Things to do

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HISTORIC HOMES

Packed with history and beautiful grounds, here are some of the best historic sites in the area.

Hampton Court Palace – 200 ft

One of the palace's best-known residents, King Henry VIII, completed the Hampton Court Palace in 1540, and it soon became one of the most magnificent in England. Today, the palace is one of the most visited for its beautifully kept gardens, maze, and history.

Strawberry Hill House – 2.3 miles

Visit the famous gothic revival architecture of Strawberry hill house. Book a twilight tour of the house or visit one of its many flower shows, or simply take a gentle stroll in the five-acre gardens inspired by William Kent which are free to enter all year round.

Ham House – 2.9 miles

Built in the 17th Century, Ham House is one of the most outstanding Stuart houses from that period. Boasting original interiors and restored formal gardens featuring a 17th Century Orangery, Tea Terrace and the much-photographed Cherry Garden.

Marble Hill House – 3.4 miles

Once home to Henrietta Howard, mistress of King George II, this is the last complete survivor of the elegant villas which bordered the River Thames in the 18th century. Set in 66 acres of riverside parkland it houses a fine collection of early Georgian paintings.

Osterley Park and House – 6 miles

Originally built in 1575, architect Robert Adam was later commissioned in 1761 to transform the original Tudor mansion built on this site into an elegant 18th-century neoclassical villa. Osterley is the result: a country house for the founders of Child's Bank, created for entertainment and to impress friends and business associates.

Chiswick House & Gardens – 6.7 miles

Discover Lord Burlington's 18th century villa and walk the 65 acres of gardens, enjoying classical vistas, ponds, fountains and the rare camellia collection.

Syon Park – 5.3 miles – 7.4 miles

Sixteenth century Syon House holds a wealth of art within its grand classical interiors, walk the Gardens and Arboretum through to parkland and the unique tidal water meadows.

Windsor Castle – 15 miles

The oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. Founded by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, it has since been the home of 39 monarchs. Today The Queen spends most of her private weekends at the Castle.

PARKS & GARDENS

We are lucky to have plenty of beautiful parks and gardens to explore within a short distance of the hotel.

Bushy Park – 0.3 miles

The second largest Royal Park in London is home to an incredible range of wildlife and habitats. Do not miss the famous Diana Fountain and the Upper Lodge Water Gardens.

Claremont Landscape Garden – 4.2 miles

This grade 1 listed garden created by the great landscape designers of the 18th century charts the evolution of the English Landscape Garden.

Richmond Park – 5.4 miles

Richmond Park is home to some of the most outstanding views of Surrey, spanning 2,500 acres of countryside. A haven for wildlife, the famous deer are free to roam around the park.

Painshill – 6.6 miles

Painshill 18th century landscape garden was created between 1738 and 1773, by the Hon. Charles Hamilton. Inspired by Renaissance art and his Grand Tours, Hamilton went on to create a sequence of breathtaking and surprising vistas at Painshill. The landscapes form living works of art into which Hamilton placed follies for dramatic effect.

Kew Gardens – 7.5 miles

Set in 300 acres, the world famous Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, includes wildlife areas, glasshouses for the conservation of rare plant species, museums, galleries and historic buildings.

London Wetland Centre – 8.6 miles

An urban oasis for wildlife in nearby Barnes. Stroll among the lakes, ponds and gardens. Children will love the play areas and resident otters!

RHS Wisley – 11.1 miles

The flagship garden of the Royal Horticultural Society and one of the great gardens of the world. Enjoy Wisley's renowned plant collections, get inspired or take part in a workshop.

SPORTING GREATS

From the home of England Rugby to the iconic Wimbledon Tennis Championships or a day out at the races, The Mitre at Hampton Court is very conveniently located and has always been a preferred hotel to dine and stay for Sports enthusiasts attending events.

Sandown Park – 2.7 miles

Sandown Park Racecourse is home to some of the finest flat and jump racing. Hosting regular racing fixtures as well as live music concerts.

Kempton Racecourse – 3.2 miles

Home of the King George VI Chase, there is really no day out like one at Kempton Park Racecourse. Regular racing fixtures are hosted.

