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Places to Visit, Things to Do and Days Out in or near Hook

The large village of Hook lies just six miles from Basingstoke. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, to the east the picturesque valley of the River Whitewater, to the south Hook Common and Bartley Heath. This village dates back to at least the 13th century and has a selection of historic buildings still intact. Places to Visit in or near Hook K Spa and Nutfield Priory Hotel & Spa are listed below.
61 Results In Or Near Hook
11.2 miles from the centre of Hook
Treat yourself to a rub-down at one of London's most down-to-earth yet quality spas. Known for welcoming more than one celeb through their revolving doors, K Hotel and its basement spa has got star quality written all over it. In fact K Spa has pioneered a number of new techniques and innovations such as the Snow Paradise, a first for the capital which dips to -15C for spine-tingling stimulation, and the warming Scandinavian heat experiences. Unlike many celebs though K Spa isn't just about t...
10.8 miles from the centre of Hook
The spa at Nutfield Priory is a haven for taking some time out for relaxation and wellbeing. Choose from a range of ELEMIS treatments.
10.9 miles from the centre of Hook
Battersea Park Children's Zoo offers visitors the chance to get close to meerkats, monkeys, emus, wallabies, otters, Kune Kune pigs and many more delightful creatures. Children can also make masks, have their faces painted and have a go at animal art, and there are plenty of other fun activities to enjoy.
9.8 miles from the centre of Hook
Surrey National Golf Club presents a championship standard course set within 200 acres of beautiful rolling Surrey countryside. Featuring lakes & bunkers, the course demands accuracy, whilst some raised tees require added focus! With full USGA specification greens, drainage systems & computer-controlled irrigation of tees, greens & fairways, the course offers year round play.
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9.1 miles from the centre of Hook
Explore a Royal Manor House untouched by History Built as a private house in 1631 and used by the royal family between 1729 and 1818, Kew Palace is an intimate regal home once enjoyed by George III, Queen Charlotte and their 15 children. Check out the Georgian royal kitchens left as they were 200 years ago – the life and times of the servants who worked there are beautifully chronicled. Don't miss Queen Charlotte's cottage, built in 1770 and later decorated as a cottage orné. A uniqu...
13.0 miles from the centre of Hook
A name that is synonymous with masterful techniques, confident Japanese flavours and picture-perfect presentation, Nobu London Old Park Lane and Nobu Berkeley ST are undisputed culinary jewels in Mayfair's crown. An instant hit from the opening in 1997 and the first European venture from world-renowned Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Nobu London pioneered the way for Japanese dining in the capital.
9.6 miles from the centre of Hook
Discover the birthplace of the English Landscape Movement One of West Londons hidden gems, Chiswick house is a classic example of beautiful 18th century British architecture. The Londoners have been seeking sanctuary in these lovely grounds for years and it's not hard to see why. Known to be to be the birthplace of the English Landscape Movement; the wonderful Roman-style Palladian villa was inspired by the Earl of Burlington's grand tour of Italy who wanted the grounds to have the ...
11.8 miles from the centre of Hook
Explore the Royal wonders of Kensington Palace Kensington Palace offers insight and Education for the whole family. Explore the palace, Featuring the King's Staircase, a wonderful vivid painting by William Kent which shows George I's court in all its glamorous, riotous glory. The exquisitely decorated Cupola Room, the King's Drawing Room where power play and negotiation was the order of the day and the Privy Chamber where Queen Caroline entertained beneath a decorous, elaborate ceiling. ...
11.8 miles from the centre of Hook
Admire The Jacobean Beauty of Kensington Palace Although there is much history surrounding Kensington Palace, it is perhaps most famous as the home of Princess Diana. Turned into a palace from a Jacobean home in the late 1600s by the likes of Sir Christopher Wren and Nicholas Hawksmoor, this fairy tale building has played host to a parade of royals and aristocrats. Climb the King's Staircase, decorated by a wonderfullu vivid painting by William Kent which shows George I's court in all i...
3.8 miles from the centre of Hook
Experience Stunning Gardens at Hampton Court Palace Purchase a ticket for the Formal Gardens only at Hampton Court and you've still a full day's activity on your hands. There are more than 60 acres of formal garden to explore here in south west London, with glorious fountains, stunning flower displays (over 200,000 flowering bulbs) and pretty spots to sit and take stock plus 750 acres of rolling royal parkland (look out for deer) which attracts all manner of birdlife. Of course, the wo...
