Boys on SUPs

PLACES OF INTEREST

Enjoy the plenty of places of interest to visit in the area including historic monuments, market towns, museums, racecourses and theme parks.  Direct trains to Central London from Staines take approximately 35 minutes should guests wish to sample the many tourist attractions there too. 

 

Please check opening times before visiting:

THORPE PARK

Theme park with a variety of fun and exhilarating rides (variable opening dates/times throughout the year).

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www.thorpepark.com

RUNNYMEDE PLEASURE GROUNDS

Riverside park perfect for picnics including a play area with modern equipment. Paddling pool, children's rides and amusements are open during the summer.

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WINDSOR TOWN

Windsor is a historic market town on the banks of the River Thames, approximately 30 miles west of Central London.  Home to Windsor Castle, residence of the British Royal Family.

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SUNBURY ANTIQUES MARKET

The largest and longest running bi-monthly market in the country.  Held on the second and last Tuesday of every month between 6:30am – 2pm (except December).  Provides a fantastic opportunity to discover fabulous antiques, bric-a-brac, books, furniture, silver, collectors' items, Victorian jewellery and much more!  Free entry and parking plus has its own train station (Kempton Park Station).

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www.sunburyantiques.com

LEGOLAND

Lego-themed, children's/family, theme park (variable opening dates/times throughout the year).

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www.legoland.co.uk

HAMPTON COURT PALACE

King Henry VIII's lavish royal residence with its staterooms and Tudor kitchens, surrounded by magnificent gardens including an historic indoor tennis court, world’s oldest and celebrated puzzle maze, a record-breaking grape vine, 3 national plant collections, over 8,000 trees and 650 acres of historic parkland, home to a huge variety of wildlife, including Henry VIII’s deer.

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www.hrp.org.uk

KINGSTON UPON THAMES

On the banks of the River Thames and just 12 miles from Central London, Kingston is a vibrant medieval market town and one of the liveliest London boroughs offering a colourful mix of unique shops, themed markets, department stores, street performances, theatres plus numerous cafes, bars and restaurants.

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TRUSS ISLAND

Truss Island is a small uninhabited island publicly accessible across two footbridges and is landscaped with grass, trees and shrubs.  Perfect place to sit and watch the swans.

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MAGNA CARTA

Charter of rights to the English agreed by King John of England on 15th June 1215

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WINDSOR CASTLE

The largest and oldest occupied castle in the world and one of the official residences of the Queen who spends most of her private weekends here.  Windsor Castle was founded by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, it has since.

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WINDSOR GREAT PARK

4,990 acres of sweeping parkland, award winning horticultural displays, ancient woodland and forest trails and historic monuments.  Windsor Great Park also includes rare wildlife and has a deer park.

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windsorgreatpark.co.uk

"ASTORIA"

Built in 1909 at Hampton Riviera Boatyard.  Used as Pink Floyd’s recording studio and now owned by David Gilmour who uses it quite often.  He recorded his last solo album there in 2015 with his wife Polly Samson called 'Rattle That Lock'.  Sadly, one of the songs ('A boat lies waiting') is in tribute to Rick Wright, Floyd's keyboard player and Gilmour's great friend who died of cancer in 2008.  Wright loved the sea and boats and was a yachtsman too so the track is all about that and quite poignant considering "Astoria" and the river. Also, the final Floyd album called “Endless River” was partially completed there in 2014 with the remaining group all on board (Nick Mason, etc).

MAGIC GARDEN

Large children's playground in the grounds of Hampton Court Palace.

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www.hrp.org.uk

TWICKENHAM RUGBY STADIUM

The home of England rugby, seating 82,000 spectators, this is the largest dedicated rugby union venue in the world.  4th largest stadium in Europe. Fans can experience the excitement of a match day, sample the history of the stadium tour, visit the World Rugby Museum, host an event or watch some of the biggest names in music perform.

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www.englandrugby.com

PENTON HOOK ISLAND

Wooded, uninhabited island used for nature conservation with many paths for viewing trees, squirrels, nesting birds and fish.  Access via Penton Hook Lock where there is often an ice-cream van around in the summer.

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BROOKLANDS MUSEUM

World’s first purpose-built motor racing circuit – and the museum displays a wide range of exhibits including racing cars, motorcycles and aircraft including the WWII Wellington Bomber, Viking, the Concorde and many more.

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brooklandsmuseum.com

KEMPTON PARK RACECOURSE

The largest and oldest occupied castle in the world and one of the official residences of the Queen who spends most of her private weekends here.  Windsor Castle was founded by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, it has since.

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www.thejockeyclub.co.uk

ETON COLLEGE

An English independent boarding school for boys educating more than 1,300 pupils aged 13 to 18 years.  Founded by King Henry VI, it is a full boarding school (meaning all pupils live at the school) and it is one of four such remaining single-sex boys' public schools in the UK. Eton has educated 19 British prime ministers and generations of the aristocracy and has been referred to as the chief nurse of England's statesmen.

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www.etoncollege.com

GARRICK'S TEMPLE TO SHAKESPEARE

Garrick's Temple to Shakespeare on the riverside at Hampton was built by the great 18th century actor-manager David Garrick in 1756 to celebrate the genius of William Shakespeare. The Temple is open to the public on Sunday afternoons (2pm – 5pm) from approximately April to October. Admission to the Garrick Exhibition and most events are free.

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www.garrickstemple.org.uk

ROYAL BUSHY PARK

1,100 acres, this is the second largest of London’s Royal Parks.  It is linked to Hampton Court Palace by the Longford River and famed for its mix of waterways, gardens and grasslands plus roaming herds of red and fallow deer.  There is also the Diana Fountain and children can have fun in the playground.

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www.royalparks.org.uk

KEW GARDENS

Botanical garden in south-west London housing the "largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world".

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www.kew.org/kew-gardens

ST ANN'S HILL

Wooded park set on top of a hill with an interesting history and marvellous views over the surrounding countryside – and used as a fort during the iron ages. It was also once part of a formal garden and several exotic trees and interesting features, such as the Nuns well, remain today.

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MERCEDES BENZ WORLD

With thrilling driving experiences for all ages plus 3 floors of attractions and exhibits with an array of cars past and present, Mercedes-Benz World is the perfect day out for the whole family.

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www.mercedes-benz.co.uk

KEMPTON PARK THURSDAY MARKET

The largest weekday market in the South of Englan

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kemptojockeyclub.co.uk

ASCOT RACECOURSE

One of the leading racecourses in the UK, hosting 13 of Britain's 36 annual Group 1 horse races.  Also used for thoroughbred horse racing

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www.ascot.co.uk

HAMPTON POOL

Known as “south-west London’s best kept secret”, an open-air pool/lido with heated water providing outdoor swimming 365 days a year, monitored by a team of professionals providing a safe environment for swimmers of all ages and abilities.  The main pool is 36 metres long which is split in half at all times to allow for lane swimming on one side and family swimming and fun on the other.  There is also a learner pool dedicated to children and their parents.  Also holds concerts! Limited free parking.

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www.hamptonpool.co.uk

WISLEY GARDENS

One of the world’s greatest gardens, packed with horticultural inspiration. Wisley is the second most visited paid entry garden in the United Kingdom after Kew Gardens.

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www.rhs.org.uk

CHESSINGTON WORLD OF ADVENTURES

Family theme park with a variety of fun rides, zoo and aquarium (variable opening dates/times throughout the year).

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www.chessington.com