Garrick’s Temple to Shakespeare


Temple- detail of work by Eric Fraser
Finding us
Choose a location
Head Office
Garrick's Villa, Hampton, Middlesex
Public opening times
Sunday afternoons (14.00-17.00) from Sunday 27th March to Sunday 23rd October 2022.
Garden: Daily throughout the year, 7.30am to dusk. Special group visits can be arranged at other times.

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.
Bookings and Special visits
To book the Temple for private events or to arrange special visits, please contact Gerard Linehan

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

Charitable donations
To make a charitable donation please send cheques to: Garrick's Temple to Shakespeare Trust (Charity No 1107200) c/o 30 Langham Road, Teddington, TW11 9HQ

A Gift Aid Form is available on request.
Registered Charity No. 1107200

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

Trustees: Liz Crowther, Hilary Dodman, Natalie France, Rupert Nichol, Councillor Suzette Nicholson, Richard Parry, Dermot Taylor, Paul Velluet.
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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