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Best things to do in Teddington

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“If you are a nature lover, it’s worth dropping in at this Royal Park. About a mile from Hampton Court Palace, or a few more minutes by car after crossing the Kingston bridge (taxi abound £10 from Lilies House)(No entrance fee), you can find yourself in the 2nd largest Royal Park at the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames (Kingston ‘s neighboring borough). It’s a site of special biological interest for its range of semi-natural habitats such as acid and neutral grassland, scrub, woodland and wood pasture within its preservation and conservation areas. Bushy Park is also home to Teddington Rugby Club, Teddington Hockey Club and four cricket clubs, including Teddington Town Cricket Club, Hampton Wick Royal Cricket Club, Teddington Cricket Club and Hampton Hill Cricket Club. It also has fishing and model boating ponds, horse rides, formal plantations of trees and other plants, wildlife conservation areas and herds of both red deer and fallow deer. All in all, a very pleasant day out.”
102 locals recommend
Pub
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“Excellent outdoor space with a playground in the pub garden. Thursday night Open Mic. On sunny days it can get very busy so allow time. ”
19 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“For the best posh pub roast. Set Menu is amazing value. Make sure you book. ”
11 locals recommend
Café
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“I think this is the best coffee place in Teddington. Get there early for Sunday brunch because it's always packed!”
12 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“The Landmark Arts Centre (opening hours, contact us) offers a year-round programme of concerts and other live events, exhibitions, fairs and arts classes in Teddington, South West London (address; travel options). The charity's historic building provides a unique setting for our activities, our art galleries and other spaces. Members enjoy priority event booking, discounts, and more.”
6 locals recommend
Harbor / Marina
“A lovely walk or cycle from Teddington to Richmond or Kingston along the river”
9 locals recommend
Premise
“2 minutes' walk, then one direct rain to Waterloo and the centre of London for the South Bank, London Eye, Covent Garden etc.”
4 locals recommend
Park
“The riverside in Kingston upon Thames is definitely worth a visit. 20 mins walk. beautiful scenery, idyllic for walking and cycling and loads of pubs and restaurants. ”
5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“The best place to get groceries in Teddington, although it is also the most expensive.”
5 locals recommend
Pub
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“The Lion is right outside my front door. But don't be put off because it's so convenient! It's actually a fantastic pub. Their food is first class, the beer is great, the service friendly and the garden is a brilliant place to spend a summer evening.”
6 locals recommend
Bar
“Favourite for Sunday roasts in the winter and great garden eating in the summer - proper food”
3 locals recommend
Café
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“A beautiful park for deer spotting. For a dog free walk there is a dog free zone around the Pheasantry Cafe, be sure to take food for the ducks and squirrels ”
5 locals recommend
Bar
“They have occasional live music nights and it's a late opening Teddington pub.”
4 locals recommend
Bar
“On the river front, this glorious restaurant and bar is renowned for their fantastic food fare, great set menu dinners, and regularly host great live music - including Soul and Blues nights and jazz piano. ”
5 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“proper coffee. good lunch and breakfast. Advo on toast and Italian cheese and ciabatta.”
4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Excellent French influenced dining with Jazz music evenings. Check for performance dates.”
4 locals recommend