Guided walks

Walks all over the borough led by our knowledgeable guides. There is no need to book, the £5 fee will be collected on the day.

Twickenham Riverside

Exiled French Royals found refuge in “dear quiet Twick” where an octagonal garden pavilion was said to have been designed for a Queen’s visit and a Palladian villa was built for a Royal mistress.

  • Date: Sunday 3 September
  • Time: 2pm lasts approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. 
  • Location: Meet at St Mary’s Church, Church Street, Twickenham TW1 3NJ
  • Price: £5 - there is no need to pre-book, just pay the guide on the day. 

Historic Richmond

An introduction to the town’s rich history, from the ancient Green, with its fine examples of 18th century houses and remains of a Royal Palace, to the elegant riverside and its historic Georgian Bridge.

  • Date: Wednesday 6 and Sunday 24 September
  • Time: 2pm lasts approximately 1.5 to 2 hours
  • Location: Meet at Richmond Station by the Visitor Information Stand on the upper concourse, Richmond, TW9 2NA
  • Price: £5 - there is no need to pre-book, just pay the guide on the day. 

Richmond Almshouses

This walk gives an insight into how the poor were cared for in the 17th and 18th centuries, and the rules and conditions imposed on them. 

  • Date: Saturday 9 September
  • Time: 11am lasts approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. 
  • Location: Meet at St. Mary Magdalene Parish Church, Paradise Road, Richmond TW9 1SN
  • Price: £5 - there is no need to pre-book, just pay the guide on the day. 

Kew

The Hanoverian Royal Family enjoyed life at Kew and were closely associated with St Anne’s Church where the artists Gainsborough and Zoffany are buried. Stroll around Kew Green and the riverside and hear their fascinating history.

  • Date: Sunday 17 September
  • Time: 2pm lasts approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. 
  • Location: Meet at St Anne’s Church, Kew Green, TW9 3AA
  • Price: £5 - there is no need to pre-book, just pay the guide on the day.

Richmond Hill

Gently meander up Richmond Hill past an ancient burial ground, historic churches and alms-houses; then enjoy the famous view of the River Thames and the beautiful Terrace Gardens.

  • Date: Saturday 23 September
  • Time: 11am lasts approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. 
  • Location: Meet at Richmond Station by the Visitor Information Stand on the upper concourse, Richmond, TW9 2NA
  • Price: £5 - there is no need to pre-book, just pay the guide on the day.

Updated: 28 June 2017