Ham & Petersham

Ham & Petersham is a delightful historic area. Just nine miles from central London, cattle graze on Petersham meadows alongside the River Thames which is the centrepiece of the world-famous view from Richmond Hill.

Internationally prized garden centre, Petersham Nurseries is a tranquil oasis and seedbed of inspiration.

One of London’s best kept secrets, this atmospheric Stuart mansion nestles on the banks of leafy Richmond-upon-Thames.
There have been cows grazing on Petersham Meadows from, at least the 1700's. The grazing herd have been featured in many of the famous paintings and photographs made of the world renowned view from Richmond Hill.

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Events in Ham & Petersham


Mon 24 - Fri 28 Oct 2016

020 8940 1950


Thu 6 Oct - Sun 4 Dec 2016

020 8831 6000


Getting Around

Ham&Petersham Map

Ham & Petersham Preserved

With its historic past, Ham & Petersham's serene and natural beauty is under the Richmond, Petersham and Ham Open Spaces Act, declared in 1902 this was enacted to protect the view from Richmond Hill.

Ham and Petersham Commons and certain meadows were vested in the Richmond Corporation for purposes of public enjoyment. The river-side, from Petersham to Kingston, was put under the Richmond Corporation and the Surrey County Council, in two sections, for enjoyment by the public for ever.

An everlasting wonder be sure to view this yourself and find out what other joys Ham & Petersham has to offer.

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While you're here...

Stay a while

Berg, Mrs

VisitEngland 2 Star Bed & Breakfast £70 prpnb, 020 8977 7251

The Chestnuts

Self-assessed Accessibility Information £80-£90 prpnb, 020 8979 8314



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