Win a fabulous weekend in royal Richmond


Relax for the night at an 18th-century country home, take a river ride, explore world-famous gardens, and visit the home of English rugby.


We’ve teamed up with VisitRichmond to offer one lucky winner and a friend the chance to enjoy a weekend in this beautiful riverside London borough, which for centuries has been a favoured retreat for royalty and the rich and famous, and is just 15 minutes from central London by train.

On arrival, check into the glamorous Richmond Hill Hotel, where you will stay for one night, with breakfast and use of Cedars Health and Leisure Club and spa included. The Richmond Hill Hotel is set within a Georgian building full of character and charm, dating back to 1726, and sits opposite Terrace Gardens, which overlook a protected view of the River Thames.

A short distance away are The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, and here you can delve into the rainforest, walk among the tree tops and explore one of the finest plant collections in the world. After this, you’ll be treated to lunch from Cook & Garcia, an artisan food shop opposite Richmond Station, and later dinner at the award-winning Pizzeria Rustica. The next day, enjoy English breakfast and a stroll around Richmond Park, London’s largest Royal Park.


Afterwards, take in the beautiful village charm of Richmond town on your bespoke walking tour with Discovery Richmond before indulging in a boat trip on the River Thames, courtesy of the historic Turks Launches, a company whose heritage stretches back 300 years. The Thames runs through the heart of Richmond, with 21 miles of river linking Hampton Court Palace, Kew Gardens and central London. Next, take afternoon tea at the beautiful Bingham Hotel, a lovely Georgian townhouse overlooking the river that is one of London’s most picturesque boutique hotels.


Finish your fun-filled weekend with a visit to the famous Twickenham Stadium, home of English rugby. Your complimentary passes for the World Rugby Museum and Twickenham Stadium include tours of both venues – especially exciting with the Rugby World Cup to look forward to in 2015.

To be in with the chance of winning this fabulous competition, simply answer the question below.

Closing date is 17 March.