Well connected, yet a world away

Leafy Richmond feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of Central London, large parks and pretty greens make Richmond a very desirable place to be. The Petersham itself is often frequented by some of the world’s most famous, and with its glorious views, grand Victorian architecture and elegant interiors, it is easy to see why! There certainly isn’t a shortage of things to do in and around Richmond either; explore Richmond park and it's famous deer, wander through the beautiful Kew Gardens or Hampton Court Palace grounds. Adventure lovers can take to the water and try paddle boarding on the Thames.

Despite our rural location, we are well connected too, just eight miles from Central London and a short riverside stroll from Richmond rail and tube station. By road, The Petersham is a short 10-minute drive from the M3 and M4 motorways and if you are travelling from overseas, Heathrow Airport is eight miles away.

Complimentary car parking is available to all hotel guests on a first come, first served basis - ALL hotel guests must register the car at reception on arrival (within 30 minutes) to avoid a £100 parking fine.

Things to do in and around Richmond

As lock down eases, the following activities are now available in Richmond.

  • Ham Polo Club

    Ham Polo Club is located just down the road from The Petersham in Richmond and is the last remaining polo club in Greater London. Founded in 1926, Ham Polo Club has an established and distinguished reputation.

    The Riding School is now open and Polo Lessons are also available. It is hoped Polo Play will be available from July. Visit their website for further information.

  • Hampton Court Palace and Gardens

    One of the palace's best known residents, King Henry VIII, completed the Hampton Court Palace in 1540, and it soon became one of the most magnificent in England. Today, the palace is one of the most visited for its beautifully kept gardens, maze and history.

    The gardens at Hampton Court Palace will re-open during June for you to enjoy, tickets must be purchased in advance on their website.

  • Richmond Park and the Isabella Plantation

    Richmond Park is home to some of the most outstanding views of Surrey, spanning 2,500 acres of countryside. A haven for wildlife, the deer are free to roam around the park. Hidden deep in the park is the Isabella Plantation; an oasis of lush green woodland, famous for its rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias.


  • Richmond Town Centre

    Conveniently located within easy walking distance from the hotel is Richmond Town Centre with its unique blend of history and culture. Many independent businesses are currently offering outdoor or takeaway meals, coffees and snacks. Our team would be pleased to recommend their favourites.

  • The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew Gardens

    The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew are the product of a complex history, stretching back over many thousands of years, carrying the remains of human activity from the medieval times to present day. Set in 300 acres, The Royal Botanic Gardens are open to visitors, tickets must be pre-booked on their website.

  • Paddle Boarding on the Thames

    The world's fastest growing watersport, Paddle Boarding is a fantastic way to see Richmond from a new perspective. Local company Active 360 are now offering single household expeditions or 1:1 lessons.

  • Bicycle Hire

    Hire a bicycle and follow the Thames as it winds downstream, a great way to get some exercise and enjoy nature. Several hire companies are available within easy reach of the hotel.

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