Highlights: There’s a lot more to Twickenham than rugby. Among the attractions of this leisurely stroll you will pass Twickenham film studios, the rural retreat of landscape artist J.M.W. Turner, the handsome Palladian mansion of a royal mistress, and see the magnificent view across the Thames to historic Ham House and Richmond Hill.
Then meander along the riverbank past the homes of French royal exiles, meet the saucy Naked Ladies and take in Twickenham’s classic Thames waterfront and quirky Eel Pie Island, the home of rhythm & blues.
The walk finishes at Twickenham’s picturesque Church Street with its pubs, cafes, restaurants and independent shops. Or you can extend your visit to Strawberry Hill House, Horace Walpole’s ‘Little Gothic Castle’, and Twickenham Museum.
Dates: Saturday 16 June, Sat 18 August, Sat 15 September 2018.
Time: 14.00 – 16.00
Duration & Distance: 2.5 miles (4 kilometres). Approximately 2 hours. The walk from Twickenham to Strawberry Hill House is a further 0.25 miles (0.4 Kilometres)
Cost: Adult £10, Senior/Student ID £9, Under 16 £8. Pre-booking required.
Booking: Places are limited. Please book online or reserve a place by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0203 397 2797. (If no one is available to take your call, please leave a message with your number and we will call you back to confirm).
Check-in: 13.55 for 14.00 departure from St Margaret’s railway station TW1 2LH (trains from London Waterloo, Richmond and Twickenham).
Terrain: Mostly flat along paved paths, gravel and grass tracks. Steps at York House Gardens. Recommend suitable shoes for walking.
What to bring: You may wish to bring a light rucksack to carry drinking water and clothing according to the time of year and weather forecast.
Additional information: the route may vary at times of exceptionally high tides when localised flooding occurs.