Richmond

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Richmond featuring street scenes as well as a small group of people
Known for its gardens, theaters and galleries, this lush suburban town has been a popular royal retreat for centuries.

Richmond is one of London’s loveliest boroughs and is home to historic houses, compelling museums and unique shops. Wander down its cobbled streets, sip a pint while watching the sun set or take a relaxing cruise down the River Thames.

Be sure to visit Kew Gardens, a beautiful public park that has earned UNESCO World Heritage status for its extensive botanical collection. Take a look at the impressive 10-story pagoda and walk along the 59-foot (18-meter) high Rhizotron and Xstrata Treetop Walkway. Admire the unique architecture of Palm House, which houses examples of most known palm species.

On the grounds of Kew Gardens, you’ll also find Kew Palace. This pretty red-brick residence is the smallest royal residence in the country. Take a look inside recreated Georgian rooms and discover the palace’s dark history as a retreat for the “mad” King George III.

Explore the beautiful neoclassical rooms of Syon House, which sits across the Thames from the Royal Botanic Gardens. The house has been the site of numerous noteworthy historical events over the years. It was where Henry VII's fifth wife Catherine Howard awaited her execution and where Lady Jane Grey ascended the throne in 1553. Admire the silk walls and Roman statues of the Red Drawing Room, as well as the pastel pinks and purples that color the ladies’ gallery.

Take the kids to Syon Park, which spreads across 200 acres (80 hectares) around the house. Designed by lauded landscape architect Capability Brown, the park includes a trout fishery, an adventure playground and other kid-friendly attractions. Check out the Great Conservatory, an impressive iron-and-glass dome constructed in 1820.

Go wildlife watching in Richmond Park, where more than 600 red and fallow deer roam freely within its 2,360 acres (955 hectares). The park encompasses Pembroke Lodge, which was once the childhood home of philosopher Bertrand Russell and has since been converted into a café. Don’t miss the views of St. Paul’s Cathedral from the park’s highest point, King Henry's Mound.

Travel by tube or train to Richmond. From April to October, the borough is also serviced by a river bus.

Where to stay in Richmond

The Royal National Hotel
The Royal National Hotel
4 out of 5
38-51 Bedford Way, London, England, WC1H 0DG
The price is £135 per night from 10 Aug to 11 Aug
Stay at this 4-star eco-friendly hotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and on-site parking. Our guests praise the WiFi and the clean rooms in their reviews. ...
3.8/5 Good! (2,707 reviews)
Great family friendly budget hotel.
"Fab hotel for the price. Rooms a little dated but that didnt bither us and bathroom was nice and clean. Breakfast was excellent and very efficient staff made sure everything was quickly refilled and tables ready for new quests. We've stayed in a few hotels in london and can honestly say we will be ..."

Reviewed on 8 Aug 2022

The Royal National Hotel
Zedwell Piccadilly
Zedwell Piccadilly
3 out of 5
Great Windmill Street, London, England, W1D 7DH
The price is £154 per night from 31 Aug to 1 Sep
Stay at this 3-star hotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the overall value in ...
3.9/5 Good! (1,327 reviews)
Great area
"The hotel was very very basic, no windows, no tv, no dresser, nothing but a bed and shower. The area is close to tourists attractions, hop on bus stop near by. I would not rebook for the price it’s very prison cell chic"

Reviewed on 4 Aug 2022

Zedwell Piccadilly
The President Hotel
The President Hotel
3.5 out of 5
56-60 Guildford Street, London, England, WC1N 1DB
The price is £148 per night from 29 Aug to 30 Aug
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,353 reviews)
Good hotel,friendly,child friendly and clean
"Clean nice hotel friendly and aporoachable staff. Nicely air conditioned lobby. Breakfast was a little disappointing. The room was clean and comfatable with a very good power shower. All round im very plessed with are visit."

Reviewed on 8 Aug 2022

The President Hotel
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Staycity Aparthotels London Heathrow
Staycity Aparthotels London Heathrow
4 out of 5
High Point Village, Station Approach, Hayes, England, UB3 4FL
The price is £81 per night from 4 Sep to 5 Sep
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Hayes. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the quiet rooms in their reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (2,274 reviews)
"Next to tube station and 15 mins from heathrow airport Great Indian restaurant next door and close to Tesco"

Reviewed on 15 Jul 2022

Staycity Aparthotels London Heathrow
Citadines Trafalgar Square London
Citadines Trafalgar Square London
4 out of 5
18/21 Northumberland Avenue, London, England, WC2N 5EA
The price is £224 per night from 21 Aug to 22 Aug
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (3,038 reviews)
Love it!!
"To us, the Citadines Trafalgar Square is like coming to a wonderfully warm and receptive and kind and welcoming home. Absolutely love being here. The facility is very comfortable, well designed (love having a dishwasher and microwave and refrigerator!) and very very nice. And the best part? The wonderful ..."

Reviewed on 5 Aug 2022

Citadines Trafalgar Square London
Holland Road Stays
Holland Road Stays
120 Holland Road, London, England, W14 8BD
The price is £100 per night from 11 Aug to 12 Aug
Stay at this apartment in London. Enjoy free WiFi and 1 bedroom. Popular attractions Westfield London Shopping Centre and Royal Albert Hall are located nearby. ...
3.5/5 Good! (2 reviews)
"This room had loads of facilities such as a stove, fridge and cooktop in the Kitchenette. Bed was comfortable and the room a decent size. It is vital to find out which level your room is on as it can be a long way up with luggage. I had to get a family member to help as there was no way I could manage ..."

Reviewed on 24 Jul 2022

Holland Road Stays
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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