A pretty suburb of London, Richmond offers a slower pace than the City but within easy reach of everything it has to offer. Richmond offers elegant surroundings and sophisticated experiences - perfect for a spa day or break.
Bordering the River Thames, there are plenty of things to do and see while you’re here. Historic pubs, stylish restaurants and independent designer and antique shops pepper the high street. Richmond is also a particularly green part of London, adding to the sense of relaxation.
It’s perhaps best known for being home to the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew - a centre of botanical research and education spanning 500 acres of woodland and the world's largest seed conservation project. Other popular attractions include the National Trust’s Ham House - a beautiful red brick, 17th-century property on the banks of the river complete with enchanting gardens. There’s also the London Wetland Centre, which has turned disused Victorian reservoirs into a sanctuary for birdlife, and you mustn’t miss a walk or a picnic in Richmond Park, where you can see herds of deer roaming free.
A spa day or break in Richmond gives you easy access to the best of all London’s attractions combined with an unusual level of peace and sophistication for a metropolis. Spas like Hilton London Syon Park embody all the area’s best qualities, providing glitz, glamour, history and beautiful gardens as well.