Ham Polo Club – 4.6 miles

Ham Polo Club is the last remaining polo club in Greater London. Founded in 1926, Ham Polo Club has an established and distinguished reputation. Fixtures are held throughout the summer.

Twickenham Stadium – 5.2 miles

Twickenham Stadium is the largest dedicated Rugby Union venue in the world. Offering much more than just top flight sport, visit the superb World Rugby Museum, the history of a stadium tour or attend a concert

Wimbledon Stadium – 7.8 miles

Watch the best battle it out on centre court or visit the excellent museum which includes a fascinating guided tour taking in No.1 Court and the picnic terraces of the Aorangi Terrace (aka 'Murray Mound'), an interactive racket exhibition and a 3-D cinema experience.

The Queen's Club – 10.1 miles

Established in 1886, every June the historic club hosts the annual Queen's Club Championships grass court men's lawn tennis tournament. It has 28 outdoor courts and eight indoor.

THE GREAT OUTDOORS 

Explore the local parks, enjoy a stroll along the picturesque riverside or take to the water.

Bicycle Hire

Explore the trails of beautiful Richmond Park on two wheels! Parkcycle have a variety of adult and children’s bicycles available for hire, helmets and baby seats are also available.

Horse Riding

Several local riding schools offer riding lessons for all ages and abilities. More experienced riders can enjoy hacking through Bushy Park.

Picnic Hamper

Find the perfect spot in our glorious nearby parks and soak in the sunshine with one of our luxury Picnic Hampers.



Boat Day Trip

A great day out for family and friends or a short relaxing trip. Explore famous nearby locations or simply find one of a number of idyllic spots to moor up and have a picnic…the choice is yours!

Stand Up Paddle boarding

Try your hand at the world's fastest growing watersport, Stand Up Paddle boarding! Paddle past the historic riverside sites like Ham House and Eel Pie Island.

THEATRES & MUSEUMS

Enjoy a cultural evening at the Theatre or a day at one of the fascinating local museums on our doorstep.

Kingston Museum – 2.6 miles

American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie funded the building of the Museum which adjoins Kingston Library. The Museum runs a lively programme of temporary exhibitions and events and welcomes all visitors free of charge.

The Rose Theatre – 3.1 miles

Modelled on the original Elizabethan Rose Theatre on London’s Bankside, Rose Theatre Kingston is the largest producing theatre in South West London.

Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum – 5.7 miles

Visit the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum for the history and background to the world's favourite tennis tournament and one of the most celebrated venues in London. Examine the original Championship trophies, see inside a racket-maker's workshop, and attend a Victorian tennis garden party.

London Museum of Water & Steam – 6.3 miles

Home to the world’s largest collection of stationary steam pumping engines, a narrow-gauge steam locomotive and outdoor splash zone. A fun and educational day out for families and steam enthusiasts alike.

Musical Museum – 6 miles

Experience the fascinating world of automatic musical instruments at this unusual, melodious museum. The many instruments housed here were all designed to provide music at the flick of a switch or the turn of a handle in the days before electronics and microphones.

Brooklands Museum – 7.8 miles

Explore the historic site brought to life through interactive collections of motor vehicles, aircraft and real-life experiences. Hear the stories of the pioneering men and women that shaped the world of motoring and aviation. Re-live the thrills and glamour of speed and flight, from over 100 years of Great British history at Brooklands Museum.

GOLF

Work on your swing at one of these magnificent golf courses nearby.

Hampton Court Palace Golf Court – 2.0 miles

Many may be aware of the palace at Hampton Court but not necessarily its golf course. Within the grounds at Home Park, it offers a truly unique opportunity to play a traditional parkland course at one of the country’s most famous royal parks.

The Richmond Golf Club – 4.6 miles

A beautiful parkland course, adjoining Richmond Park and Ham Common. This is a private members’ club, where visitors are welcome.

Royal Wimbledon Golf Club – 6.6 miles

The third oldest golf Club in England dating back to 1865. There are active reciprocal links with other Royal Clubs around the world and a limited number of visitors may play the course.

St George's Hill Golf Club – 7.6 miles

One of the prettiest heathland courses in the area, with sweeping, undulating terrain and panoramic views from the clubhouse. Visitors are welcome