|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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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 - Gayton to Brentford) to Brentford Visitor Moorings 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 - Gayton to Brentford) to Norwood Top Lock No 90
Nearest place to turn
Nearest self-operated pump-outTravel to Thames - Grand Union Canal Junction, then on the Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford) to Brentford Visitor Moorings Travel to Teddington Lock Weir Exit, then on the River Thames (below Oxford) to Molesey Lock
Nearest boatyard pump-out
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 –
"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."
Trying again in 1898, Glover caused a scandal by putting the island up for auction and suggesting it could be sold to Pears 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.
- The Poppy Factory (Charity Organization)
738 to the north.
- Twickenham and St. Margarets, London (Hotel)
1141 to the northwest.
- Richmond, London (City)
785 to the northeast.
- Alba Richmond (Restaurant)
662 to the northwest.
- Richmond Thames Riverfront (Sports & Recreation)
582 to the north.
- Petersham Nurseries (Garden Center, Restaurant)
345 to the southeast.
- Richmond Hill, London (Hotel)
566 to the northeast.
- Ham House and Garden (Historical Place)
878 to the southwest.
- Marble Hill Park (Sports & Recreation)
608 to the west.
- Ham House (Tours & Sightseeing)
1002 to the southwest.
- Richmond Canoe Club (Sports Club)
525 to the north.
- German School London (Bank)
478 to the south.
- Richmond Bridge, London (Historical Place)
873 to the north.
- Gaucho (Argentinian Restaurant, Steakhouse, Bar & Grill)
853 to the north.
- The Petersham Restaurant (French Restaurant)
418 to the east.
- Odeon Cinema Richmond (Movie Theater)
1092 to the north.
- Petersham Nurseries Michelin Cafe (Tea Room)
343 to the southeast.
- Hollyhock Cafe (New American Restaurant)
522 to the northeast.
- Ham House National Trust (Museum)
936 to the southwest.
- House Festival, Marble Hill Park (Sports & Recreation)
482 to the southwest.
- Richmond Parkrun (Park)
685 to the east.
- Be At One Richmond (Bar, Restaurant)
910 to the north.
- Marble Hill House (Historical Place)
571 to the west.
- Twickenham Bridge (Landmark)
1380 to the northwest.
- Petersham Nurseries (Garden Center)
367 to the southeast.
- Jackson and rye Richmond (Place to EatDrink, Arts & Entertainment)
999 to the north.
- Lululemon Athletica, Richmond. (Clothing Store)
1327 to the north.
- The Fox and Duck (Pub)
545 to the south.
- Richmond Spiritualist Church (Church, Religious Organization)
1197 to the northeast.
- Richmond Riverside (Farmers Market)
987 to the north.
- Richmond Green Old Deer Park (Movie Theater)
1295 to the north.
- The Petersham Hotel (Restaurant)
446 to the east.
- The Roebuck Richmond (Bar, Pub)
582 to the northeast.
- R & H UK (Cafe)
786 to the north.
- THE DYSART PETERSHAM (Place to EatDrink)
479 to the southeast.
- Ham Polo Club (Sports Club)
582 to the southwest.
- Dysart Arms (British Restaurant)
485 to the southeast.