A weekend fit for royalty

Here atop the hill, we love a long weekend; all the more time to explore the leafy landscape, from Royal Richmond Park right on our doorstep to the beautiful winding riverside. With the Queen’s jubilee on the way, we’re en route to a platinum weekend jam packed full of extra celebrations. This is your cordial invitation to join us for an unforgettable weekend.

 

Hilltop celebrations 

In honour of Her Majesty’s record-setting reign, we’re not doing anything by halves. Join us for a fanfare of red, white and blue as we commemorate this weekend in the only way that we know best; spectacularly. 

The VIP treatment (Very Important Paws)

In honour of the jubilee, we’re spreading the VIP treatment to your furry friends too. Already a dog-friendly hotel, we’re giving long-distance relatives of the Queen’s corgis the opportunity to stay for free - just make sure you let our team know that you’ll be bringing along a Corgi at the time of booking!

Time for a spot of tea

It’s certainly not a jubilee celebration without high tea being on the cards! Join us in our stunning contemporary restaurant for an experience that is fit for royalty. You can sit back and enjoy our botanical or savoury afternoon tea over the long weekend with Union Jacks and extra special touches.
 


Raising a glass (or two)

We’ll certainly be raising a glass throughout this weekend, and we hope you’ll be joining us in this endeavour! In honour of that, our expert team of mixologists will be serving up a favourite of Her Majesty; Dubonnet! Simple but an absolute classic, and with just a little twist! Plus we have a selection of seasonal cocktail specials and fizz fit for a Queen.

Street party ready

Whether you’re decking out your garden in the appropriate amount of bunting to celebrate with friends or you’re getting involved in a fabulously patriotic street party, be sure to come prepared with one of our takeaway picnics! With sumptuous bagels, refreshing sides and those all important sweet treats, you’ll surely be the envy of the many party-goers.
 


What’s going on in and around Richmond?

Located in such a beautiful setting along the Thames, there are plenty of perfect destinations for a party, and some of our favourite local venues are already planning their perfect celebrations! Here’s just a few of our top picks if you’re getting out and about over the Platinum Jubilee weekend:

Platinum Jubilee Summer Fete
When: 3rd & 4th June
Where: Petersham Nurseries 
On the banks of the River Thames be sure to soak up plenty of British traditions for their celebratory summer fete. With live music, stalls and community competitions you will also be treated to a BBQ, finger food classics and “prosecco fuelled cream teas” - it’s a yes from us!

A Jubilee Joust
When: 1st June - 5th June
Where: Hampton Court Palace
Head to Hampton Court to experience the sport of Kings, as knights from the country over will be coming together to battle it out for the coveted Jubilee Cup! Held in their spectacular gardens, bring the entire family along to cheer on your favourite jouster.

Trooping the Colour
When: 2nd June
Where: Buckingham Palace
There might be no better way to celebrate than heading down to Buckingham Palace itself to watch as over 2000 soldiers and 400 musicians come together for this age old tradition. To top it off, The Queen herself will be present. A Royal tradition since 1748, it’s a very British way to celebrate. 

Street parties across Richmond and beyond
Richmond and our surrounding areas are bustling with plenty of community led celebrations as well as many venues kicking off their own parties. To be in with the know, be sure to check out all of the listings from across the country!