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Explore & Discover

Want to get to know the area around Craven House a little better? We are situated in the heart of Kingston-Upon-Thames surrounded by a little of everything you could ever wish for. Be it shopping, history, landscapes, countryside, wildlife – it’s all on offer a stones throw from Craven House and Claygate.   Here are some ideas to get started – and we’re always on hand to offer advice.

Teddington, Oxshott, Twickenham and Esher are all nearby, and there are great facilities in the surrounding Hampton Court village area and Claygate village.

Richmond

Richmond

A beautiful riverside town just 20 minutes away – great for theatre and dining.

Kingston-Upon-Thames

Kingston-Upon-Thames

This lively historic market town is only five minutes away – great for shopping.

Kempton Park

Kempton Park

This venue in nearby Sunbury-On-Thames hosts 100+ spectacular jump and flat races every year.

Sandown Park

Sandown Park

This famous horse racing course in Esher  also hosts events such as concerts, car shows and auctions.

RHS Garden Festival

RHS Garden Festival

The world-class flower show is celebrating its 25th anniversary this summer.

Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens

Enjoy one of the world’s largest living plant collections at Kew Royal Botanic Gardens.

Painshill

Painshill

An award-winning 18th century landscape garden based in Cobham, Surrey.

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace

Craven House is a stone’s throw from this beautiful palace, built by Henry VIII in the 16th Century.

Claremont Landscape Garden

Claremont Landscape Garden

A beautiful National Trust landscape garden in Surrey surrounding a small lake and featuring an amphitheatre.

Richmond Park

Richmond Park

Richmond Park has protected status as an important habitat for wildlife and is a National Nature Reserve.

Bushy Park

Bushy Park

Craven House backs onto London’s second largest Royal park, home to herds of beautiful Red and Fallow deer.

London Wetlands Centre

London Wetlands Centre

A world of wildlife awaits at London Wetland Centre. With a variety of habitats on offer, there’s always a star on show.

Hersham

Hersham

Hersham Golf Club is one of Surrey’s finest leisure resorts – and one of its best kept secrets.

Silvmermere

Silvmermere

The Silvmermere Golf Course, is one of the most challenging pay and play courses in Surrey.

Bridge Road

Bridge Road

Bridge Road is a one of a kind destination bustling with life, delicious food, antiques and boutiques.

Moleseylife

Moleseylife

East Molesey offers a wide choice of goods, from free range meat to antiques, clothing, art and gifts.

Hampton Court Top 5

Hampton Court Top 5

One of the many blessings of our fabulous location is the abundance of top-notch eateries right on our doorstep.