The Petersham Hotel

Overview

Victorian splendour combines with first class hospitality at The Petersham, Richmond. Experience elegant rooms, award-winning dining and unique event spaces at this 4-star hotel in Surrey.

The Petersham is a stunning privately owned 4-star hotel, proudly overlooking the River Thames and surrounding Petersham Meadows. Built in 1865, the hotel is rich in history, yet progressive in approach, offering first-class hospitality.

With 58 elegant bedrooms, an award-winning restaurant, and flexible meeting and event spaces, there is plenty on offer.

The Petersham stands between what remains of Richmond Hill’s Common and Petersham Common. These were originally contiguous and grazing animals would stray across the manor boundaries. So in 1639, a strip of land on the Richmond side of the boundary was granted to one Francis Barnard on 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). In the centre a cottage, first built about 1650, was rebuilt as a substantial house in the 1770’s. It got the name of Nightingale Cottage from the nightingales on Richmond Hill; famous for their singing (Wordsworth wrote a sonnet about them). Nightingale Lane, originally a straight path down the hillside, acquired its present alignment in 1810 when the Richmond Vestry leased the lower part of the Hill Common to the then owner of Nightingale Cottage to extend his garden. This leased land, which cannot be built on, is now the hotel car park.

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • WiFi available 
  • Free Parking
  • Bar
  • Good Breakfast

 

What to do in the Area

  • Kew Gardens Underground railway stations 1.9 miles
  • Hyde Park Parks 6.9 miles
  • Wembley Stadium Stadiums and arenas 7.3 miles
  • Buckingham Palace Landmarks 7.6 miles
  • Piccadilly Circus Popular areas 8.2 miles
  • Houses of Parliament Landmarks 8.2 miles
  • Big Ben Landmarks 8.3 miles
  • Trafalgar Square Landmarks 8.4 miles
  • London Eye Landmarks 8.6 miles
  • Tower of London Landmarks 10.3 miles

 

Location

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What Our Clients Say

“First of all, thank you for an extraordinary trip - epic even. Most of our group, myself included, travel extensively around the world and we all came away saying this was one of the best trips ever. You and Bill - and the rest of the crew - did a fantastic job. ”

- Patrick Rona, Singapore

“There are no words to thank you for setting up such a wonderful week for our golf trip to Scotland. What started out as a golf trip, turned into so much more because of Scotland for Golf. I doubt if other companies can provide the personal touch and laughter we experienced all week. Those special touches will not be forgotten. I have so many wonderful memories and pictures. I cannot thank you enough for your kindness, patience and humour. I had such a lovely time each time that you drove us from place to place and shared your favourite sites and stories with us.”

- Penny Reynen, USA

“We're back home now and i wanted to thank you very much for everything you organised for us. The planning was great and we enjoyed all the courses, of course. Bill was also very profesionnal, say hi to him from us. Thank's again, see you next year, all the best, Philippe. ”

- Philippe Jorand, Switzerland

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