Garrick's Temple to Shakespeare

Garrick's Temple to Shakespeare

Garrick's Temple to Shakespeare
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Speciality MuseumsArchitectural Buildings
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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PigletWinnieAndRoo
Hampton, UK1,204 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
It might be small inside, but there is plenty of the History of the Theatrical impresario and actor Garrick and his wife. Watch out for the banners occasionally hanging on the fence in front of it advertising open days. It's only open a few days per year and managed by the local historical society (most of whom live in Garrick's Villa on the other side of the road).

It has been subject to vandalism over the years, but is always in tip-top condition when opened. The lawn has a lovely view of the river and you can linger there as long as you like as it has public access. Watch out for the aggressive Canada Geese and their "residue".
Worth watching out for.
Written 27 December 2015
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Simon M
North East England, UK34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
It is located next to a busy road that has constant traffic but this is such a beautiful spot.

Beautiful views of the river Thames aswell as Boating areas and local pubs
Written 2 July 2019
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Abbotsbury92
Arlington, VA902 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Solo
When I visited Hampton Court on this sunny Friday in mid-July I knew in advance about Garrick's Villa and the adjacent Temple by Capability Brown, which are a short bus ride upstream from the palace. So before visiting the palace, I headed out the front gate, directly across the roundabout in front, and to the bus stop 50 metres up the road to catch the 111 or 216 to the villa, which is a mile upriver.

Garrick's villa is on one side of the busy road (see photo) and is an early Robert Adam facade worth admiring. The temple is on the other side of the road on a slope leading to the river. It's apparently open during the afternoons part of the year but this was late morning and I had no interest in the interior.

The little park surrounding the temple is lovely and I sat there for a good half an hour enjoying the sublime architecture of this folly and the general tableau with the river to one side.

On the way back down to the palace, it's worth looking out for Huck's Chalet, an actual Swiss Chalet that a couple brothers brought over from Switzerland around 1900 and erected along the river. A good vantage point for this little gem is on the island reached by a small bridge near the St. Alban's Riverside bus stop. The chalet is just east of the bus stops and visible from the east end of the island. You can also get a good view of the upper portion form the eastbound bus stop (see photo.)
Written 27 August 2017
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KT7Pete
London, UK148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
If you are in the south west London area and free on a Sunday afternoon, then VISIT the temple

It is an absolute DELIGHT

the friends of the temple act as informal guides, advising on the background to Garrick and why he build the temple

The place is PACKED TO THE RAFTERS with art. Far too much for a single afternoon

Check out the website for opening hours

Go, honestly, you will not be disappointed
Written 22 February 2017
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Bazi47
Berlin, Germany18 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Solo
Not much to see. The garden next to the Thames is nice. The Temple is nice from the outside - mostly closed. They do some events there in the summer.
Written 15 November 2016
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fmacandr
Edinburgh, UK139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Solo
Managed to catch this on the last day open in the year. The volunteers were very knowledgeable and I enjoyed seeing all the paintings and artwork and reading about David Garrick's life. A lovely place to sit on a beautiful day.
Written 1 November 2016
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Eva P
London, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Solo
this is not a place that one will visit, it is a place that one will randomly discover and will feel enchanted by it's perfect setting that will transfer you to another time
Written 20 April 2016
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PeteLucy434
Uxbridge, UK1,979 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Unless you live locally or are walking along this busy road, (unlikely), this monument is really inaccessible.
Written 13 March 2022
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Paul D
Columbus, GA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Solo
There is no place like this anywhere else. Enjoy it for an hour or two. The Temple is beautiful and the grounds are lovely. Nice pubs are down the street and there is much else to enjoy if you are attentive.
Written 2 October 2019
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chiangmaicharlies
Chiang Mai, Thailand5,611 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
A fine old building of interest, on the main road that follows the Thames to Hampton Court. If you have half an hour, it's worth stopping (if you can park!) and viewing.

This is a lovely part of the riverside with well kept gardens.
Written 13 September 2019
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