22 reasons to pay us a visit in 2022
The stunning location
1. A literal stone’s throw from Richmond Park, this 400 year old acreage is home to 600 red and fallow deer which you can often spot on your picnics, walks and cycle rides.
2. Inside Richmond Park you’ll find many hidden treasures, such as the much loved Isabella Plantation as well as King Henry’s Mound - one of the only protected views in London, offering a gorgeous look towards St. Paul’s Cathedral.
3. Many famous faces choose to reside in this cosy corner of London, from big names such as Tom Hardy to Mo Farah, and we can see why!
4. There’s an abundance of fabulous things to do within the local area. No matter your reason for visiting, or whether it’s a couple or family getaway from Twickenham Stadium to Kew Gardens and central London only 7 miles away, there’s plenty to do and see.
5. Looking for those Diagon alley vibes? Church Court and Walk tucked away cobbled streets that are home to some of the cosiest local pubs and independent shops - you can easily get lost amongst the eccentricity.
6. Richmond riverside is bustling with eateries and traditional pubs that lead right down to the waterfront where you can soak up all the views and gorgeous nature of the local area.
7. Don’t want to stand on the sidelines? Whether you’re a lover of kayaking, paddle boarding and many other water based sports there’s plenty of opportunity to hire out the kit and follow many local routes with some fabulous sites along the way.
8. With Richmond Theatre and the Orange Tree Theatre offering up a mix of both classic and independent tastes of the theatre stage there are plenty of ongoing productions.
The endless amount of foodie options
9. Looking for contemporary British cuisine that offers up a flare of pure indulgence? Then look no further than right here atop the hill at 144 On The Hill. With multiple menu sets you can taste seasonal dishes that reflect the surrounding area.
10. If you’re a connoisseur of the finer things in life, then definitely sit down for a gorgeous afternoon tea experience with us. With delicate pastries and those perfect tea accompaniments, it’s perfect for celebrations and those just because moments.
11. With a fabulous team of mixologists on hand we’re ready to satisfy all of your cocktail needs - and not only that but we have a drinks menu to envious of… not to mention a collection of over 100 gin varieties. If it’s the perfect setting you’re after, our al fresco terrace transforms from a cosy Winter WonderLounge, to a gorgeous south-facing sun trap in the summertime.
12. Breakfast of champions! If you’re all about eating like a king for breakfast then boy have we got the perfect menu for you. Whether you’re more pancakes, eggs benedict or perhaps even somewhere in between, we’ve got some highly rated delights for you!
13. With a whole host of independent coffee shops littered around the local area, it’s the great place to nestle your head on a drizzly afternoon - we do love an independent roaster!
14. If you’re after something a little stronger than coffee, Richmond has you covered. Whether you’re after a riverside spot or a rugby fanatics watering hole, Richmond offers up some of the quaintest English pubs - there are almost too many to choose from.
15. Only 7 miles from the cultural epicentre of central London, it’s a short tube or bus ride away from the many flavours of our capital. From Chinatown to Little Italy, there are plenty of foodie finds on the cards!
A rather rich history
16. Soon to be popular with royals and aristocrats alike, Henry VIII elected to rebuild the Richmond Manor House - marking the start of a rich history for the local area.
17. Both Richmond and Bushy Park were royal hunting grounds and you can still find those snippets of history buried away on many walks throughout the royal parks.
18. With many historical sights to discover including Ham House, Strawberry Hill House and Marble Hill House you can easily spend a rainy day or two discovering the local history - and if that isn't enough then head on over to the Museum of Richmond for their rotating exhibitions.
19. Right across from us here at the hotel, is what is famously called Turners View. Made famous by William Turner, the view from atop the hill featured in many of his now famous oil, watercolour and pencil sketches from over the years. His most famous piece, The Thames From Richmond Hill, painted circa 1815, is available to view in the paintings and drawings room of the Tate Modern.
Our amazing team
20. Ensuring that everyone makes the most of every moment with us largely comes down to our wonderful members of staff. From reception to room service and every interaction in between, our staff are always on hand to ensure that your stay is one you’ll never forget.
21. As part of the Green Tourism Business Scheme since 2014 we’re always ensuring that we’re protecting this gorgeous local area so that it can be enjoyed for generations to come. With many constant upgrades, we’re always looking for the best ways to be sustainable and this is reflected in all room upgrades. From respecting nature, to sup[porting locals and being water wise, this is at the forefront of everything we do.
22. With such a big team comes an absolute wealth of knowledge of what there is to do and see locally depending on tastes, culture and personality - ask our staff where to go and they’ll be on hand to give you some great suggestions!