6.7 miles from the centre of Hook
BROOKLANDS - the world's first purpose-built motor racing circuit, constructed at Weybridge, Surrey in 1907 - was more than a great sporting arena. Brooklands w
3.4 miles from the centre of Hook
For classic British dining with a modern edge, Woodland's restaurants offer the perfect setting for a tasty and relaxing meal in Cobham, Surrey.
6.4 miles from the centre of Hook
Ham House is one of the great Stuart houses situated only 10 miles from central London on the rural banks of the river Thames. Explore the rich history of this rare and atmospheric Stuart house with examples of 17th-century life, treasures and architecture with beautiful formal gardens surrounding the house.
12.5 miles from the centre of Hook
Discover a World Class Art Collection in Apsley House Otherwise known by the grand address of Number 1, London, Apsley House is an art lover's paradise. The ancestral home of the first Duke of Wellington, it has changed very little since his great victory at Waterloo. The house is haven of masterpieces, among them some of the finest canvases from the Spanish Royal Collection, captured by the 1st Duke of Wellington in 1813. The collection includes incredible pieces by Italian Old Ma...
12.9 miles from the centre of Hook
The Punchbowl is the second oldest pub in Mayfair, and it prides itself on offering a warm and welcoming space for customers to meet and relax. Its tucked-away spot belies its central London location, and inside, there are a few different dining options, including in the pub itself, the dining room or the private dining area.
12.6 miles from the centre of Hook
Explore The Queens Gallery The Queen´s Gallery, situated adjacent to Buckingham Palace, hosts a programme of changing exhibitions of magnificent works of art from the Royal Collection. The Gallery has a collection of fantastic paintings held in a building known for its stunning architecture, the Gallery also provides free audio tours to make your experience more insightful and educational.
8.7 miles from the centre of Hook
Syon House sits within an extensive historical estate in West London. The gardens are renowned for their extensive collection of rare trees and plants. The 100
13.3 miles from the centre of Hook
Few restaurants can match the success of Pollen Street Social, which earned a Michelin star within six months of opening, along with 5 AA Rosettes. It's also ranked as the fourth best restaurant in the UK, by The Good Food Guide. The ambience is social and casual, and the food is simply stunning.
12.6 miles from the centre of Hook
Experience the lives of Royalty at Buckingham Palace Possibly the most famous and iconic building in Britain, Buckingham Palace has been one of London's most popular tourist attractions for centuries. Built in 1703 for the Duke of Buckingham, it has been the royal family's official London residence since Queen Victoria decreed it in 1837. 19 state rooms are open to the public for eight weeks of the year in summer so you can get a feel of the atmosphere and surroundings when the Queen ...
11.4 miles from the centre of Hook
Once The Blenheim pub, Tom's Kitchen Chelsea is a casual and welcoming restaurant serving comfort favourites, in tune with the seasons, all day, every day, from breakfast through to dinner. In the heart of London, it's a chic place to meet up with friend for great food and drink.
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11.7 miles from the centre of Hook
This former bank with its expansive wood-panelled dining room is one of the grandest settings in London to enjoy modern Indian food. OK, so there's biryani and some tandoor cooked items on the menu and lentils, bread and rice are all present and correct as side orders, but you should put the local curry house firmly out of your mind when dining here. Instead, expected three courses of beautifully presented dishes such as pan-seared spiced scallops, sautéed cavolo nero with a pumpkin sauce a...
6.4 miles from the centre of Hook
Explore a beautiful Restoration Historic House Ham House was built in 1610 and lavishly remodelled and extended in the 1670s by the Duke and Duchess of Lauderdale, and became a centre of Restoration court life. It is one of the most outstanding survivors of Stuart art and architecture famous for it´s spectacular interiors, which were at the forefront of fashion for that period. The collections of fine 17th and 18th century furniture, textiles and paintings are displayed in 26 rooms. T...
6.9 miles from the centre of Hook
The award winning 1907 restaurant, bar & grill is named after the year the world famous Brooklands race track opened.
6.8 miles from the centre of Hook
Experience a memorable day out at Marble Hill House The Palladian villa, Marble Hill House, is set in 66 acres of outstanding riverside parkland near Richmond in West London. Gifted to Henrietta Howard, Countess of Suffolk, by George II when he was Prince of Wales. A combination of fashionable Georgian architecture, handsome grounds and important collection of period furniture make it a day out fit for a king. Its fabulous interiors have been carefully preserved and restored and incl...
