Garrick’s Temple to Shakespeare

Temple- detail of work by Eric Fraser




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.

Garricks Temple Education
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
Due to the coronavirus outbreak the Temple will be closed until further notice.

Temple: Sunday afternoons (14.00-17.00) from Sunday 25th March to Sunday 28th October 2018.
Garden: Daily throughout the year, 7.30am to dusk. Special group visits can be arranged at other times.

Bookings and Special visits
To book the Temple for private events or to arrange special visits, please contact Bill Weisblatt

For events please contact Rupert Nichol at or phone Rupert on 07880 790763

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, Bamber Gascoigne, Sir Derek Jacobi, Robert Pennant Jones, Sir Ian McKellen, Prunella Scales CBE, Claire Tomalin, Timothy West CBE.

Trustees: Clive Francis (Chair), William Weisblatt, Councillor Suzette Nicholson, Ronald Smedley, Richard Parry (Treasurer), Clive Bradley CBE, Paul Velluet, Lewis Lloyd, Martin Harvey, Liz Crowther
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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