A couples retreat: our top tips for a romantic weekend in Richmond

Arguably one of the prettiest suburbs of London, Richmond Upon Thames is home to beautiful parks, Georgian architecture and a wealth of delightful places to eat and drink.

With so much to admire, we’ve put together a romantic guide to while away two days in this leafy oasis.


After checking in (and taking advantage of our complimentary parking if you've booked directly),start your stay with a visit to Kew Gardens. Step inside the tropics with a visit to the Kew orchid festival and enjoy panoramic views of the botanical paradise from the treetop walkway.

Later if you have time, why not roam Richmond’s riverside. As you pass by Richmond Bridge, we recommend a cosy stop off at the quaint Retreat Kitchen. Offering a selection of homemade food and organic wines, you’ll leave fuelled for your afternoon of wandering our picturesque surroundings.

In the evening, head back to our restaurant, bar and terrace, 144 On The Hill and relax over a delicious evening meal with our seasonal menus, whilst you sample our signature cocktails.


After a day on your feet, enjoy a lazy lie in and take advantage of our brunch menu. Indulge in a selection of delightful dishes such as eggs benedict, berry pancakes and seasonal fruit and yoghurt.

Spend Sunday morning exploring the suburbs eclectic shops and vibrant cafe scene, before a magical afternoon at Petersham Nursery, Richmond’s gorgeous garden centre. Home to a Michelin star restaurant, set in a glass greenhouse surrounded by bougainvillea, we couldn’t think of more romantic way to finish your stay in Richmond.

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