13.3 miles from the centre of Hook
Jason Atherton and head chef, Cary Doherty, deliver menus that are bursting with fresh, British produce, with dishes showing just a hint of French influence.
3.8 miles from the centre of Hook
Experience The Tudor Monarchy at Hampton Court Palace There is no better way to explore the life of one of England' s most notorious monarchs, King Henry VIII, than by visiting his wonderfully exuberant home Hampton Court in south west London. Bought from Cardinal Wolsey in the 1520s, the palace is stuffed with priceless tapestries and portraits, grand coats of arms and amazing furniture. There is far too much to do here to achieve in one day but try not to miss Henry's Great Hall wh...
12.4 miles from the centre of Hook
The Lanesborough Club & Spa was opened in 2017 and has firmly made its mark as a luxury destination spa and wellbeing club in London.
13.1 miles from the centre of Hook
Locanda Locatelli takes Italian cuisine to a new level. Opened by celebrity chef Giorgio Locatelli (revered by many as one of the finest Italian Chefs in the UK) over ten years ago, it has won numerous awards. It's a stylish, sophisticated venue with beige leather booths, etched glass screens and low lighting that attracts celebrities looking for a discreet night out. Portions are generous and exude freshness and quality demonstrated by the huge basket of home-made bread or mountain of black ...
11.2 miles from the centre of Hook
Discover the National Trusts biggest project, The restoration of Clandon Park Clandon Park was built by the Venetian architect Leoni in the 1730s and was considered to have one of the finest Marble Halls in Europe. Sadly, in April 2015, Clandon was nearly destroyed by a fire which caused significant damage to this beautiful building. As a aresult the national trust have made it their mission to rebuild thhis much loved house to its former glory. The house is still open to the public ...
12.6 miles from the centre of Hook
Experience the lives of Royalty at Buckingham Palace Possibly the most famous and iconic building in Britain, Buckingham Palace has been one of London's most popular tourist attractions for centuries. Built in 1703 for the Duke of Buckingham, it has been the royal family's official London residence since Queen Victoria decreed it in 1837. 19 state rooms are open to the public for eight weeks of the year in summer so you can get a feel of the atmosphere and surroundings when the Quee...
13.1 miles from the centre of Hook
The London Bicycle Tour Company provides London's original bike tour, operating since 1991. The tours are safe, suitable for all standards, and offer an excitin
9.9 miles from the centre of Hook
Explore the beautiful house and grounds at Osterley Park Robert Adam was commissioned in 1761 to transform Osterley Park House from a Tudor mansion into this neo-classical villa. The spectacular interiors contain one of Britain´s most complete examples of Adam´s work. Designed for entertaining, it contains beautiful carpets, furniture and decorated plasterwork all specially made for the house. The Gallery houses a collection of paintings that includes work by Cuyp and Marieschi, and in t...
11.2 miles from the centre of Hook
Explore the wonderful gardens of Clandon Park Explore the National Trusts effotts to save this beautiful property after the fire of 2015. Thankfully the garden remains unscathed by the fire offering you the chance to ramble up and down this lush hillside space (enjoy the view down to the shimmering lake) featuring a sunken Dutch garden full to the brim with brightly coloured flowers, small parterre garden, herbaceous border, grotto, and century-old Maori meeting house – the jewel in C...
6.1 miles from the centre of Hook
The Richmond Golf Club is located just 9 miles from Central London adjoining Richmond Park and Ham Common in the borough of Richmond Upon Thames. Substantially upgraded in recent years and winner of the prestigious Golf Inc World Renovation of the year award in 2012.
12.9 miles from the centre of Hook
Explore the intimate world of the Royal Family at Clarence House The official London home of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, Clarence House is open to the public each summer. Many prefer tours of this royal residence to that of the grander Buckingham Palace, commenting on the intimacy of the tour with guides passing on lovely anecdotes and commenting on many of the portraits, paintings and family photos dotted around the place and owned by the house's former resident ...
9.6 miles from the centre of Hook
Hatchlands Park Garden is full of interest throughout the year, from the very first snowdrops to the summer wildflowers and the charming autumn colour. The house is open from April to October, but the park, shop and cafe are open for 363 days each year.
13.0 miles from the centre of Hook
Experience outstanding cuisine prepared with the finest regional, seasonal ingredients in Minster Mill's restaurant, complimented by outstanding service.
