During your stay
Richmond upon Thames has everything you need, from beautiful surroundings and open spaces to great shopping and historic attractions. Not only does the River Thames run through the town centre, but the tow path leads you to Kew Gardens and Hampton Court Palace, as well as the miles of open space and wildlife in nearby Richmond Park.
Richmond draws visitors form all over the world to discover its world famous tourist attractions, parks and gardens or just to meander along the River Thames. Places of interest, and local activities all within 20 minutes of the Bingham include;
The Bingham is close to the RFU at Twickenham, Wimbledon Tennis, and London’s last remaining polo clubs, Ham Polo. Golf is available at the Richmond Golf Club whose par 70 course was designed by Tom Dunn. Horse riding is an idyllic way to see Richmond Park and the neighbouring Wimbledon Common. During your stay, you could borrow one of the Bingham’s Pashley bikes to explore Richmond Park. The park is hugely popular for cycling, or for a more genteel bike ride it is possible to follow the tow path outside the Bingham Garden, to Windsor or Putney.
Messing About on the River
Pleasure boats are available for hire along the riverside near to Richmond Bridge. Passenger boats go to Hampton Court, Kew Gardens and Central London from April-October. Moorings are available along the river at Richmond, and private boat charter is available which reception can arrange.
Richmond Town Centre’s High Street, Richmond Hill, and the lanes off Richmond Green, are all 5 minutes walk from the Bingham and offer a range of boutiques and specialist shops for fashion, jewellery, food, design, interiors, furniture and art.
Richmond Theatre a classic Victorian Theatre on Richmond Green, stages pre and post West End productions. Our Theatre Experience combines a show, with dinner, bed and breakfast at the Bingham. The Orange Tree is a contemporary theatre, London’s only permanent theatre in the round, staging its own productions, and featuring new playwrights. The Curzon Richmond Cinema, shows the best in world and independent cinema.
The borough of Richmond upon Thames, a royal retreat for centuries, is home to a number of historic houses including Ham House, Hampton Court Palace, Kew Palace, Marble Hill House, Strawberry Hill House and Syon Park.
Parks and Gardens
Richmond Park, at 2500 acres is the largest Royal Park in London, and is a National Nature reserve. Originally enclosed as a hunting ground in 1637 by King Charles I, who built a brick wall eight miles around the park which is still there today, the park is home to around 650 free roaming Red and Fallow deer and is also an important refuge for many other wildlife including brightly coloured parakeets. The pastoral landscape of hills, woodlands, ponds and grasslands set among so many ancient trees offer a bucolic destination for walking, cycling, jogging and horse riding. Also nearby are Kew Gardens, London Wetland Centre and Bushy Park.