The Temple provides an inspiring starting point for learning. For many years it has been used by schools for teaching pupils of all age groups about local history, and about 18th Century life and art.

Unfortunately it has been necessary to suspend the programme of educational visits but it is hoped to resume them in due course.

Education at Garrick's Temple
Above and below: Pupils from Spring Grove Primary School, Hounslow, attend one of the temple’s School Sessions.
Education at Garrick's Temple
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Head Office
Garrick's Villa, Hampton, Middlesex

Public opening times
Temple: Sunday afternoons (14.00-17.00) from Sunday 7th April 2024 until Sunday 27th October 2024.
Garden: Daily throughout the year, 7.30am to dusk. Special group visits can be arranged at other times.

Open House Festival 2024
As part of ‘Open House Festival 2024’ the Temple will be open on Sundays 15th and 22nd September between the extended hours of 12 noon and 5pm. Tea, coffee & cake will be served in the Loggia.

Bookings and Special visits
The Temple can be booked for arts related events and special visits.
For any enquiries please email
All private hires are at the discretion of and subject to the approval of the Garrick's Temple Trustees and Management.

For events please For any enquiries please email

If you would like to support the Temple with a charitable donation click here

How to find us
The Temple is in Hampton, Middlesex, TW12 2EJ. It is situated opposite Garrick's Villa in the public gardens (Garrick's Lawn) between the A308 (Hampton Court Road) and the banks of the river Thames. To find the Temple on Google Maps, search for “Garrick Temple, London”

A308 from Kingston via Hampton Court or from M3, Junction 1. Limited parking in nearby streets.

The following buses stop close to the Temple at bus stop “Garrick Villa”.
R68 Richmond to Hampton Court.
111 Kingston to Heathrow.
216 Kingston to Staines.

From Waterloo and Clapham Junction:
To Hampton Court terminus, then walk or R68 bus.
To Hampton (on Shepperton line - not Hampton Wick)
then walk or 111 or 216 bus to “Garrick Villa”.

District Line to Richmond, then R68 to “Garrick Villa”.
District Line to Wimbledon, then train and bus as above.
Registered Charity No. 1107200

Patrons: Sir Geoffrey Cass, Michael Frayn, Sir Derek Jacobi, Robert Pennant Jones, Sir Ian McKellen, Trustees: Prunella Scales CBE, Claire Tomalin, Timothy West CBE.

Trustees: Sue Bell, Professor John Davis, Hilary Dodman, Nathalie France, Rupert Nichol, Councillor Suzette Nicholson, Dermot Taylor, Paul Velluet, Professor Richard Wilson.
To make a charitable donation please click here to access our Givealittle donation page. Alternatively make a bank transfer payment to CAF Bank, sort code 40-52-40, account no. 00014584 or send a cheque made payable to 'Garrick’s Temple to Shakespeare Trust' to S. Bell, 3 Waterhouse Court, 66 Walpole Road, Teddington TW11 8TQ.
The line drawing of the Temple in the banner is a detail from the drawing "Garrick's Temple of Shakespeare & Church at Hampton 1769" by Eric Fraser. Used here with the kind permission of Geoffrey Fraser.

Photograph 'Temple in Snow and Sunshine', Lewis Lloyd.

Photographs by kind permission of Mark Goodman and
Home page: 'View of Temple, St Mary's Church, and Garrick's Villa',‘
History page: View from the Temple steps towards the the river Thames’ and ‘Path leading to the Temple’,

Two paintings by Johan Zoffany, 'The Shakespeare Temple at Hampton House, with Mr and Mrs David Garrick' and 'The Garden at Hampton House, with Mr and Mrs David Garrick Taking Tea' , reproduced by courtesy of The Garrick Club, London,

‘Marble statue of Shakepseare by Roubiliac’, photograph reproduced by the kind permission of Calotype46.

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