DSC2029 York House Gardens

London:Midweek Explorers visit Twickenham

Event info

The London Region Volunteers are very pleased to be bringing back our programme of photowalks - see the list for August here. On this third of five August walks we will explore Twickenham.

While immediately known for its famous Stadium and World Rugby Museum, that will not be the focus of our exploration today.  Instead, after meeting outside the Station, we will make our way to the Embankment via Church Street, famous for retaining some individual and quirky shops.  From there we will be able to see and photograph Eel Pie island, with its unique working boatyards and discuss the part the Eel Pie Island Hotel played in the British Blues explosion of the 1960s and beyond.

Other places of interest will be York House Gardens, with their Carrara marble statues of the Sea Nymphs from Greek mythology, Orleans House and Gardens and the Embankment itself.

Some may want to continue to Marble Hill House to enjoy the surrounding parkland, others will want to return home from St Margaret's Mainline Station, or to continue along the Embankment to Richmond. 

To conform to social distancing advice, the event is limited to just 8 participants plus two co-hosts and is planned to last for just two hours from 11.00am.  Some of you may wish to stay longer and explore on your own: others may wish to leave earlier - the choice is, of course, yours!

Our meeting point will be just outside Twickenham Station on the London Road. Apart from South Western Railways from Waterloo (outbound via Richmond, Kingston) and inbound from Windsor and also Reading, there are bus stops for routes 110, 267 and 281.  There should be refreshment places in Twickenham open for business, even if it's only take out.  Facilities are available at the Station.

To sign up for the event, please e-mail Roger at Londonurban@rps.org copy Judy at this email londonweb@rps.org. - places will be allocated strictly on a 'first come, first served' basis, and Judy will run a consolidated waiting list for all five August walks. Initially, we are asking you to only sign up for your preferred walk.

We are very much looking forward to picking up our programme of photowalks again and to catching up with you: it has been a long time!  We do however have to add some special notes below:

The walk leaders will be following safe practices in line with social distancing guidance and will require participants to do the same. 

In addition to the usual reminders about wearing sensible shoes and being prepared for the weather (be it hot or cold, wet or dry!), please remember face coverings (for public transport and any time spent in shops or stores) and hand sanitisers.  Also most retailers are no longer accepting cash, so make sure you have a contactless payment card with you.

Should government advice change and local lockdowns occur, for example, causing us to cancel the event, we will contact you as soon as we can.  However, please keep alert for any potential changes and contact us if you have doubts as to whether the walk will run as planned, or not.


Event Organiser

Roger Towell


Cancellation policy

If you do book a place and find you can no longer attend, please let us know so that, in the event of being fully booked, we can offer it to someone on the waiting list.


Twickenham Station

Immediately outside the Station on

the London Road