12.6 miles from the centre of Hook
A name that is synonymous with masterful techniques, confident Japanese flavours and picture-perfect presentation, Nobu London Old Park Lane and Nobu Berkeley ST are undisputed culinary jewels in Mayfair's crown. An instant hit from the opening in 1997 and the first European venture from world-renowned Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Nobu London pioneered the way for Japanese dining in the capital.
11.0 miles from the centre of Hook
Explore The Chelsea home of a Victorian literary couple Head to the Victorian writer's shrine in London's Chelsea that is Carlyle's House and you'll learn all about great public speaker, ethical thinker and social essayist Thomas Carlyle. A beautiful Queen Anne house in a quiet side street, Carlyle's House is an education on the 19th century literary world. The home of Thomas and his wife Jane became the fashionable place to visit after the writer rose to prominence and as you stand ...
14.3 miles from the centre of Hook
Meet the Animals and incredible wildlife at ZSL London Zoo At ZSL London Zoo visit the new exhibit Gorilla Kingdom to experience the sights, sounds and smells of the rainforest within a natural walk through environment and get closer than ever before to a group of Western lowland gorillas. Feel the heat of South America within the tropical biome Clore Rainforest Lookout, and witness marmosets, tamarinds and other forest dwellers all living in harmony within the lush plants and trees of t...
11.8 miles from the centre of Hook
Explore Centuries of Style at Kensington Palace's state apartments and Royal Ceremonial Dress collection Experience Kensington Palace's state apartments and Royal Ceremonial Dress collection. Featuring the King's Staircase, a wonderful vivid painting by William Kent which shows George I's court in all its glamorous, riotous glory. The exquisitely decorated Cupola Room, the King's Drawing Room where power play and negotiation was the order of the day and the Privy Chamber where Queen Caro...
13.5 miles from the centre of Hook
Michelin-starred Social Eating House is on three levels, with a chef's counter for exclusive kitchen dining in the basement, the restaurant on the ground floor, and The Blind Pig, a cocktail bar, on the floor above.
9.6 miles from the centre of Hook
Explore the stunning House and surrounding countryside at Hatchlands Park Hatchlands is set in a beautiful 430 acre Repton Park, open everyday offering a variety of way-marked walks. The house was built for the naval hero Admiral Boscawen in 1756 and has some of the earliest surviving interiors by Robert Adam, which are decorated in a nautical style. Inside is the Cobbe collection of paintings and portraits, which includes works by Van Dyck, Gainsborough and Zoffany. Also the world´s l...
3.0 miles from the centre of Hook
Explore the serene Claremont Landscape Garden Claremont Landscape Garden's creation and development involved some of the great names in garden history. The first garden was begun in 1715 and later that century their delights were famed throughout Europe. The many features include a lake, island with pavilion, camellia terrace, grotto, turf amphitheatre, which feels remarkably modern in style, together with ever changing view-points and vistas.
8.2 miles from the centre of Hook
Hartsfield Manor offers a spectacular location for any lunch, dinner or afternoon tea. The Terrace Restaurant serves a la carte dinner every evening with locally sourced, fresh ingredients cooked to perfection. Lunch & afternoon teas are served daily in the Bar or Lounge and in summer enjoy them on the terrace whilst enjoying views of the rolling Surrey countryside. Hartsfield Manor also has a number of impressive private dining rooms for special occasions.
13.0 miles from the centre of Hook
The Garden Spa is in the heart of luxury hotel, Minster Mill's beautiful grounds. The spa offers an indoor heated plunge pool, sauna, and steam room.
13.0 miles from the centre of Hook
If you're in the mood to seriously spoil someone special, then a meal at the Ritz is a grand gastronomic treat. The large dining room is one of the most opulent in the whole of London with swagged curtains, pink chairs and gilded statuettes and very well spaced tables. Service from smartly suited and booted waiters is second to none. There's an abundance of luxury ingredients including lobster, turbot, caviar and truffle and some serious old school skills on show like a whole sea bass baked i...
7.0 miles from the centre of Hook
Discover the Fascinating Polesden Lacey Polesden Lacey, originally a Regency house, was extensively remodelled in 1906-09 by the Hon Mrs Ronald Greville, a well-known Edwardian hostess. Her collection of fine British portraits by Lawrence, Reynolds and Raeburn is in the dining room. The other collections of paintings, furniture, porcelain and silver are displayed in the reception rooms and galleries, as they were at the time of her celebrated house parties. There are extensive grounds, ...
