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A historic Richmond hotel with over 150 years of charm and heritage sits on the top of Richmond Hill. With gorgeous views across Richmond Park and the beautiful Richmond Meadows, The Petersham stands tall and proud, providing a truly elegant and charming stay in the heart of Richmond, whist still being touching distance from the excitement of London.

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A truly elegant hotel offering a quintessentially British stay, The Petersham prides itself on incredible views, spectacular service, comfortable rooms and an onsite restaurant that wows guests throughout the year. As you enter the hotel, you’ll be welcomed by a grand piano and a sweeping staircase. As you walk forward, your eyes will automatically trace upwards to marvel at the gorgeous pattern of the bannisters, tracing a striking maze through the floors. On the ceiling, you’ll find Fresco paintings adorning the ceiling glinting with a regal red and gold. Imagine carrying your bags effortlessly to your room, admiring every single piece of art and enjoying the fairytale escape of this Richmond Hotel. Other hotels in Richmond London simply do not compare to the history and heritage of The Petersham. Standing atop Richmond Hill for over 150 years, this is the perfect location for overseas guests looking for true English charm near London, as well as those who seek a cosy and comfortable escape with their partner. The Petersham stands between what remains of Richmond Hill’s Common and Petersham Common. These were originally the grazing grounds of the various animals that would stray across the manor boundaries. In 1639, a strip of land on the Richmond side of the boundary was granted to Francis Barnard, on the condition that he made and maintained ‘a sufficient fence… with a gate and stile’ between the two commons. This strip of land was later split into three sections. At the top end, the villa called ‘The Wick’ replaced the Bull’s Head tavern in 1775. At the bottom end were stables (now the Rose of York pub). Our history can be found all over our hotel, within the art that graces the walls, the plaques decorating the communal areas and the sights of the grazing animals that still wander around the neighbouring meadows.

A choice of rooms

One of the most charming places to stay in Richmond, The Petersham boasts 61 beautiful rooms. Each room is elegantly furnished and decorated with charming colour palettes and delightful amenities. A haven for comfort and calm, you will find yourself gazing out the window at the neighbouring meadows and being tempted to simply stay in your room and pop a bottle of something special with the one you love. If you’re looking to treat yourself to something magical, The Tower Suite provides incredible views and princess-like seclusion, calling you to truly let down your hair. Here you’ll be situated at the very top of the hotel with picturesque views across the meadows and River Thames. The Penthouse is another favourite. A charming and spacious suite provides a unique and refined stay. The Penthouse also boasts a private balcony and uninterrupted views of the Thames. Perfect for a special occasion stay. ​​The other rooms include charming Deluxe, Superior and Standard rooms, all perfectly decorated with gorgeous bedding and amenities and offering unique views from room to room. We like to emphasise that each room offers a unique size, bathroom and character, ensuring that every stay at The Petersham feels as magical as the first.

Plenty to do

Within the hotel, we are proud to showcase our onsite restaurant, serving the finest, award-winning dishes atop the hill. Surrounding the hotel, you’ll also find some incredible things to do. Strolling through the nearby Richmond Park and Petersham Meadows is always a fabulous choice. In certain months, you’ll be able to spot the grazing animals that call the area home, and if you time it right, you may even spot their babies. Not too far from us, you’ll also feel the electricity of London. We are just a 20-minute train journey outside of the capital city and thus provide the perfect blend of city life with country charm. Additionally, Kew Gardens is less than 2 miles from us, providing a striking day out amidst gorgeous flora and fauna, perfect for strolling hand in hand with your partner. Twickenham is also within touching distance from us, as is Wimbledon for the sports fans. However you choose to spend your time at The Petersham, we can certainly guarantee it will be a magical occasion filled with English charm, incredible service and cherished memories.

Delectable dining

Another gem of The Petersham is of course The Petersham Restaurant. Renowned for delicious, award-winning food and uninterrupted vistas of Richmond Park. From every table, you will have a fantastic view of the surrounding Richmond area, providing a truly charming setting to enjoy some incredible food. The Petersham restaurant offers a selection of menus throughout the week. You’ll have the option of breakfast, lunch, dinner a la carte and Sunday lunch, as well as afternoon tea and a club menu. Our restaurant is open for afternoon tea from Wednesday to Sunday and we provide delicious vegan and gluten-free options should you need them. As well as a darling children’s afternoon tea. All week we serve our informal Club Menu is available throughout the week for dinner until 9pm and fine dining dinner is available Thursday, Friday and Saturday providing delightful dishes alongside sunset views across Richmond. The perfect romantic dinner date.

Perfectly located

One of the best places to stay in Richmond, The Petersham is found perched atop Richmond Hill, Nightingale Lane, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 6UZ. The Petersham Hotel is ideally situated in the heart of Richmond Upon Thame and the hotel boasts stunning riverside views and offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Richmond itself is packed with things to see and do, making it the perfect base for exploring the area. Take a stroll along the Thames path that winds its way through meadows and woodlands, or visit Richmond Park, a sprawling expanse of beautiful greenspace where you can spot deer roaming freely. If you're looking for something a little more historic, Richmond has a wealth of museums and art galleries, including the Orleans House Gallery and the Museum of Richmond.