|Teddington Lock Weir Exit||2 miles|
|Entrance to Outdoor Education Centre||1 mile, 4½ furlongs|
|Swan Island (Richmond upon Thames)||1 mile, 3¾ furlongs|
|Eel Pie Island||7¾ furlongs|
|Hammerton's Ferry||3¾ furlongs|
|Richmond Bridge||4¾ furlongs|
|Corporation Island||5¾ furlongs|
|Flowerpot Islands||7 furlongs|
|Richmond Railway Bridge||7¾ furlongs|
|Twickenham Bridge||1 mile, ¼ furlongs|
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- Combat Company (Sports & Recreation)
647 to the northeast.
- Richmond Hill, London (Region, Tourist Attraction)
687 to the northeast.
- Discovery Richmond (Historical Place, Tours & Sightseeing)
1467 to the north.
- Creative Kids (Art School, Child Care)
1102 to the northeast.
- Villionn Fine Jewels (Jewelry Store)
1083 to the north.
- Tots Upon Thames (Children's Clothing Store, Skin Care)
1344 to the north.
- Funky Leisure (Outdoor Equipment Store)
1338 to the west.
- Darling Collective (Event Planner, Entertainment Service)
1397 to the north.
- The British CBT & Counselling Service (Counseling & Mental Health, Psychologist)
722 to the northwest.
- Liberation Unlimited (Public Relations)
1316 to the north.
- Simon fowler photography (Photographer)
709 to the northeast.
- AmiWigs Ltd (Wig Store, Hairpieces & Extensions)
1295 to the north.
- Skinglow beauty (Beauty Salon)
942 to the north.
- Richmond Hill Retreat (Teeth Whitening, Massage, Skin Care)
655 to the northeast.
- The Max Effect (Skin Care, Day Spa)
739 to the northwest.
- Concept Creations (Advertising Agency, Advertising Service, Marketing Consultant)
1310 to the north.
- German School London (Elementary School)
479 to the south.
- Rose of York (River, Bar & Grill)
369 to the northeast.
- Jigsaw Babysitting - Richmond (Babysitter, Child Care, Nanny)
1262 to the north.
- Ham Polo Club (Sports Venue & Stadium)
580 to the southwest.
- dukesheadracing.com (Sports Venue & Stadium)
1087 to the north.
- Westgate (Department Store, Shopping Mall)
1369 to the north.
- Adalise (Jewelry Store)
1181 to the north.
- Petersham Meadow (Park)
282 to the east.
- Pembroke Lodge (Tea Room, Event Venue)
1076 to the southeast.
- Marble Hill Park (Park)
589 to the west.
- Petersham Nurseries Michelin Cafe (Restaurant)
332 to the southeast.
- Richmond Deer Park (Park)
1073 to the southeast.
- Gaucho Richmond (Argentine Restaurant)
771 to the north.
- Paragon Sports Management (Event Planning)
919 to the north.
- Ham House and Garden (Historical Place)
892 to the southwest.
- Richmond Hill, Surrey (State Park)
880 to the northeast.
- Family (and friends) Branding and Packaging Design (Graphic Design)
1322 to the north.
- Everydays & St Margarets Post Office (Post Office, Liquor Store, Internet Cafe)
1164 to the northwest.
- L&E Richmond Cleaning Service (Cleaning Service)
1110 to the north.
- Richmond Park (Arts & Entertainment)
986 to the south.
- Pitcher & Piano (Pub)
951 to the north.
- The Duke (Pub, Gastropub)
1344 to the north.
- Botanica Medica (Alternative & Holistic Health)
1102 to the northwest.
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Nearest Water point
Nearest Rubbish disposal
Nearest Chemical toilet disposalTravel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Norton to Brentford) to Brentford Gauging Lock No 100 Travel to Teddington Lock Weir Exit, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Molesey Lock Travel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Norton to Brentford) to Norwood Top Lock No 90
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Wikipedia has a page about Glover's Island
Originally called Petersham Ait, Glover's Island is situated in Horse Reach on the River Thames, between Richmond Lock and Teddington Lock in the Borough of Richmond upon Thames, London, England.
In the 1872 the island was bought by a Richmond waterman named Joseph Glover for £70. He put the island up for sale in 1895 but Sir J. Whittaker Ellis (Charter Mayor of Richmond) declined to buy it for £5,000 and suggested that the Richmond Corporation should be approached.
The Amenities Committee considered the proposal on 2 April 1895 and decided –n
"That while the Committee think it desirable that the Island should be acquired for the Corporation if it could be obtained at a reasonable price, they are of the opinion that in view of the sum now named, it would be useless to enter into any negotiation for its purchase."n
Trying again in 1898 Glover caused a scandal by putting the island up for auction and suggesting it could be sold to Pear's Soap to erect a giant advertising hoarding.
Glover used this to blackmail the Richmond Corporation, offering it to them for £4,000 but although the Corporation wanted to buy the island, it was felt that there was no justification in spending such a large sum of money out of its funds.
There then followed a lengthy debate and correspondence in the local press about preserving the view from Richmond Hill and suggestions were made that the purchase should be funded jointly by public subscription and the corporation.
By September, only £50 had been given to the public fund and the disclosure that Glover had purchased the island in 1872 for £70 did not help the collection
The auction took place on 21 September but the highest bid was only £200. An unnamed resident had offered Glover £1,000 for the island (which he then intended to present to the Corporation), but Glover refused to sell and also withdrew the island from sale.
In 1900 Max Waechter, who lived in Terrace House, Richmond Hill, bought Glover’s Island and gave it to the Council – the sale price was never disclosed.