Richmond-upon-Thames Hotels - London
Mini guide to Richmond-upon-Thames
Richmond-upon-Thames has been a favorite retreat for Royalty for hundreds of years.
The Thames runs through the heart of Richmond, linking Hampton Court Palace, Richmond
town centre and Kew Gardens with central London. Here there are many Royal parks,
historic houses, museums and galleries to visit.
The town centre is lively with a wide variety of shops and conveniences, it
also has a lively waterfront area full of pubs and restaurants with lovely views
of the river. It is a popular suburb for celebrities, including Mick Jagger
among others and is also well connected to London (central and north) with regular
trains taking 20 minutes, as well as the London Underground, making it a popular
hotel location away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Kew Gardens was established in 1772 by combining two Royal estates and now,
with over 40,000 plants, has one of the largest collections of plants from around
the world. Recently it was awarded world heritage status. The Victorian green
houses are beautiful, housing many exotic plants and flowers. Kew Palace, George
III's family home, is one of the few remaining Royal residences at Kew.
Located on the north side of Kew Bridge is the Kew Bridge Steam Museum. The
museum is housed in a beautiful 19th century pumping station and illustrates
the history of the steam engines - engines are on steam every weekend. Access
is via Gunnersbury tube station.
Don't miss strolling through Richmond Park, listed at a Grade 1 garden on the
English Heritage Register. This park preserves the English tradition of deer
parks and is still inhabited by some 750 fallow and red deer. It is also the
largest and most wild of London's parks, suitable for cycling, running, walking
or simply picnicking, with limited vehicle access. From the park you can follow
woodland to the river Thames and explore pretty paths along its banks for miles.
The Richmond Museum is a small museum that documents Richmond's past popularity
as a Royal resort. A highlight is a model of Henry VIII's Richmond Palace, built
in 1500. The palace gave the town its name - it was previously known as Sheen.
However, the only remnant of the palace is the gateway on Richmond Green.
Selection of hotels in this region:
Richmond Park Hotel
The Richmond Gate Hotel
The Richmond Hill Hotel
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