Garrick's Temple to Shakespeare

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Garrick's Temple to Shakespeare

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PeteLucy434
Uxbridge, UK1,758 contributions
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
Sep 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, Thailand5,615 contributions
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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Simon M
North East England, UK19 contributions
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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01tw1969
London, UK524 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
It might be located next to a busy road that has constant traffic but this is such a beautiful spot. It’s such a fantastic piece of architecture on a riverside setting. Small but perfect
Written 28 February 2019
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lonewolf44
Kingston upon Thames, UK1,253 contributions
Oct 2018 • Solo
Open on Sunday afternoons throughout British summertime (closed while the clocks are set to Greenwich Mean Time) the temple is essentially a tribute to Shakespeare from the great 18th century actor David Garrick, who lived nearby. Although it is only one room, the walls are covered in incredible paintings of Garrick - supposedly one artist complained when Garrick sat for him he couldn't keep his dace still! One painting really does look like a photo! I arrived to find a team of 3 staff inside the temple. They immediately put me at my ease and were reallt welcoming and informative. Ask about the villa that was built virtually next to the temple in the 1920s! It's amazing this temple is still here and the riverside park surrounding it is gorgeous - a real haven. You get here by 111 or 216 bus from Kingston or Hampton - get off at the stop called Garrick's Villa. Definitely recommended: it's free too!
Written 22 October 2018
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Matthew P
London, UK3,723 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
Quiet and peaceful considering your between a river and a main road. A lovely garden to sit and watch the boats and wildlife from, larger than it looks. There is an office but it wasn't open when we visited.
Written 10 May 2018
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rayrest
London, UK7,418 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
Garricks Temple dedicated to Shakespeare is located in Hampton, by the River Thames. It is a small garden building erecrted in 1756 to honour the life and works of Shakespear. This is on the 216 bus route and the bus stops right by it. Opens at selected times and summertime.
Written 14 September 2017
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Abbotsbury92
Chevy Chase, MD912 contributions
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, UK145 contributions
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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Garrick's Temple to Shakespeare is open:
  • Sun - Sun 14:00 - 17:00