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It might be located next to a busy road that has constant traffic but this is such a beautiful... read more

Reviewed February 27, 2019
London, United Kingdom
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Open on Sunday afternoons throughout British summertime (closed while the clocks are set to... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2018
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 27, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 01tw1969
Reviewed October 22, 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 May 10, 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 September 14, 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
Thank rayrest
Reviewed August 27, 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 February 22, 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 February 13, 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 November 15, 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 November 1, 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 July 27, 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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