A Victorian hotel built in 1865 situated on Richmond Hill overlooking the River Thames with an award winning restaurant.


Panoramic river views, Victorian splendour, first-class hospitality and award-winning dining combine at this renowned 4-star hotel in Richmond, Surrey.

• 8 miles from Heathrow Airport, Central London and the West End.
• Easy access to A3, M3, M4 and M25 motorways.
• 5 minutes to Richmond station – South West trains and District Underground Line.
• Free parking
• Free WiFi.
• Spectacular views over the River Thames and meadows.
• The restaurant offers modern European cooking by award winning head chef 

Room types:

• 5 single rooms
• 37 double rooms
• A wheel-chair friendly room
• 15 River View double rooms
• The Penthouse

History to the present day

Built in 1865 this Hotel's individuality remains as valuable as its independence. The most notable feature of the interior is its magnificent Portland stone staircase; reported to be the tallest unsupported stone staircase in Europe. The paintings on its ceiling were executed by Ferdinando Galli (1816-97), an Italian painter then briefly working in England (he exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1866).

The Petersham looks out across the Petersham Meadows to the bend in the Thames. The meadows are protected from development by an Act of Parliament passed in 1902, and renewed in 2002, to safeguard the famous view from Richmond Hill; best seen from the Terrace Walk at the top of Nightingale Lane. This view has been painted by many famous artists, including Sir Joshua Reynolds (for whom Wick House, next door to the Wick, was built) and J M W Turner (who lived across the river in Twickenham for many years).

Food and Drinks

The Petersham Restaurant is unique, benefitting from panoramic, floor-to-ceiling views of the famous bend in the River Thames and surrounding Petersham Meadows. Gaze out at the view from every table and enjoy a warm and welcoming atmosphere, friendly service and fantastic food. Head Chef, Jean-Didier Gouges prepares uncomplicated dishes with fresh and seasonal produce in a modern British style.

Guests can enjoy fine wines from the Cellars whilst unwinding in the bar or on the terrace. There are also several private rooms for dinner parties and receptions including The Terrace Suite, The River Room and The Cellars.

The Alcove is a private area off the main restaurant, seating up to 10 guests. It offers the same classical dining that can be experienced in the restaurant with all the privacy of a secluded area. 

Opening times:

Monday – Friday: 7.00am – 9.45am
Saturday & Sunday: 8.00am – 10.30am

Monday – Friday: 12.15pm – 2.15pm
Saturday: 12.15pm – 2.45pm
Sunday: 12.30pm - 3.30pm

Afternoon Tea
Monday – Saturday: 3.00pm – 5.30pm
Sunday: 4.00pm - 5.30pm

Monday – Friday: 7.00pm – 9.45pm
Saturday: 7.00pm – 9.45pm
Sunday: 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Grounds and gardens

Just a stone throw away, 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; a vast contrast to those in the day of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, who hunted these animals to pass the time of day. Hidden deep in the park is the Isabella Plantation; an oasis of lush green woodland, famous for its rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias.

Other facilities

High speed free wireless internet access is available to all guests and visitors throughout the hotel. Guest rooms have interactive LCD televisions with ports or lap top connection, messaging service, movie & satellite channels. Private dining & reception rooms. Meeting & training facilities. Wheelchair accessible rooms and public areas. Multi lingual personnel. Room Service 24 hours. Complimentary car park.


Disabled access available

19th century buildings

Free car parking (on site)

No smoking

Children welcome

Historic Property


Free broadband access (wired)

Children's cots

Children's highchairs


Luggage storage

Food and Drinks


Tea room

Lunch available (at additional cost)

Dinner available (at additional cost)


Nearby recreations

Recommended walks

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (a short drive)

Historic houses


Golf course (walking distance)

Tennis courts (a short drive)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (a short drive)

Age restrictions

Children welcome

Minimum age 5

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Travel Info

Address: The Petersham Hotel, Nightingale Lane, Richmond Upon Thames, Surrey, Greater LondonTW10 6UZ, United Kingdom

Check In: 2.00pm  Check Out: 11.00am

Directions: From London: Follow A4 Cromwell Rd towards Richmond A316. Continue through Richmond Town Centre A307 turn right after Bridge. Road forks take lower road. Hotel 1/4 mile on left on Nightingale Lane.

From the North: M1 leave at Jnc 1. Follow A406 North Circular Rd to Chiswick onto A307 to Richmond Town Centre. (Follow instructions above).

From West & South West: M4 to London leave at Junction 1. Head to Richmond via the Kew Bridge & A307 Chiswick High Rd. (Follow instructions above).

Airports: Heathrow & Gatwick

Rail: Richmond overground station & Richmond tube (district line)

River: Daily services between Westminster and Richmond operate from March to September.