Tours and walks all over the borough led by our knowledgeable guides.
Air Raids, rationing, the Blitz, Dad’s Army, the G.I.s stationed in Richmond, and the day it all began – 3 September 1939.
The tour lasts for around 90 to 120 minutes.
An early evening tour of Alexander Pope’s grotto in Cross Deep, Twickenham. The only remaining part of Pope’s villa, the grotto remains largely unchanged from 1744 when Pope died. In later life he had redecorated the grotto as a geological museum and this is how you see it today with a wide range of mineral and geological specimens.
Please note that access involves stairs and uneven surfaces.
Sandycombe Lodge was built by 1813 to the designs of England’s great landscape painter, J.M.W. Turner; working here as his own architect to create a quiet retreat for himself, away from the pressures of the London art world. It also provided a home for his father, old William, in retirement from his trade as a barber and wigmaker in Covent Garden. With old William’s declining health and changes in his own life, Turner sold the house in 1826.
This guided tour will explore the fascinating story of the house and father and son who lived within it.
Once tickets have been booked, payment will be taken on the door. Due to the small size of Turner’s House, visitor numbers are restricted to 12 visitors for each time slot. For further details on Turner’s House, including travel information, visit the Turner’s House website.
We have one parking space for disabled badge holders only, which must be booked in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Within the house, only the ground floor drawing room is fully accessible for visitors with mobility issues. Our garden, and our toilet are also fully wheelchair accessible. We have a virtual tour available via our tablet, so other rooms and objects can be explored digitally.
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.
The walk lasts around 90 to 120 minutes.
Join us on a tour to share the history of this unique arcadian landscape, learn about Henrietta Howard and the history of Marble Hill Park.
Booking tickets for this event is essential as places are limited.
As part of Know Your Place and Open House London, Richmond’s Old Town Hall is revealing its secrets in this behind-the-scenes guided tour. Opened in 1893 as a headquarters for the newly formed Richmond Council, this elegant building now houses the borough’s archives, Local Studies and Reference libraries, the Museum of Richmond, and the Riverside Art Gallery.
Each tour lasts one hour.
Discover how the Hampton Court Palace gardens evolved over the centuries on this walking tour of the Formal Gardens.
Each tour lasts one hour.
A tour of the Langdon Down Museum and Normansfield Theatre with Ian Jones-Healey.
Each tour lasts 30 minutes.
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.
The walk lasts for around 90 to 120 minutes.
Updated: 12 August 2019