|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 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 - Gayton to Brentford) to Norwood Top Lock No 90
Nearest place to turn
Nearest self-operated pump-outTravel 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 White Cross (Grocery Store)
1077 to the north.
- Josh Ward Garden Design (Landscaping, Architect, Garden Center)
1209 to the west.
- Dysart Arms (Bar)
485 to the southeast.
- Alba Richmond (Restaurant)
662 to the northwest.
- Marlborough, Richmond Hill (Gastropub, Pub)
867 to the northeast.
- Marble Hill Playcentres Adventure Playground (Park, Playground, Charity Organization)
495 to the northwest.
- Ham Polo & Liveries (Outdoor Recreation)
480 to the south.
- Ham Polo Club (Sports Venue & Stadium)
582 to the southwest.
- The Petersham Hotel (Restaurant)
446 to the east.
- Rose of York (Bar, River)
370 to the east.
- Richmond Gate Hotel & Leisure Club (Meeting Room)
626 to the east.
- Richmond Hill, London (Community & Government)
566 to the northeast.
- Richmond Thames Riverfront (Boating, River)
582 to the north.
- Petersham Nurseries (Restaurant, Garden Center)
345 to the southeast.
- River Lane, Petersham (Movie Theater, Museum)
93 to the south.
- Richmond Bridge, London (Bridge)
873 to the north.
- Petersham Nursery (Restaurant, Garden Center, Community & Government)
354 to the southeast.
- Ham House and Garden (Historical Place)
867 to the southwest.
- House Festival, Marble Hill Park (Performance Venue)
477 to the west.
- London Borough of Richmond upon Thames (Community & Government)
1406 to the west.
- Marble Hill Park (Outdoors)
608 to the west.
- Hollyhock Cafe (Restaurant)
522 to the northeast.
- RICHMOND RIVERSIDE Waterfront (River)
989 to the north.
- Richmond Canoe Club (Sports & Recreation)
516 to the north.
- Gail's Richmond (Dessert Place, Cafe, Coffee Shop)
1335 to the north.
- Ham House (Historical Place)
1002 to the southwest.
- Travelodge London Richmond (Hotel)
1185 to the north.
- Marble Hill House (Historical Place)
571 to the west.
- The Fox and Duck (Bar)
545 to the south.
- Gaucho Richmond (Argentinian Restaurant)
772 to the north.
- Latin Angel Studio (Tattoo & Piercing)
805 to the north.
- Jackson and rye Richmond (Bar, Restaurant)
1007 to the north.
- Zizi Richmond (Fast Food Restaurant, Coffee Shop)
1153 to the north.
- Richmond Palace (Historical Place)
1256 to the north.
- German School London (School)
479 to the south.
- King Henry's Mound (Park)
901 to the southeast.
- Sunshine & Ravioli (Coffee Shop)
1144 to the northwest.
- All Bar One (Bar & Grill)
1062 to the north.
- Richmond Hill Park (Park, Region)
639 to the northeast.