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Peaceful oasis

Quiet and peaceful considering your between a river and a main road. A lovely garden to sit and... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2018
Matthew P
London, United Kingdom

Garricks Temple dedicated to Shakespeare is located in Hampton, by the River Thames. It is a small... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Ashford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

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...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lonewolf44
Reviewed 10 May 2018

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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

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...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Abbotsbury92
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank KT7Pete
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

On the banks of the River Thames at Hampton and the 216 bus from Kingston to Staines goes right past it. Very restricted opening hours and mostly houses art exhibitions.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank rayrest
Reviewed 15 November 2016

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.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Bazi47
Reviewed 1 November 2016

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.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank fmacandr
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Worth a look when walking along Thames to Kingston look up barge nearby where the group Pink Floyd band have studio Bushy Park opposite worth a little detour

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

The museum is only open for a few hours a week, so this is really just a photo opportunity. Little known fact that this was where the world's first golf trick shot was played in 1758, when Rev Carlyle played a golf shot through the...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Neil L
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