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Nestled on the banks of the River Thames in Richmond, The Petersham Hotel offers more than just a stay – it’s one of London’s best hotels with a view and steeped in history since 1869. It’s where classic luxury meets modern comfort, promising a rejuvenating escape for city dwellers, tourists and locals looking to enjoy a magical escape.

Whether you prefer the hustle and bustle of the city or are yearning for a slower, more relaxed escape, The Petersham is in the perfect location to enjoy the best of both worlds. Pair that with world-class service and your stay at one of London’s hotels with the best views will be a memorable experience, to say the least.

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This charming London hotel with a view is a true gem in Richmond. Perfectly situated in the charming Richmond serenity, but still within touching distance of London, you’ll be free to lay in leisure or get stuck into city excitement at The Petersham. As you draw open the curtains, you won’t be greeted by the mundane cityscape, instead a vision of beauty and greenery unfolds. Directly opposite the hotel’s vantage point atop Richmond Hill lies Richmond Park with sights of the verdant Petersham Meadows and glimpses of the charming River Thames. As you peer up at the gorgeous boldness of The Petersham, you’ll see how it exudes a quiet Victorian grandeur, blended with a touch of gothic flair. Within the hotel, you will be greeted by a sweeping staircase that ascends all the way to the top of the hotel, pulling you in the direction of the spectacular Tower Suite. As you ascend the stairs, you will certainly marvel at the gorgeous artwork that adorns the arches of the hotel, with soothing reds and royal golden hues showing you the way to your charming and historic hotel room. Once you’re settled in and enjoying the magic of your room, you’ll want to throw open your windows and inhale the Richmond crisp air. Listen to the gentle murmur of the River Thames, people watch the passers-by strolling through Richmond Park and watch the Petersham Meadows unfurl like a verdant carpet. Depending on the season you visit, you might also catch sights of the local deer. How many other hotels with a view in London can say that? Beyond Richmond Park, enjoy the charm of the local community, with its selection of quaint shops, local restaurants and cafes, and plenty of opportunity to enjoy a little bit of retail therapy.

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Choosing your room at The Petersham isn't just about selecting four walls; it's about picking the lens through which you'll experience the hotel's captivating beauty. Each room offers a unique vantage point, ensuring a stay that's as individual as you are. For the most spectacular stay and the most enchanting hotel stay with a view, ascend to the pinnacle of luxury: the Penthouse Suite. Imagine waking up to the Thames spread out before you, an ever-changing sight stretching from sunrise to moonlit evenings. This magnificent suite boasts uninterrupted river views from expansive windows and a private balcony, creating a private sanctuary above it all. Imagine spending the evening sipping a delightful bottle of bubbles while looking at the beautiful starry skies overhead. Perfect for honeymoons, anniversaries, or simply indulging in unparalleled luxury, the Penthouse Suite is a canvas for unforgettable memories. Perhaps you’re craving space and comfort? Look no further than the Junior Suites. Imagine unwinding in a generously sized haven, your private sanctuary offering a glimpse of the Thames meandering through lush greenery. Ideal for longer stays or families with a "junior" member, these suites provide a delightful escape, where relaxation reigns supreme. Then, of course, the gorgeous Deluxe Room: Step into English elegance with the Deluxe Rooms. Each one whispers unique charm and a variety of captivating views. Some offer direct panoramas of the Thames, while others capture the verdant beauty of Petersham Meadows or the quaint charm of the hotel's goings on. Whichever room you choose at The Petersham, you're promised fantastic sights, sounds and experiences.

Plenty to do

Truly one of the most magical London hotels with a view, The Petersham offers something for everyone. With regular weddings taking place in the hotel, this may be the perfect spot for you to consider saying “I do”. Alternatively, the variety of meeting spaces and private hire rooms make The Petersham a fantastic location to talk business, celebrate a special occasion with a large group, or perhaps commemorate the life of a loved one in a serene location. Away from the private hire spaces, why not explore Richmond, a town steeped in history? Wander along the streets, discover independent shops, and visit historical landmarks like Richmond Castle and Kew Gardens just 2 miles away. Perfect for a day of admiring the flora and fauna. If you’d prefer to get stuck into the landscape, hire a boat and glide down the Thames, enjoying a unique perspective of the river and the riverside meadows. Cycle through the sprawling expanse of Richmond Park, or perhaps take yourself on a run to set yourself up for the day. Nearby, you’ll also find Twickenham, providing the perfect spot to get your blood rushing and get stuck into some sport! Better still, immerse yourself in creativity and catch a performance at the Richmond Theatre, delve into the world of art at Orleans House Gallery, or explore the fascinating exhibits at the Museum of Richmond.

Dining with a view

The magic of The Petersham extends beyond the hotel walls, it is also found in the award-winning restaurant. Here, dining isn't just about delectable fare; it's an immersive experience where every table becomes a window to a captivating spectacle of the views outside. Imagine sunlight streaming through expansive glass windows, painting the tablecloth in shades of morning gold. As you bite into a perfectly crafted breakfast, your gaze falls upon the charming combination of blue skies, yellow sunshine and green, green grass. Richmond Park provides lush greenery and the majestic Thames glistens like a ribbon in the distance. As you bite into your delicious hearty English breakfast, this will certainly feel like you’ve stepped into a classically English dream. Come lunchtime, sit by the windows (or anywhere for that matter) and watch the vibrant energy of Richmond town come alive, reflected in the shimmering river, you’ll see boats, dog walkers, runners, families and locals enjoying the stretch of Richmond Park directly before The Petersham. As the sun begins its descent, the true spectacle unfolds. The restaurant will be bathed in the warm glow of sunset, as the sky transforms into a masterpiece of fiery pinks and oranges. Richmond Park silhouettes against the canvas, the Thames catching the last rays of light, creating a scene so exquisite it seems like an oil painting come to life. This breathtaking backdrop becomes the stage for your a la carte dinner, each carefully crafted course an edible work of art that complements the beauty around you. Truly, the sunset atop Richmond Hill is something guests never tire of and creates a stage for this London hotel with a view. But let's not forget the star of the show – the award-winning cuisine! The Petersham Restaurant celebrates the bounty of nature, its menu showcasing the freshest seasonal ingredients sourced from local producers and using the genius of the restaurant’s head chef. Whether you choose the delicate flavours of the breakfast menu, the casual options of the all-day club menu, or the culinary artistry of the a la carte dinner, your palate and your eyes will be pleased with the food under your nose and the view directly before you. Alternatively, for those seeking a truly special occasion to enjoy the view and some great food, why not enjoy Afternoon Tea or the delicious Sunday Lunch in The Petersham Restaurant?

Conveniently located

You’ll find this London hotel with a view just slightly outside of central London at Nightingale Lane, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 6UZ. The Petersham sits proudly atop Richmond Hill, a short stroll from the heart of the town. This elevated location means not only stunning panoramic views but also a peaceful escape from the urban hum. While The Petersham promises a world of its own, the allure of London remains close at hand. Located just 11 miles west of central London, the hotel offers several convenient ways to reach the city's vibrant heart: Train: Richmond Station, a 10-minute walk from the hotel, offers frequent trains to Waterloo Station, taking you to the centre of London in approximately 25 minutes. Car: The M4 motorway easily connects you to central London, with the journey taking around 40 minutes depending on traffic. Tube: If you prefer a scenic route, Richmond Underground Station connects you to the District Line, offering access to various London landmarks.