Autumn adventures: 6 events to enjoy in beautiful Richmond this year
The gorgeous leafy landscape of Richmond is being washed with the stunning hues of autumn and we're dreaming of warming treats, cosy spots, and seasonal events. Whether you're looking for special seasonal drinking and dining experiences, Halloween and Bonfire Night events, or the best spots to soak up the gorgeous scenery, here's 6 of our top recommendations for events and experiences to enjoy in and around beautiful Richmond this autumn...
Spooky Ghost Tales and Trails
Location: Hampton Court Palace | Distance from hotel: 20 minutes by car
Dates/Times: 23rd Oct 21 - 31st Oct 21
Visit Hampton Court Palace this year for a good dose of creepy stories and ghostly encounters. From whispers of Catherine Howard walking the halls to a mysterious cloaked lady, there will be plenty of time to uncover all of the strange goings on… and don’t go trusting those cursed portraits anytime soon!
Halloween Afternoon Tea at 144 On The Hill
Location: our restaurant, 144 On The Hill
Dates/Times: 25th Oct 21 - 31st Oct 21
Halloween is the perfect holiday to welcome in the beautiful autumnal months, as well as being a great excuse to do something weird and wonderful! Here at our very own 144 On The Hill, we'll be serving up a fabulous Halloween edition of our famous afternoon tea for all the family to enjoy. Get in the spooky spirit and enjoy 3 tiers of delicious sweet and savoury delights.
London Cocktail Festival
Location: Across London | Distance from hotel: Multiple locations
Dates/Times: Running throughout the month of October
Take a tour across London the right way! This is the original cocktail week, and in aid of celebrating the hospitality industry getting back up on its feet, discounted access to some of the best cocktails across the city will be running for a whole month. From pop-ups, to masterclasses and even food pairing sessions, there’s plenty to discover - a truly fabulous weekend shared with friends!
Location: Kew Gardens | Distance from the hotel: 30 minute walk or a few stops on the train
Dates/Times: 2nd Oct 21 - 31st Oct 21 | Normal garden opening times
Celebrate the iconic plants, art and culture of Japan at Kews Autumn Festival. From art to soundscapes, and learning about different Japanese traditions from this time of the year, it’s a great way to immerse the entire family in nature and culture. If you’re looking for something in the evening, the after hours sessions play host to music, dance performances and the Japanese House London sake bar.
Richmond Family Fireworks Night
Location: Richmond Athletic Ground | Distance from the hotel: 10 minute drive
Dates/Times: 7th Nov 21 | Gates open at 4.30pm with fireworks from 7pm
Enjoy a fantastic autumnal evening with fun for all the family at Richmond's annual fireworks night. Watch their spectacular fireworks display, take the little ones on the funfair rides, and enjoy some tasty bites or a warming mulled wine or two from the array of fabulous local food stalls on offer. Book your ticket in advance and arrive early to ensure you don't miss out!
Eat & Drink Festival Christmas
Location: Olympia London | Distance from the hotel: 20 minutes by car
Dates/Times: 24th Nov 21 - 28th Nov 21
The Christmas season is almost upon us and with that comes plenty of markets and fairs with so many treats that will have you getting in the festive mood, quicker than you can say “mince pies”. With appearances from expert chefs like Rosemary Shrager and a whole host of delicious food and drink exhibitors we’d suggest bringing a tote for all the goodies you’ll want to take home to enjoy later!
Richmond is blessed with so many local treasures from Petersham Terraces to the Orange Tree Theatre, and being just a stone’s throw from central London, Christmas shopping on Oxford Street is only a tube ride away. The most difficult part of planning your trip is what activities and events to pick! But sometimes, nothing quite beats a walk around the glorious Richmond Park with a winter warming moment with our picnics!
If you're dreaming of your perfect autumnal staycation in beautiful Richmond, discover our latest offers on stays and exclusive direct booking perks here, or check out more of our favourite local spots and activities on our destination guide here.