Cheap Hotels in Richmond Upon Thames
Just a 30 minute journey into London’s bustling city centre and international airports, Richmond Hill Hotel is a beautiful Georgian building perfectly situated in the charming town of Richmond, Surrey. The hotel’s location could not be more idyllic with stunning views of Petersham Meadows and the River Thames just opposite the hotel and conveniently only a short walk into Richmond’s town centre and the famous royal park, where you can regularly enjoy the sights of roaming Fallow and Red Deer. The 144 bedrooms at Richmond Hill Hotel showcase a mix of Georgian charm and modern comfort and style, all recently refurbished to the highest standard, featuring quality furnishings and designer touches. All boasting natural daylight, the event spaces on offer at Richmond Hill Hotel can cater for all styles of events from conferences and day meetings to spectacular dinner dances and wonderful weddings in the elegant function rooms. Whether visiting for business or leisure enjoy some of the UK’s most popular natural, sporting and historic attractions just a short walk or car journey away.
This traditional English inn is less than 700 metres from Richmond Station, the town centre and the River Thames. It offers en suite rooms, some limited free parking and tasty food. Parts of the Dukes Head Inn date back to Victorian times. It is in the pretty and historic town of Richmond upon Thames, less than 16 km from central London. The en suite rooms have TVs and tea/coffee. A full English breakfast is available each morning. The traditional pub offers classic English and modern food.
The 4-star Richmond Gate Hotel is found in an 18th-century building at the top of Richmond Hill, right by Richmond Terrace, known for its inspirational views and the park and a short walk from the boutiques of Richmond-upon-Thames. Unwind in the Cedars Health and Leisure Club – home to a spa, gym, and pool – and enjoy a drink in the bar, or afternoon tea in the lounge. Classic and elegant, each room at the Richmond Gate Hotel is air-conditioned and has a flat-screen TV and free wi-fi.
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Hotels in Richmond Upon Thames
Known as London's most attractive borough and a favourite retreat of royalty, Richmond is only a 15-minute train ride from Waterloo. The Thames runs through the borough for 21 miles, linking central London with Hampton Court Palace, Richmond town and Kew Gardens. The area is so rich in beautiful royal parks, historic houses, theatres, museums, galleries, shops and restaurants, it rivals anywhere in London.
Travelling by river is a fantastic way to see many of the attractions in the area, which include Marble Hill House, Ham House and Hampton Court Palace. On a boat trip you can relax, have a drink and something to eat, and let the world go by. Ideal for children too, a river trip is a must-do on your Richmond get-away.
At the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 326 acres contain the world's largest and most diverse collection of living plants, with over 30,000 plant types represented. You'll see the world's oldest living pot plant in the Palm House, ten climatic zones in the Princess of Wales Conservatory, ranging from steamy rain forest to arid desert, and mountain terrain plants in the Davies Alpine House. Quite a trip for the whole family, there's also a choice of four eateries – two cafés and two restaurants.
The unique Sandycombe Lodge in Twickenham was designed and built by the great landscape painter and architect J.M.W. Turner, in 1813. Open to the public on the first Saturday of the month from April to October, it's great value at only £4 per adult.
Marble Hill, with its 66 acres of riverside parkland, is the last of the elegant villas erected on the Thames between Richmond and Hampton Court in the 18th century. Designed by a circle of fashionable aesthetes, including the poet Alexander Pope, work began on the house in 1724 for Henrietta Howard, mistress of King George II. The architecture and associations make this villa of great local, national and international importance, and the interior of the home is quite spectacular. Soak up the heady atmosphere of fashionable Georgian life on Saturdays and Sundays at £7 per adult.
Eat and drink
There are so many sights and things to do in Richmond, including shop till you drop! So here are some well-chosen places for you to relax and unwind in.
How about sampling the warm and friendly atmosphere, traditional Italian food and the finest wines at Al Boccon di'vino, which translates as ‘a divine mouthful'? Enjoy the freshest pasta, the finest cheese and meats imported from Italy, fish to die for and desserts that you could only otherwise experience in Venice itself – Bellissimo.
The Prince's Head is a beautiful Richmond pub, serving up hearty fare and well-kept ales. With its location being right on Richmond Green, it's a great spot for a summer drink, and it's one of the best pubs for food too.
Whatever your budget, there are so many Richmond upon Thames hotels to choose from, you'll be spoilt for choice.
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