What to do and see in Teddington, United Kingdom (UK): The Best Places and Tips

January 14, 2018 Matilde Konrad

Teddington is a suburban area lying west south-west of London, England. Historically in Middlesex, it has been part of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames since 1965. Teddington is on the north bank of the Thames, just after the start of a long meander, between Hampton Wick and Strawberry Hill, Twickenham. Mostly residential, it stretches from the Thames to Bushy Park with a long high street reaching down to pubs, restaurants, leisure premises, fields and fitness clubs by the riverside, having a pedestrian suspension bridge over the lowest non-tidal lock on the Thames, Teddington Lock. Teddington's centre is mid-rise urban development.
Restaurants in Teddington

1. Strawberry Hill House

268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham TW1 4ST, England +44 20 8744 1241
Excellent
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4.5 based on 318 reviews

Strawberry Hill House

Visiting Strawberry Hill is a truly theatrical experience. On approach to the building it is immediately apparent from the whitewashed walls and crenelations that this is no ordinary stately home. Once inside the visitor will find the rooms magically lit by a unique collection of renaissance glass with a gloomy castle-like hall and grey gothic staircase leading dramatically to the magnificence of the gallery and state apartment. Between 2007 and 2015 the structure of the building was saved from ruin and the eccentric interiors have been fully restored to their late 18th century style. The restoration project has won major awards from the European Union, the Georgian Group, RICS and RHS, and is shortlisted as 2015's Best Tourism Project at the British Guild of Travel Writer's Awards. As well as guided tours and self-guided visits, we also offer events and family activities as well as an excellent cafe and shop.

Reviewed By Jane S - Swindon, England, United Kingdom

We thoroughly enjoyed visiting Strawberry Hill House. We found the staff/volunteers very welcoming and informative. They were enthusiastic to share with visitors or leave you to enjoy wondering. We are National Trust members so got a discount. The cafe was well worth a visit too.I am very pleased that you had such a good visit - than you for coming, and for sharing your experience best wishes Nick

2. Hampton Court Palace

A308, East Molesey KT8 9AU, England +44 870 752 7777
Excellent
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Hampton Court Palace

Visit the famous hedge maze, Tudor knot garden and the state apartments at this splendid red-brick Tudor Palace, which is set in formal Gardens and open parkland along the Thames River.

Reviewed By sue473 - kent

Cannot fault anything to do with the organising of the visit & staff all over the palace. I know we were all children once but it would be so nice to have a certain time to visit when there are no loud shouting children spoiling the audio you are trying to listen to. In the end we did the tour in reverse, start at the apartments first. The main area was the kitchens where it affected most. Lovely garden, would aim to visit again when in full bloom but not too many shouting children!

3. Bushy Park

Hampton Court Road, Hampton Hill TW12, England +44 20 8979 1586
Excellent
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4.5 based on 538 reviews

Bushy Park

Reviewed By Karen C - Peterborough, United Kingdom

We stumbled across this park whilst looking for parking around Hampton Court Palace. We were so surprised to see how lovely it was - with an attractive lake/statue and so many deer. We had a lovely walk despite it being muddy - we didn't see it all by any means but will be back when the weather is better.

4. Teddington Lock

Teddington, Richmond-upon-Thames TW11 9NG, England
Excellent
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4.5 based on 82 reviews

Teddington Lock

Reviewed By Lee C - Marietta, Georgia

It was a 30 minute walk from Ham House to the Lensbury Hotel. We walked through a nice park on the Thames with lots of people out for a stroll with kids and dogs. We crossed over the Thames at the Teddington Lock. There were a lot of boats moored with owners out enjoying the shops and restaurants. The area was very nice. All in all a very pleasant afternoon stroll to our hotel.

5. Isabella Plantation

Richmond Park, Richmond-upon-Thames TW10 5HX, England
Excellent
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5 based on 204 reviews

Isabella Plantation

Reviewed By Anthony H

When you need one, you need one :-) I am sure it is delightful in the sunlight. Early January? Not so much.

