The Mitre: A Historic Retreat on the River Thames

The Mitre sits in a glorious location on the banks of the River Thames and oozes old English character.

This historic house, with Hampton Court Palace as its stunning backdrop, offers its guests a unique experience full of history, romance and opulence.

The perfect place to relax in luxury and comfort, The Mitre combines modern-day sophistication with classic, traditional charm. The elegant, period building suggests it has many tales to tell from within its four walls. The lush green gardens and picturesque river views add to the calm and peaceful ambience.

Seasonal Activities at The Mitre

As we look forward to long, sunny days this summer, The Mitre is offering guests the chance to welcome the season in the best way possible. Following a complete refurbishment, The Mitre’s famous Whispering Angel Terrace is open again for the first May bank holiday weekend.

Unveiling The Mitre: A Historic Retreat on the River Thames

With cascading flowers and sweet Blossom filling the air, the Whispering Angel Terrace will be a floral haven and will transport you to the lush green fields of the French countryside.

Here you can relax and indulge in leisurely moments amongst the soft sounds of leaves rustling in the breeze and the gentle flow of the river.

The Whispering Angel Terrace

The alfresco terrace, which inspired the famous Whispering Angels rosé, is adorned with beautiful floral displays reminiscent of the grand chateaus of France and offers a luxurious, yet relaxed, place to sit, sup and reconnect.

Relax under stylish parasols and dine at beautifully decorated tables with crisp white tablecloths. Executive Head Chef Mark Jarvis, who gained his culinary flair working under the legendary Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons, continues to create delicious seasonal, locally sourced and innovative menus.

Every aspect of the Whispering Angel Terrace has been carefully designed to create a sense of magic and elegance. From the sweet scent of freshly chopped flowers to the soft sounds of leaves swaying in the gentle breeze, nothing has been left to chance with The Mitre’s offering to its guests.

The Lion Terrace

The award-winning Lion Terrace is just through from the Whispering Angel Terrace and serves a cooling selection of Lion Brewery pale ales and draught beers. The two terraces are connected by a pontoon and the riverbank location invites Surrey and London residents alike to drink, dine and unwind in the glorious sunshine and take in the beautiful panoramic river views.

The Lion Terrace offers casual luxury with its relaxed and informal atmosphere for unwinding and meeting friends. Amidst the hustle and bustle of the riverbank, visitors can enjoy refreshing drinks and tasty bar bites, all whilst soaking in the sunshine and the gentle river breeze.

Boat Hire

If you fancy a boating adventure, The Mitre offers guests the chance to take to the river in their own boat. The Mitre’s six beautiful boats, named after Henry VIII’s wives, are available to hire from the Lion Terrace.

Take a leisurely trip with a Mitre picnic on board or perhaps a bottle or two of Champagne. There’s no better way to enjoy the charm of life on London’s most famous river.

A boat trip on The Mitre’s elegant, tranquil vessels along the River Thames provides guests with a unique way to see some of the city’s most historic landmarks and picturesque views.

Cruise by the soaring spires of Hampton Court Palace or glide under one of the many bridges which cross the river along this historic route.

The Mitre

The Mitre opened its doors in September 2020 and offers guests a unique experience combining both contemporary luxury and historic character. Set within a Grade II-listed boutique hotel, The Mitre features 36 beautifully designed bedrooms overlooking the River Thames by Hampton Court Palace.

Unveiling The Mitre: A Historic Retreat on the River Thames

The original building was constructed in 1665 as a servant’s lodge for the King’s guests during his stays at nearby ‘Richmond’ palace, King Charles II. It was rebuilt in the mid-18th century. Renowned designer, Nicola Harding, has designed each of the 36 unique rooms to reflect both the heritage of the building and the lively character of Hampton Court.

The Mitre includes a riverside restaurant and brasserie, an 80-cover Orangery and Whispering Angel boat house.

Wandering the corridors of this historic building, visitors are surrounded by a sense of elegant timelessness and sophisticated grandeur. Each of the luxurious rooms and suites has its own character, with a classic, elegant feel and all the modern conveniences to offer weary travellers and the most discerning of guests a truly comfortable and relaxing stay.


In summary, The Mitre is a place of chic and calm on the banks of the River Thames. Rich in history, superbly appointed and offering top-class hospitality, it is the perfect place for those wishing to escape the rigours of modern, busy lives.

From dining on the Whispering Angel Terrace to enjoying a boat trip, visitors can truly relax and indulge in the timeless charm of this fine establishment

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