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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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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