8.4 miles from the centre of Hook
The Clock House is privately owned by Serina Drake, who - together with the team and chef Fred Clapperton - has been instrumental in putting this lovely restaurant firmly into the fast track of the Surrey foodie scene. It has received wide critical acclaim and it won a Michelin star last autumn. The AA awarded it three AA Rosettes.
13.2 miles from the centre of Hook
There are luxury spas, and then there's Sofitel So SPA. Majestically situated in one of London's finest postcodes, this Grade II listed building serves up spa the French way. As you would expect, refinement and class are in abundance. This is translated into the design with glass covered walkways and sumptuous retail parlours decked out with regal-style furniture. In fact everything has been carefully considered: the lighting adds drama and ambience to the five treatment rooms, which are spre...
12.1 miles from the centre of Hook
Zuma in Knightsbridge is an achingly cool fusion Japanese restaurant offering a sophisticated twist on traditional izakaya informal dining. To make the most of
9.6 miles from the centre of Hook
Discover One of London's hidden gems One of West London's hidden gems, Chiswick house is a classic example of beautiful 18th century British architecture. The wonderful Roman-style Palladian villa was inspired by the Earl of Burlington's grand tour of Italy. Look out for the breathtaking ceilings of the upstairs rooms, William Kent design features in the house and gardens and the beautiful velvet wallpaper in the rooms. Take time to enjoy a coffee in the café set in a RIBA award-win...
13.5 miles from the centre of Hook
The Covent Garden Murder Mystery Trail is a self-guided investigation which takes you through the famous sights of Covent Garden. Can you follow the 1.5 mile ro
12.7 miles from the centre of Hook
CUT at 45 Park Lane, Wolfgang Puck's first venture in Europe, was established in 2011 when 45 Park Lane first opened its doors to the public. With a luxurious and contemporary design throughout, enjoy dining amongst Damien Hirst's artwork.
12.1 miles from the centre of Hook
Commanding impressive views over London, the Peak Health Spa at Jumeirah Carlton Tower in Knightsbridge is set magnificently on the ninth-floor for a soaring spa experience. But it's not just the memorable vistas that should draw you; on the spa menu is a mouth-watering choice of spa favourites including Pevonia, renowned for its botanical formulations, VOYA, which uses organic seaweed from Ireland to craft nourishing wraps and massages as well as a host of globally-inspired treats, from spir...
6.9 miles from the centre of Hook
Immerse yourself in tranquil, indulgent, and serene surroundings and prepare to be truly pampered at BSpa.
7.0 miles from the centre of Hook
Explore the stunning grounds at Polesden Lacey Polesden Lacey has a 30 acre garden spanning several centuries, with a long terrace walk offering fine views across the valley. The Edwardian walled garden is formally planted including yew hedges. The walled rose garden is divided into four squares sectioned by paths, sumptuous rambler roses smother the pergola and the eye-catching water tower is covered with an ancient Chinese wisteria. Paeonies, bearded irises and lavender beds lead to ...
12.7 miles from the centre of Hook
Alain Ducasse is one of the best chefs on the planet and his London outpost exudes glamour and style. The refined dining room is a quiet riot of beige with the private ‘Table Lumiere' providing a stunning centre piece with its luminescent fibre optic oval curtain. Arrive early for pre-dinner drinks in the legendary Park Lane Bar. To experience the full range of Ducasse's classic French cooking and exquisite presentation, indulge in the extravagant tasting menu where you can try seven courses ...
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8.6 miles from the centre of Hook
Syon House is the spectacular London home of the Duke of Northumberland. It was built in the sixteenth century on the site of the Medieval Syon Abbey, and came
10.9 miles from the centre of Hook
It's not just the views you will want to feast on at Nutfield Priory – the Head Chef is a taste perfectionist and sources the best local and seasonal produce.
3.8 miles from the centre of Hook
Experience Tudor Royalty at Hampton Court Palace A wonderful, educational fun day out. Hampton Court Palace hosts England's greatest example of a medieval hall and was host to Shakespeare's company in 1603/4. While the stunning Chapel Royal, which has been used continuously for 450 years, is a masterpiece in religious architecture of the time. There are also masses of activities designed to bring the Tudor world to life. Puzzle through the famous maze, take part in Tudor celebrations, f...
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