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

Sun 28 Oct - Mon 31 Dec 2018

020 8940 1950


Sat 24 Nov 2018 - Sun 24 Feb 2019

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

Chase Lodge Hotel

AA 3 Star Hotel £65-£145 prpnb, 020 8943 1862

Georgian Suite

AA 4 Star Hotel £159-£450 prpn, 0208 940 2247



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