York House dates back to the 17th century and today acts as offices for the London Borough of Richmond, in which Twickenham is situated. Its grounds are open to the public and still retain the sense of being the gardens of a stately home rather than a local park. The house was formerly owned by an Indian industrialist, Sir Ratan Tata, and these...more
In the middle of the Thames in Twickenham, and connected to the bank only by footbridge, is a place so tranquil, almost magical, that it seems inconceivable that you are in a London borough. A winding footpath leads between secluded houses, many rather ramshackle and rustic in appearance. Further along the bank, shipbuilders work, using methods no...more
York House today serves as the Town Hall for Twickenham.Originally the central part of the house dates to the 1630s. It was built for Andrew Pitcarne who was a courtier of King Charles I. When he died in 1640, the house was sold to Edward Montagu, 2nd Earl of Manchester in 1656, and then re-sold in 1661 for £3,500 to Henry Hyde, the son of Edward...more
According to the company's publicity online :The Richmond Shakespeare Society is a highly-respected amateur dramatic society with a Membership from a wide area.It was founded in 1934 to perform Shakespeare's plays annually in the open air. It has grown to have a programme of eight productions a year by vastly differing playwrights of all eras, from...more
Orleans House Gallery is hosting a "music in Richmond' exhibition at the moment.It's entitled 'making music' and runs till 23rd October 2005.It spans the musical history of Richmond, over 500 years., exploring patrons, composers, musicians, with local links--Heidegger,Chopin,Panufnik,to the Beatles and Rolling Stones.The gallery is free and is open...more
One of the most interesting things you can do in Twickenham is to go enjoy a game at the stadium. I was very impressed that 75,000 English Rugby fans could sound so good together singing "Swing Low". It was so impressive, I had to take this picture of them doing so when we watched England defeat Tonga in the RWC '99.more
Corner Sixth Cross/Staines Rd, Twickenham, TW2 5PE, United Kingdom
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After our recent riverside walk and visit to Eel Pie Island, on a hot Sunday afternoon in July, we were ready for a drink. The Barmy Arms is very conveniently located a few metres from the foot bridge that crosses to the island, and has a large outside terrace which even on such a lovely day was not completely full. We really enjoyed relaxing here,...more
The restaurant is Mediterranean style with both indoor and outdoor seating. The waiters were all of and two wicked desserts :banoffee @ £4.50 ;choux bombes with ice cream @ £4.95.The two cups of tea cost us £3.20. Expensive but we were treating ourselves after a fabulous day out in the sun. Obviously it is a favourite with young working men and...more
The shop was full of old fashioned sweets and ornaments that caught the eye as we walked past. The shop produces Retro sweets, locally produced ice-cream and organic chocolate.
There are also gifts and wedding favours.
What to buy: bulls eyes , licorice comfits or whatever reminds you of your childhood before Snickers, Galaxy and Mars took over.
If you drink too much beer while you are watching a rugby match in Twickenham, you are required to wear the hat of the beer company which put you into this state. Here, clearly friends Dave and Amy were a little past normal consumption levels and were subject to the "superfan" rugby hat!
This is what Raft Man looks out at every day-lucky thing-from his mooring in the middle of the river.I just realised something funny-Mick Jagger lives at the top of the Hill-top left in pic.So he can look at raftman and raftman can observe him!From the sublime to the ridiculous-2 opposite ends of the economic spectrum:-)more
The walk from Twickenham to Richmond, along the riverside is a pleasant one, taking in the wildlife and beautiful views.Turning left after visiting Orleans Gallery, will take you along the river, via the footpath.Along the way you'll pass 'Raft Man'.He has lived on the river on his home made raft, for over 25 years!He lives alone on it and hasn't...more
After reading my tip on the Queen's seat just now... you can see where I actually got to watch the game from. England ended up destroying Tonga, almost scoring 100 points... but the most exciting point of all of this was seeing 75,000 Englishmen swaying in their seats singing "Swing Low...."more