The Grade II listed Star and Garter mansion on Richmond Hill has been transformed into luxury apartments. Here’s a preview of South West London’s most exciting new property development

Imagine waking up to this view, famously captured by JMW Turner in his painting ‘Richmond Hill’, every morning. 

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The world-famous view overlooking the River Thames

It’s a scene that will soon be enjoyed by the residents of The Royal Star and Garter mansion, which has been redeveloped as 86 luxury apartments by London Square.

Once a fashionable hotel in the 19th century (Thackeray, Tennyson, Dickens and Ruskin were frequent guests), the Richmond Hill landmark was designed by Sir Edwin Cooper and became a home for ex-servicemen returning from the First World War in 1916. It was sold to London Square in 2013, when residents of The Star and Garter moved to a new property in nearby Surbiton, and is due to launch a portfolio of one, two, three and four bedroom apartments on 12 September 2015.


Set to be one of the most exclusive addresses in the capital, it’s no surprise to hear thousands of potential buyers have already registered their interest in the properties. Many of them come with private terraces overlooking the Thames and 2,500 acres of Richmond Park, the largest of the Royal Parks. 

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An apartment living room

The development has been welcomed by estate agents, too.

‘I believe this is the first opportunity purchasers have had to buy into a development with all the attributes of a prime central London scheme, yet located in the riverside town of Richmond where prices have appreciated by 21.3% over the last five years,’ Alex Carr, partner at Knight Frank and joint selling agent for the development, explained.

‘There can be no doubt that The Star and Garter is one of the finest buildings that London has to offer. A combination of its best in class amenities and concierge service, plus the scale and grandness of its design, will result in the development redefining Richmond living and provide a stunning alternative for those who want to remain close to London, without feeling in the middle of the hustle and bustle.’

The listed terrace garden and grounds have been restored, while period features inside the development have also been preserved. However, stunning views and interior design aside, one of the biggest perks is The Star and Garter’s location. Local amenities in Richmond town centre are under a mile away , and if walking isn’t an option, Harrods Estates will provide a town car to shuttle residents to the station, shops and restaurants.

Of course, this kind of luxury comes at a price. One beds here start at £1.2 million, with three beds costing £7.5 million. Just more proof that The Star and Garter is home to the most sought-after apartments in South West London.

Find out more at or call The Star and Garter sales team on +44 (0)333 666 0102.