Alicja McCarthy

The Bingham

  • Where:
  • Why:A weekend away.
  • When:December 2013.
  • Who:The boy & I.
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The Bingham After a hard day of roaming around Richmond all you need is a little night cap-served in your room. Lovely.

After a hard day of roaming around Richmond all you need is a little night cap-served in your room. Lovely.

The Bingham Our cosy ‘Callirrhoe’ room named after poet 'Michael Field' AKA Katherine Bradley and Edith Cooper who lived there in 1900s. The room had a luxurious four-poster bed with cotton linen and mohair blanket.

Our cosy ‘Callirrhoe’ room named after poet 'Michael Field' AKA Katherine Bradley and Edith Cooper who lived there in 1900s. The room had a luxurious four-poster bed with cotton linen and mohair blanket.

The Bingham The Bingham bar is blessed with Georgian features including double height ceiling in the bar, large fire places, decorative mirrors and charm. <br data-src=

The Bingham bar is blessed with Georgian features including double height ceiling in the bar, large fire places, decorative mirrors and charm.
So Christmassy!

The Bingham The restaurant has some of the prettiest views on the River <br data-src=

The restaurant has some of the prettiest views on the River
Thames in Richmond.

The Bingham Our room facing the river. Can the weeping willows and colours of Autumn be any more romantic?

Our room facing the river. Can the weeping willows and colours of Autumn be any more romantic?

The Bingham The view of the hotel from the towpath, the townhouse in its original form.

The view of the hotel from the towpath, the townhouse in its original form.

The Bingham The ornate ceiling in the bar with crystal drop chandelier. The interiors are opulent and classic in keeping with the history of the hotel.

The ornate ceiling in the bar with crystal drop chandelier. The interiors are opulent and classic in keeping with the history of the hotel.

The Bingham We took their Pashley bikes out for a spin to Richmond Park in search of the free roaming wild deer.

We took their Pashley bikes out for a spin to Richmond Park in search of the free roaming wild deer.

The Bingham And we found some!! If you squint either side of the tree you can see the deer grazing.

And we found some!! If you squint either side of the tree you can see the deer grazing.

The Bingham The restaurant is quite delightful. My favourite dish was the stone bass with langoustine, crones & cima di rapa. Yum!

The restaurant is quite delightful. My favourite dish was the stone bass with langoustine, crones & cima di rapa. Yum!

The Bingham An understated Bingham entrance to the Grade II listed building.

An understated Bingham entrance to the Grade II listed building.

Highs & Lows

  • The service is impeccable. The team is sincere, helpful and genuinely wants to be there.

  • The restaurant is particularly good.

  • Views to die for!

  • Great little cocktail bar.

  • No access to spa or gym.

  • There is not a smoking area. No heater or ashtrays so smokers must puff away at the front of the hotel.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 42/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Luxury boutique hotel.

  • Vibe

    Elegant, enchanting, comfortable.

  • Location

    Richmond feels like a village but is on the London Overground. It is also just off the North Circular so very accessible.

  • Rooms

    15 rooms.

  • Music

    Varies in public areas.

  • Year Opened

    1984 with refurbishments between 2006-08.

  • Designed By

    The owners restored the hotel

  • Health & Wellness

    No.

  • Restaurant

    Yes. A brand new menu by Mark Jarvis is a must!

  • Bar

    Yes, cocktails are superb, but wine list (book) is a little intimidating.

  • Children

    Sure, although I’d leave them behind for a bit of peace and quiet.

  • Price

    Expensive, but worth it.

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The Bingham

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