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"Country house hotel in delightful Richmond overlooking the Thames"
The Petersham is a fine hotel on Richmond Hill, overlooking the River Thames in South West London. It offers the relaxation of an English Country House yet is within travelling distance of Central London and Heathrow Airport.
In a building constructed in 1865, the privately owned 4-Star hotel offers traditional values, great service and graceful living as well as modern comforts and technology including high speed wireless internet access available to all guests throughout the hotel. For example the guest rooms have interactive LCD televisions with ports for lap top connection, messaging service and movie and satellite channels.
Standard rooms are doubles, which have a queen bed, and there are also rooms with two single beds. River view rooms are larger and look over the Thames and Petersham meadow. They come with double beds or single beds. The river view suite is a large room with master bedroom, sitting room and balcony overlooking the Thames. Mobility-friendly bedrooms are available, there is a wheelchair accessible entrance and lift access to the lower and upper ground floors. Interconnecting rooms are available for families.
"Superb rooms with luxury features, great service and lovely views"
Features in the beautifully appointed bedrooms include Wi-Fi and modem port for internet access, direct dial telephones for incoming and outgoing calls, desk and writing accessories, fax machine and other items that bookable for a supplemental charge. In-room entertainment available includes flat screen TV with satellite and cable channels, radio, in-room cinema, CD and DVD players available when booking with supplemental charges. For comfort there is 24-hour room service as well as in-room safes, tea and coffee, hairdryer, trouser press, fluffy white towels, luxury toiletries, shaving mirror, slippers and bathrobes. Other services and facilities at the hotel include porter, concierge, multi-lingual staff, electronic door security with spy holes and complimentary car park.
The award winning restaurant at The Petersham is a relaxing place for lunch or dinner any day of the week. Head Chef Alex Bentley’s menu offers British dishes cooked with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Each table has a generous dining area for discreet dining. The restaurant’s Alcove is superb for groups of up to 10. Larger parties can dine in The Cellar or The Terrace Suite. Petersham afternoon tea is served every afternoon offering traditional finger sandwiches, homemade pastries, scones, clotted cream and jam. You can also enjoy wine from the Petersham’s cellars in the bar or on the terrace, overlooking the Thames.
The Petersham is licensed for Civil Wedding and Civil Partnership ceremonies and specialises in intimate wedding celebration. It has elegant private dining and reception rooms that are also perfect for parties, events and functions including meetings.
"Visit Richmond Park and the many historic buildings in the area or travel to Central London"
The team at The Petersham can advise on places to visit and activities. The hotel is within easy walking distance of Richmond University and Richmond Town Centre, which has boutique shops and high street stores as well as traditional pubs and cafes. Richmond Park is practically on the hotel’s doorstep, The Museum of Richmond is close by and Richmond Theatre offers great dramatic entertainment.
Hampton Court Palace is worthwhile visiting and in the summer a scheduled boat service runs between Richmond (St Helena Pier) and Hampton Court. Other places within striking distance include Marble Hill House, Syon House, Ham House, Kew Bridge Steam Museum, The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew and The Museum of Rugby. It is easy to take the boat, bus or tube into Central London.
The hotel has a free car park. If you are driving to the hotel, from Central London you follow the A4 and then head to Richmond. From the north, take the M1 and from the west and south take the M4 motorway. From London’s Heathrow Airport the hotel is 20 minutes via the M4 while from London Gatwick Airport it is 45 minutes via the M23 and M25. The hotel is a 20-minute walk from Richmond station, or you can catch the 65 bus from the station to The Petersham. Richmond station is on the District Line of the Underground and serves the Overground and mainline rail networks. By the Thames, daily boat services run between Westminster and Richmond from March to September.