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The Bingham – Richmond


The Bingham – Richmond

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This glamorous, intimate riverside hotel began life as two Georgian townhouses, later joined together by Lady Anne Bingham, a forebear of Lord Lucan. By 1899, two poets, Katherine Harris Bradley and Edith Emma Cooper, were writing there under the nom de plume of Michael Field. ‘I have rubbed myself against nature’s great, warm hand,’ wrote Katherine, after a bout of gardening ‘in a spirit of pagan delight’. Crikey. Today’s owner, Samantha Trinder, ably assisted by brilliant general manager Erick Kervaon, has created a special place in which to stay and dine. Slick and contemporary, the hotel has the friendliest staff, a fun cocktail bar and a beautiful restaurant, a Richmond hotspot where natural modern British cuisine excels. But it’s the setting that adds the extra magic here, and the view: the river right there at the end of the expansive terrace and pretty walled garden, with the towpath and the water, rowing boats and pleasure craft beyond. And London on the doorstep. Doubles from £164.

 

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Name to Know: Ask Francesco Pani about the connecting of the two Bingham Georgian townhouses and their uses through the ages.

See: Anything Royal, the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, Royal Richmond Park or Hampton Court Palace.

Eat: At the Bingham where subtle flavours are fused together with clever combinations of
British-based natural ingredients.

Buy: An organic facial treatment from the eco wellbeing centre, Bhuti, the face fixers of London.

 


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