Kew, Brentford & Richmond Walking Tour

Kew, Brentford & Richmond Walking Tour

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St. Anne's Church

Kew Green

Kew

TW9 3AA

United Kingdom

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A half-day walk of enormous variety and contrast, from royalty and battlefields to industrial heritage, picturesque riverside and wildlife.

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Cross the Thames from elegant Kew to post-industrial Brentford on a guided walking tour of marked contrasts, extraordinary history and sublime scenery. Criss-cross rivers, locks, canals and creeks. Discover where Julius Caesar may have forded the Thames in 54 BC and where a pitched battle was fought during the English Civil War.

Our walk starts at Kew, the retreat of Hanoverian royalty and the world famous botanic gardens. From Queen Anne’s ‘little church’ on Kew Green, we pass imposing Georgian houses and cross Kew Bridge to uncover the unique character of Brentford, a town with a gritty industrial past, now experiencing rapid regeneration and gentrification. We walk past wharfs, docks, locks and historic boatyards and see where the Grand Union Canal enters the Thames.

We make our way to Syon Park, the last great private stately home and park in London, landscaped by Capability Brown, and associated with the confinement of Queen Catherine Howard, the corpse of King Henry VIII and the tragedy of the ‘Nine Days Queen’ Lady Jane Grey.

We reach Old Isleworth, with its fine terrace of period houses, pausing for refreshments at the historic London Apprentice pub while admiring the tranquil river view. Our walk continues past a willow-lined island with working waterfronts, following the towpath to Richmond Lock where we re-cross the Thames, then on to visit the Richmond old palace site. We finish at Richmond Green, close to cafes, pubs and restaurants.

For more information please visit https://www.discoveryrichmond.com/tours/walking-tours/kew-brentford-richmond-walking-tour/

You can contact the organiser with any questions by calling 020 3397 2797 or email info@discoveryrichmond.com

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Location

St. Anne's Church

Kew Green 

Richmond 

TW9 3AA 

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