|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|
- Twickenham Studios (Movie & Television Studio)
1245 yards to the northwest.
- Eel Pie Island (Landmark)
1543 yards to the west.
- Cedars Health Club (Sports Center, Health Spa, Sports Club)
736 yards to the northeast.
- Ham House (Tourist Attraction, Historical Place)
1096 yards to the southwest.
- Petersham Cellar (Food & Restaurant, Winery & Vineyard)
381 yards to the southeast.
- The Petersham Hotel (Restaurant, Event Venue)
488 yards to the east.
- Rose of York (River, Bar & Grill)
418 yards to the east.
- Ham Polo Club (Landmark)
634 yards to the southwest.
- Richmond Hill Park (Park)
640 yards to the northeast.
- Richmond Thames Riverfront (Shopping & Retail, River)
517 yards to the northeast.
- Ham House and Garden (Historical Place)
977 yards to the southwest.
- Richmond Hill, Surrey (State Park)
759 yards to the north.
- Terrace Gardens (Outdoors)
632 yards to the northeast.
- View from Richmond hill (Outdoors, Tourist Attraction)
620 yards to the northeast.
- Foodies Festival Marble Hill Park (Outdoors)
717 yards to the west.
- Whole Foods Richmond (Health Food Store)
1434 yards to the north.
- Richmond Gate Hotel (Hotel)
686 yards to the east.
- The White Cross (Bar, Pub)
1163 yards to the north.
- Pembroke Lodge (Tea Room, Event Venue)
1191 yards to the southeast.
- Twickenham Rowing Club (Sports Venue & Stadium)
1588 yards to the west.
- Petersham Nurseries Michelin Cafe (Restaurant)
325 yards to the southeast.
- Richmond Town Centre (Shopping & Retail)
1610 yards to the north.
- PayPal UK (Professional Services)
1129 yards to the north.
- Gaucho Richmond (Bar & Grill, Steakhouse, Argentine Restaurant)
844 yards to the north.
- Richmond Bridge, London (Highway, Outdoors, Travel & Transportation)
955 yards to the north.
- Marble Hill House (Tourist Attraction)
694 yards to the west.
- Richmond Golf Club (Golf Course)
1332 yards to the southeast.
- Richmond Theatre (Tourist Attraction, Theater)
1533 yards to the north.
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.
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