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To the south of Bushy Park Hampton Court and East Molesey are situated on the River Thames.
Things to see and do
Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court Palace is a royal palace in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London; it has not been inhabited by the British royal family since the 18th century. It was originally built for Cardinal Wolsey, was Henry VIII’s favourite palace and offers visitors the chance to see his Great Hall, do a ghost tour or get lost in the famous maze in the palace grounds.
River cruises from Hampton Court Pier to Kew, Richmond or Westminster offer a scenic single or round trip and a chance to navigate through the locks at Richmond and Teddington.
Molesey Boat Club
One of the UK's top High Performance rowing clubs catering for all abilities. The Club is on a 4km stretch of the Thames, between Molesey Lock and Sunbury Lock and is considered one of the best stretches for rowing on the river.
Hampton Court Flower Show
The Hampton Court Flower Show attracts horticulturalists to the area annually and is held in the gardens at Hampton Court Palace.
The Thames towpaths follow the River Thames to Weybridge or Richmond and are suitable for dog walkers, ramblers and cyclists.
Island Barn Reservoir
This popular bird watching site is also home to Island Barn Reservoir Sailing Club, organising dingy sailing and racing.
Eating, Shopping & Drinking
Eating and Drinking
Based at The Carlton Mitre Hotel, this smart restaurant and wine bar is well worth a visit opposite Hampton Court Palace.
The Chien Qui Fume
This traditional French restaurant is conveniently located close to the centre of East Molesey.
The Kings Arms
Located opposite the south entrance (Lions Gate) to Bushy Park, this 300 year old inn offers well priced food, drinks and accommodation.
Gardenarium is situated directly opposite the main entrance to the Hampton Court Palace and the shop building itself is of historic interest. This shop specialises in gifts and horticultural accessories.
East Molesey has a range of antique shops Bridge Road including Palace Antiques, Bothy Antiques and Bridge Road Antiques.
Based in the old Post Office on Bridge Road, this fishing shop provides a variety of fishing tackle for anglers.
Hampton Court Deli
Also on Bridge Road, this delicatessen has a good selection of olives, cold meats and cheeses.
The mainline stations at Hampton Court connects to London Waterloo, a journey taking approximately 35 minutes.
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