6. Rose Theatre Kingston

24-26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1HL, England +44 20 8174 0090
Excellent
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4.5 based on 196 reviews

Rose Theatre Kingston

Situated at the heart of South West London, the Rose opened its doors in January 2008 and offers a unique theatrical centre to the entire region. It has its roots in Kingston, but serves more than a million people who live and work in the region.Under the leadership of Artistic Director, Stephen Unwin, the Rose offers a rich programme of artistic activity, for people from all backgrounds and tastes. It combines the highest artistic standards, a resolute commitment to learning, and a determination to involve the broader community in what we do.

Reviewed By mojo9 - Droitwich, United Kingdom

Booked online to see "Rules for living". Lovely theatre, comfortable Seating. Excellent play, great performance, really funny. Interval drinks a little expensive. Thoroughly enjoyable evening.

7. Sunbury Park Walled Garden

Thames Street, Sunbury, England +44 1932 788101
Excellent
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4.5 based on 158 reviews

Sunbury Park Walled Garden

Reviewed By Paul D L

Small but beautiful tranquil Gardens close to the Thames and the village orchard, nice coffee and cake shop with the Millenium Tapestry and art gallery alongside.
Sit in the quiet Sunshine a few minutes and the garden birds, squirrels and even the parakeets become your friend. A real gem and with well maintained flower Gardens all year round

8. Hen Corner

Lateward Road, Brentford, Ealing TW8 0PL, England
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5 based on 104 reviews

Hen Corner

Baking - Preserving - Artisan Food Making - Poultry & Bee Keeping - Traditional Skills Whether it's welcoming guests to our courses or working with schools, Hen Corner is bringing together the country and the city, helping you turn your urban corner green.

Reviewed By Christina N - Slough, United Kingdom

Absolutely wonderful "Toast & Marmalade" workshop at Hen Corner, making traditional Seville Orange Marmalade, a Lemon, Ginger & Honey Marmalade, and a loaf of bread. Sara was an excellent teacher - and aside from the marmalade making, she taught us a whole different way of mixing and kneading dough that really produced great bread. Mine was a mix of 40% seeded white/60% wholemeal flour, using normal Dove yeast, so easily replicated. It tasted great both as sandwiches and toast.
So far I've dug into the Lemon marmalade (designed by Sara for a Honey Show competition), which is delicious and definitely worth repeating. The ginger in syrup ingredient adds a little kick that knocks it out of the flu 'lemon & honey' taste profile and into something really lovely.
We also got to check out their mini urban smallholding backyard, complete with hens and bee hives as well as the kitchen garden. It's a little slice of 'Good Life' paradise in the centre of London.
It was an excellent day - learnt lots, in a lovely environment, delicious lunch and afternoon tea, it was a great deal of fun and very sociable with four other lovely ladies. I would definitely recommend the Hen Corner courses (there's a Cider course in September), and am actually going back next month to do the "Cheese in a Day" course to learn to make Mozzarella, Feta and Camembert. Looking forward to it!

9. Daytona Sandown Park

Sandown Park More Lane, Esher KT10 8AN, England +44 330 332 7870
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5 based on 140 reviews

Daytona Sandown Park

London and Surrey's Premier Karting Venue - Daytona Sandown Park is the only MSA licenced and NKA Approved circuit inside the M25. The 900 metre circuit can be split into two Junior Circuits that are perfect for Birthday Parties and Junior Arrive&Drive. Adults can race in Daytona's superb Sodi RT8 Karts that are capable of 50mph or the high performance Dmax 125cc Two Stroke Karts that exceed 70mph. Book online or call us for more information.

Reviewed By alangregory1 - Greater London, United Kingdom

This was booked for my 11 year old son's birthday. It was a fantastic couple of hours and I cannot speak highly enough of the staff and how we were looked after from the initial booking to the minute we arrived and until we left....MoreThanks for the five star review. We are really pleased that the boys enjoyed their racing and that you found the team so helpful. We look forward to welcoming you back to Daytona Sandown Park soon.

10. York House Gardens

Sion Road, Twickenham TW1 3DD, England +44 7896 202086
Excellent
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4.5 based on 99 reviews

York House Gardens

Reviewed By Fivestarsi

Used in the 60's Michael Caine movie 'Alfie' (hospital garden scene) York House Gardens are stacked with history (read the plinth by the pond statues). Relax on a bench and at the weekend watch the local Shakespeare company rehearse. Thank you Richmond Council.

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