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St Margarets

Zone 4 National Rail

National Rail | station code SMG

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The Thames Path is ¾ mile from St Margarets station.

Turner's House ¼ mile

England's great landscape painter JMW Turner fulfilled his little-known architectural ambition in 1813 when he designed this small villa, Sandycombe Lodge. He and his 'old dad' used it as a rural retreat from the London art world. The house is lightly furnished with objects from the early 19th century. Visits must be booked in advance, see the website for details. Tel. 020 8892 5485.
Open WThFSSu 1200-1600 by booked tour, see website.
www.turnershouse.org

Marble Hill House EH ½ mile

An 18th century Palladian villa set in its own landscaped park by the Thames. It was built for Henrietta Howard, mistress of King George II when he was Prince of Wales, as an Arcadian retreat from crowded Georgian London. The grand interiors have been restored and include a fine collection of early Georgian paintings. Tel. 020 8892 5115. Park open daily free of charge.
Open Closed for conservation work until 2021.
www.english-heritage.org.uk

Orleans House Gallery ¾ mile

An art gallery in the remains of Orleans House, including the unusual Octagon room. Stables Gallery and Café. Exhibitions programme. Tel. 020 8831 6000. Admission free.
Open TWThFSSu & BH 1000-1700.
www.orleanshousegallery.org
Orleans House Gallery is also ¾ mile from Twickenham station.

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