Alicja McCarthy

The Bingham

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Pool/Gym


  • 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.

Borrow bikes from the hotel for a spin through Richmond Park

Richmond Park

Richmond Park, Richmond, England, United Kingdom

Borrow bikes from the hotel for a spin through Richmond Park

full of great little boutiques as well as your high-street staples

Richmond High Street

High Street, Richmond, United Kingdom

full of great little boutiques as well as your high-street staples

The lovely royal botanic gardens

Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens, Richmond, United Kingdom

The lovely royal botanic gardens

The Bingham

61-63 Petersham Rd, Richmond TW10 6UT, UK

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