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'Rugby, Rock Stars & a River' - Historic Twickenham Guided Walk

  • Apr 12, 2014 · 1:45 PM
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Come along on Saturday 12th April at either 1:45pm, 2:00pm or 2:15pm for a guided walk around historic Twickenham!

We have 3 guides and we will be starting the walk in 15 minute gaps, so please indicate which time/guide you wish to go with when you RSVP.  If you've never attended before, all three guides are extremely good and qualified Blue Badge Guides, so just choose a random time (when you RSVP it may come up as 1:45pm for the time to attend, but just ignore that and just come along at your chosen time).


About the walk

The area was first mentioned as 'Tuican hom' and 'Tuiccanham' in a charter of 704 AD, although excavations have revealed settlements in the area going back to the Neolithic period.

Twickenham was a parish in the county of Middlesex and as it expanded rapidly during the suburban growth of London from 1881 until 1961, when its population grew and its farms and common were converted to other use.

Today it is best known as the home of English Rugby, Twickenham has many hidden treasures.  The eccentricities of Eel Pie Island with its rock history, a lovely riverside promenade, a 17th century town hall with wood panelled rooms which was once a private house, homes of French aristocrats, historic pubs and an old village street all feature on this tour of one of London's lesser known suburbs.

The walk is a private walk for the group, we will split into 3 groups and we will be guided by Rosemary (1:45pm), Diane Burstein (2:00pm) and Rachel (2:15pm).  It will last about 2 hours.

Cost for the guided walk is £7 per person for Full Member's of the group and £9 per person for non-Members. (payable on the day).

You can get a train to Twickenham from Waterloo, which takes about 20-25 minutes.

Afterwards we will head to the Barmy Arms pub (which has as lot of music history itself) for a chat over a drink.

If you can't see us outside the station, please call.

Hope to see you there!

Robert
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  • Robert

    Very good walk around Twickenham, didn't know the area beforehand, but was very surprised how nice it was!

    April 14, 2014

  • Sheri S.

    Excellent. I loved Twickers. Our guide Diane Burstein was brilliant as usual. Very informative and entertaining.

    April 14, 2014

  • Jo C L.

    Brilliant walk, very interesting and Rachel was a great guide.

    1 · April 13, 2014

  • Brian W.

    Beautiful area, will go again

    April 13, 2014

  • Mike

    Great walk ! Excellent guide and lots of interesting info about the area.

    April 13, 2014

  • Sally

    Thank you for a very enjoyable walk Diane and Robert.

    April 13, 2014

  • Ed

    Always enjoy the walks. Particularly interested to re-visit the York House statues - last seen 50 years ago with my parents....

    April 13, 2014

  • Sandra

    I really enjoyed the tour. Thank you very much Robert.

    April 13, 2014

  • Jeremy

    Excellent walk in good company. Thanks to Robert and the very good guides!

    April 13, 2014

  • Denni

    Thanks team
    really enjoyed today on the 1.45 slot. Mt first meet up apart from a ffee evening.
    Thanks to everyone who shared time with me, it made it all worth it.
    Look forward to meeting you again.

    Dennis

    1 · April 12, 2014

  • Kat D.

    Robert, thank you so much for organising this!! We have absolutely fell in love with Twickenham - such a beautiful area with so much history! ! (we now call it Twix)

    April 12, 2014

  • Carolyn

    Good walk around my local area with excellent guide. Thank you Diane and Robert

    April 12, 2014

  • Sandra

    Hi ! I am running late is it possible to joying the 2:00 pm tour, please? Many thanks

    April 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, running late, will be getting there for the 2:15 slot.
    Cheers & thanks

    April 12, 2014

  • Mike L.

    I'd like to change my walk time from 1 45pm to 2 pm if that is OK due to the train times. Thanks.

    April 11, 2014

  • Bronwen H.

    Thank you Eyebee.

    April 11, 2014

  • Anja

    Was very much looking forward to this but have to cancel due to a bicycle accident I had yesterday. No walking for at least a few days, have fun!

    April 9, 2014

  • christine

    Which pub are we meeting in afterwards.

    April 6, 2014

    • Gil

      Hi, as I understand it's called the Barmy Arms pub on Embankment. On the day, Robert and/or the guide will give directions.

      1 · April 8, 2014

  • Elizabeth

    1.45 please

    March 27, 2014

  • violetta

    2.15 please

    March 27, 2014

  • terence f.

    I hope I can get to the repeat with sufficient notice.

    March 21, 2014

  • Bob C L.

    2:15 please,

    March 20, 2014

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