RH, a renowned luxury home furnishings retailer, is thrilled to announce the opening of RH England, The Gallery at the Historic Aynho Park. This remarkable estate, situated in the picturesque Cotswolds, serves as the perfect backdrop for RH’s most immersive and inspiring physical expression to date. RH England marks the company’s global expansion and venture into hospitality, with three exceptional restaurants and a range of captivating experiences.
At RH England, visitors will be captivated by the seamless integration of luxury home furnishings collections from RH Interiors, Contemporary, Modern, and Outdoor. The gallery also showcases an extraordinary assortment of rare art, antiques, and artifacts sourced from across the globe. Spread over 73 acres and boasting more than 60 rooms, this unparalleled experience offers a glimpse into the world of refined taste and design.
Aynho Park, the historic estate hosting RH England, holds a rich heritage dating back to 1615. Renowned British architect Sir John Soane masterfully expanded and restored the property in the early 19th century, transforming it into a remarkable example of architectural excellence. RH Chairman & CEO, Gary Friedman, known for revitalizing iconic buildings in North America, has breathed new life into Aynho Park, preserving its original vision while adding a touch of modernity.
Guests entering RH England will be welcomed by the awe-inspiring entrance hall, featuring Doric colonnades and a magnificent chimneypiece made of Mexican onyx. Here, they will encounter the regal Aynho Unicorn, a symbol of fantasy, rarity, purity, and protection. Dedicated concierges will be available to assist visitors in exploring the gallery’s extensive services and experiences, ranging from dining to design.
The gallery offers an array of dining options, including The Orangery, a live-fire concept; The Loggia, an outdoor venue renowned for wood-fired pizzas; and The Conservatory, an upcoming American bistro. For a truly immersive experience, guests can indulge in afternoon tea at The Tea Salon, featuring classic specialty teas paired with freshly baked scones, clotted cream, and house-made preserves. The Wine Lounge provides a sophisticated setting to enjoy exceptional Champagnes and wines from around the world.
RH England is not only a destination for design enthusiasts but also a hub for knowledge and inspiration. The Architecture & Design Library, created by Sir John Soane, is a treasure trove of rare and vintage books, showcasing the architectural principles that form the foundation of RH’s design ethos. The library also houses the first edition of Vitruvius’ “De Architectura libri Dece,” an influential treatise on classical architecture.
To complement the gallery’s extensive offerings, RH has meticulously curated private rooms and suites on the upper levels. The grand staircases leading to these spaces pay homage to the previous owners, James and Sophie Perkins, showcasing their collection of classical sculptures, architectural models, and artifacts.
The east wing of the gallery hosts The Conservatory, an upcoming American bistro set to open in fall 2023. This skylit garden escape will feature a breathtaking glass roof, century-old Spanish olive trees, and salvaged brick fireplaces. Additionally, the east wing houses The RH Interior Design Studio, offering unparalleled professional design services.
The west wing of RH England showcases luxury home furnishings collections from internationally renowned designers. Adjacent to this wing is The Loggia, a charming restaurant and wine bar that invites guests to savor wood-fired pizzas, charcuterie boards, and rustic shared plates. The nearby Juicery, located in Aynho’s centuries-old kitchen, serves refreshing made-to-order fresh juices, craft espresso, and grilled baguettes.
For those seeking relaxation and tranquility, The Sunset Terrace & Fire Pit awaits at the westernmost edge of the estate. Situated next to an early 19th-century garden temple, this open-air lounge space offers panoramic views of the stunning countryside.
RH England is situated at Aynho Park in Banbury and provides valet parking. Operating hours are from 11am to 8pm, Monday through Saturday, and 11am to 5pm on Sundays. For more information, please visit RH.com or contact +44 1295 585700.
RH England at Aynho Park is a testament to RH’s commitment to exceptional design, artistry, and hospitality. Experience the fusion of history, design, food, and wine at this extraordinary destination, and discover why RH England represents the pinnacle of RH’s achievements to date.