Ham Common

Ham Common, Richmond-upon-Thames: Tickets, Tours, Address, Ham Common Reviews: 4.5/5

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Peter M
Luzon, Philippines68 contributions
Car park with its own grand canyon
Nov 2020 • Family
Lovely area by the Thames with a riverside carpark that looks like Beirut in the 1970’s
Massive potholes a horse would struggle to escape
Written November 22, 2020
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Ian C
London, UK23,970 contributions
A pleasant nature space to walk in and enjoy
Jun 2020
The Common is one of those hidden space which London is full of. If I could, I would love to own a house that looked out onto the Common, so I could enjoy it every day.

It has several functions including village green and wildlife oasis. When we visited, there was no cricket on the village green due to current circumstances, though the swans and ducks were enjoying the lake.

Nearby, down Church Street, is St Andrew's Church with a quiet graveyard if you want a space for quiet reflection, and further on is the historic Ham House which is well worth a visit.
Written June 11, 2020
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BackinBracknell
Bracknell, UK1,303 contributions
Conservation Area
Dec 2019
A surprisingly large area of common land so close to a built-up area. It's managed as a Conservation Arean by Richmond Council and it's nice to see how it's been left to grow wild to allow nature to thrive. An interesting place to explore and there are paths but they can be quite muddy and some areas are very overgrown. Can easily be reached from Richmond Park and Ham House.
Written December 26, 2019
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JohnMarkHarris
5 contributions
Nice Village Green
Nov 2019
Ham Common is split into two sections. The main one is a nice village green where cricket is played in the summer. The other half is a wooded area which is a pleasant reastroll around. This side borders Richmond Park.. On the 65 bus route.
Written November 8, 2019
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HalyconDays
Greater London, UK28 contributions
A traditional green space with a separate wooded area
Oct 2019
Ham common is divided into two sections. It is segregated by the main road linking Richmond and Kingston. The northern part which borders Richmond Park is wooded and is a pleasant short walk. The southern side is a traditional green area with a small pond. St Annex church is on the common and there is the New Inn pub is you fancy a drink or something to eat. Off street parking is free. It is on the 65 bus route. The National Trust property Ham House is nearby as is the River Thames both of which are about a 10 minute stroll from the common.
Written October 21, 2019
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Daniel C
10 contributions
See how many parrots you can find they create a choir and the effect is amazing
Jul 2018
It doesn't boast as many birds as St James's Park but it is equally as tranquil well kept grass great wildlife and all in a village feel you wont regret a picnic here, neither will the birds ;)
Written January 15, 2019
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chiangmaicharlies
Chiang Mai, Thailand5,592 contributions
A cross between a park and a wilderness
Jul 2018 • Solo
Quite a large area of land between Kingston and Richmond, which you can access by bus or via the River Thames towpath. Parts of it are laid out neatly as in a park, but much of it is left to nature, providing many walkways through quite dense bushes and trees.

A fascinating place, and note that it is quite easy to get lost within it - so try not to do this with darkness approaching.

Ham Common is frequented by nature-lovers, dog-walkers, hikers, cyclists and horse riders. Some areas are used for nude sunbathing during the summer months. Don't be surprised at what you might come across here. It's a very interesting area.

Worth half a day's visit just for the change, if you have the time.
Written July 23, 2018
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lonewolf44
Kingston upon Thames, UK1,253 contributions
Still a proper common
Jun 2018 • Friends
As you turn off Ham Green and head for Richmond Park you pass through Ham Common, an incredibly overgrown verdant common which remains a haven for wildlife and a rich source of blackberries and wild mushrooms for local people. Like so much of Richmond you will doubt that you can possibly be in London. The Ham Gate of Richmond Park leads you through to a picturesque mill pond and if you're lucky, a grazing herd of deer.
Written June 24, 2018
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peterthehaines1954
Essex, UK32 contributions
a green oasis in suburbia
May 2018 • Friends
Ham common is located on the borders of Richmond and Kingston. It is a green oasis in the middle of suburbia. It is split into two, segregated by the main A307 road. The northern sector bordering on Richmond Park is a wooded area with pathways which seem to get very muddy after much rain. The southern side is a typical British village green with a cricket pitch, pond and a traditional pub. Ham House is only a 10 minute walk from here. Ham Common is served by the 65 bus route .At the moment parking is free around the common.
Written May 4, 2018
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BCHaris
Kingston upon Thames, UK3 contributions
A peaceful green space on the borders of Richmond and Kingston
Nov 2017 • Friends
Ham common is located o the border of Richmond and Kingston. it is split on two by the main road On one side is a small wood and on the other a village green with a pond. Richmond Park and Ham House are close by. The number 65 bus stops here. Two pubs the Hand and Flower and the New Inn if you want a pub lunch. also St Andrews Church is worth looking at.
Written November 9, 2017
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