic area around Heron Square. Head to the gorgeous parklands of Marble Hill, choose the grassy Barnes Common or explore the woodland trails at Bushy Park.

Distance from us: seconds | 1.2 miles | 3.6 miles

Ham House Gardens

A unique 17th century treasure trove, the gardens at the gorgeous Ham House are dog friendly and are a lovely alterative to the many parks and walking routes nearby. Why not pack up a picnic from 144 On The Hill and head there for a relaxing afternoon in the sunshine? From walled gardens to terraces and wilderness areas, there is so much to explore.

Distance from us: 1.5 miles

Pubs and restaurants

There are so many dog friendly spots in Richmond, including our very own terrace, lounge and bar at 144 On The Hill, and plently of beautiful pit stops along the river. The Lass O' RIchmond Hill is so close to us and has an award-winning steakhouse and lovely covered beer garden. Or, for the ultimate pup-treat, why not check out Paws for Coffee, a fabulous dog loving cafe over in Hampton Hill; or one of London's most dog-friendly pubs, Wags N' Tales.

Top foodie destinations

Duck Pond Market

A lovely vibrant marketplace, here you'll find independent crafters, local, ethical, sustainable and vintage goodies, plus an array of delicious local produce. The market is a festival of sights and smells showcasing interesting stalls, local suppliers and arts all in a fabulous setting. From breakfast to lunch, Saturdays and Sundays come alive at the market with outdoor tables, food samples and live cooking.

Distance from us: less than one mile

Petersham Nurseries

For a lovely relaxing botanical spot, don't miss Petersham Nurseries who serve up a seasonal menu inspired by their kitchen garden. Dine in the glasshouse restaurant, visit the cafe, or try their garden afternoon tea where you can be transported to their perfect English country garden setting. There is also a wonderful nursery and garden shop so leave some time to have a wander.

Distance from us: half a mile

Hollyhock cafe

Venture past Richmond Bridge and you’ll find the impossibly cute Hollyhock Cafe, situated in the Terrace Gardens. Think cosy fires, hearty vegetarian soups and hot water bottles in winter, and a gorgeous veranda overlooking the Thames in the summer. Hollyhock is in the perfect spot to enjoy the famous flower gardens. It's also bring your own alcohol!

Distance from us: less than half a mile

144 On The Hill

Brighter days are on the way and we will be inviting you to spend them relaxing on our gorgeous sun-trap of a terrace with a cocktail in hand, the warm breeze on your face, and an order of your favourite delicious small plates on the way. Our bright and beautiful terrace is now open for dining and drinks, so you don't need to venutre far to enjoy a relaxing dining experience in Richmond. 

Sporting favourites

Attractions near Richmond Hill Hotel

Ham Polo

Ham Polo Club is the last remaining polo club in Greater London. Founded in 1926, it has an established and distinguished reputation. Known for excellent playing conditions plus a relaxed family atmosphere, fixtures are held regularly throughout the summer months.

Distance from us: one mile

Attractions near Richmond Hill Hotel

Tennis at Wimbledon

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.

Distance from us: 4.5 miles

Attractions near Richmond Hill Hotel

Wembley Stadium

The impressive Wembley Stadium is just a 20-minute car drive away, and allows visitors to enjoy many sporting and music events. Since the 1920s right up until today, the old and new stadium has hosted many memorable moments, and there are many more to come. 

Distance from us: nine miles

Attractions near Richmond Hill Hotel

Twickenham Stadium

The home of England Rugby, and the largest dedicated rugby union venue in the world, seating up to 82,000 people. The stadium is a destination for visitors from all over the world to experience the action on a match days or dance to some of the biggest stars in music.

Distance from us: 2.5 miles

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