St Alban's Terrace Gardens (also known as River Thames Gardens)8998

Greater London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

The riverside gardens remain popular, and have lawns, trees, shrubberies and an area of ornamental planting around a sundial.

History

St Alban's Terrace Gardens are one of a number of riverside gardens between Hampton Court Road and the Thames, here named after the 5th Duke of St Albans who moved to Hampton in 1796 to a riverside house first called St Albans Bank, now St Alban's Lodge. In the C19th the riverside near Hampton Court became a popular tourist attraction in its own right and was important for its boat-building works. Among these was boat-builder Tom Tagg, who leased the ait now known as Taggs Island where he built the Island Hotel in 1870.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Bus R68, 111, 216, 416, 726, R68
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust