Kew Brentford & Richmond Walking Tour

  • Location London
  • Duration 1 day
  • Price £18.00 per person
  • Hiking
  • microadventure

Adventure Highlights

Cross the Thames from elegant Kew to post-industrial Brentford on a guided walking tour of variety and contrast, extraordinary history and sublime scenery. Criss-cross rivers, locks, canals and creeks. Discover where Julius Caesar probably 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 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. Continuing past willow-lined islands with working waterfronts, we follow the towpath to Richmond Lock where we re-cross the Thames, then on to visit the Richmond old palace site. We finish at Richmond Riverside, with its cafes, pubs and restaurants.

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Adventure Details

Day 1

Start time 11:00

Check-in 10.55 by the entrance to St Anne’s Church TW9 3AA on Kew Green for 11:00 departure.
There are trains to Kew Bridge station from London Waterloo, and London Underground to Kew Gardens (District Line). Bus routes 65 & 391. Paid parking is available at Kew Gardens.

End time 15:00

Effort Level

Relax and unwind whilst exploring the great outdoors

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough

Inclusions

What's included

  • Guide Fully guided

What you'll need to bring

  • Warm Clothing Clothing according to the weather forecast. Tours take place in all but the very worst weather.
  • Waterproofs Clothing according to the weather forecast. Tours take place in all but the very worst weather.
  • Drink Drinking Water.
  • Camping Equipment Rucksack
  • Other Mostly paved paths and tracks which may be muddy in places. There are several flights of steps along the way. Walking shoes.

Cancellations

Strict - Cancel up to 31 days before your adventure to recieve a 75% refund

Cancelling less than 30 days before results in no refund.

Refund excludes processing fees. Alternate dates may be able to be agreed at no additional cost, but this is not guaranteed.

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Location

Starting point:

Kew Green, Richmond TW9 3AA, UK

Discovery

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