If you’re working in London, or relocating to the capital, but you don’t need to be based in the centre of the city where can you stay? It’s a legitimate question. Often when visitors to London think of the city they think of Central London with its vibrant tourist trails and internationally renowned visitor attractions.
Yet this bustling centre of the city isn’t the only place to stay when you’re living there. Many find Central London simply too busy and too vibrant. There’s nothing wrong with opting for a location that’s slightly separated from the urban capital.
Clarendon’s Richmond Park and Kew are leafy, suburban retreats in picturesque locations. Both offer all the cultural benefits a business traveller might like but are away from the hustle and bustle.
Richmond Park is known by locals for its beautiful open spaces, not least the beautiful park it’s named for. It’s a popular place for picnics, walking and is a great place for keen cyclists as well as lovers of outdoor sports. The sprawling park is ideal for those who like to be close to nature or need a great space on the doorstep to walk their dog.
Richmond isn’t just a park, however. The town centre offer a wide choice of eateries and plenty of things to do on your time off, from shopping to visiting Richmond Theatre for a performance.
Being part of the capital means Richmond is also on the River Thames and it’s a great location to see the Thames cruises and explore the outskirts of the UK capital.
Meanwhile Kew is another beautiful location that is famous for helping people get back to nature. The Kew Botanical Gardens is world renowned as a visitor attraction but also for the skill and expertise under its roof caring for plants and flowers – some often incredibly rare and valuable – from across the world. Kew Village has many things to offer both residents as well as visitors with its various restaurants and bars. It is an idyllic location.
Both Richmond and Kew are not only picturesque but also are close to both infrastructure and important locations for business visitors. Business Parks Chiswick Park and Great West Road are nearby which house a number of corporate headquarters. There is also great access to and from London for those who might want a leafy retreat but still need to work in the capital.
For those travelling to London or relating with families Richmond and Kew are also home to well established foreign schools like ACS in Egham and Cobham which have excellent reputations.
With one, two and three bedroom apartments Clarendon’s properties in Richmond and Kew are both pet friendly and have car parking facilities, along with the other amenities Clarendon offers for guests at each of its other developments. Contact Clarendon’s reservations team for rates and availability.