Come and Discover the beautiful Richmond and the weird and wonderful Eel Pie island.
You'll discover the village loved by Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, their stately homes Ham House, York House and Marble Hill House along the river, the curious story of the axe woman and why Eel Pie Island is the home of modern blues music.
Your hosts, Becks and Phil are looking forward to showing you around the place that has become home for them. You'll see where Virginia Wolf once lived and worked from, the place 42 million poppies are still handmade today and a magnificent view from which Windsor castle can be seen on a clear day!
The forecast is sunny so lets make the most of it. With a Liars Tour, a chance to ferry across the Thames and lots of Pimms.
What is a Liars' Tour?
More fun that your average walking tour, its interactive! At each stop a long the way, you'll have the chance to get involved and call our bluff. You will be told two things about where you stand, one of these is an implausible truth the other a believable lie. Those who spot the truth get a token (the person with the most tokens at the end gets a small prize)
Will you be able to spot the truth? You can see some photos of a previous Liars Tour here
This social is a great way to meet new people. Our hosts will be there to welcome any newcomers and after the tour we'll have Pimms by the river and a chance to go on the rowing boats in the Thames - optional. The weather forecast is clear and sunny so lets make the most of it whilst it lasts.
Thinking bob will provide one glass of Pimms and will have cups and ice etc so you can bring along anything you want with you. There will also be plenty of places to get stuff from in Richmond.
Richmond and Eel Pie Island
Richmond was a favourite place of Henry VII. It was from his building of the Richmond Palace in the 16th century that the town derives its name. For hundreds of years it has been a favourite retreat of Royalty, the rich and the famous. Richmond lies 15 miles southwest of central London yet a fast train from London Waterloo will bring you here in 15 minutes.
When you arrive you will be in a different world. With beautiful Royal parks and historic houses, theatres, museums and galleries rich with exhibits, Richmond upon Thames rivals anywhere in London.
Eel Pie Island is a private island in the River Thames that can be reached only by footbridge or boat. The island was known as a major jazz and blues venue in the 1960s with bands such as Black Sabbath and Genesis performing there. In the 70's it became a hippy commune and is now home to small businesses, artists and a whole host of weird and wonderful things.
Advance lite members tickets available at www.thinkingbob.co.uk
On the door tickets £12 includes Liars tour, Pimms and social.