|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
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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 –
"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.
- Twickenham Studios (Movie & Television Studio)
1140 to the northwest.
- Dysart Arms (Bar)
485 to the southeast.
- Curzon Richmond (Cafe)
1104 to the north.
- EnjoYoga (Yoga & Pilates, Personal Trainer)
1171 to the north.
- The Aleksander (Italian Restaurant, Pub)
655 to the northwest.
- The Roebuck Richmond (Bar, Pub)
582 to the northeast.
- The Hummingbird Bakery - Richmond (Bakery, Fast Food Restaurant)
1340 to the north.
- The Crown St Margarets (Bar, Pub)
935 to the west.
- Le Salon Privé (French Restaurant)
1036 to the northwest.
- Richmond Arms (Gay Bar, Pub)
1310 to the north.
- The White Swan Twickenham (Pub)
1114 to the west.
- Encore Richmond (Lounge)
944 to the north.
- The Dukes Head Inn (Gastropub, Pub)
1085 to the north.
- Barmy Arms TW1 (Pub)
1452 to the west.
- Institute for Optimum Nutrition (Nutritionist, Education, Charity Organization)
1223 to the north.
- The Petersham Hotel (Restaurant)
431 to the northeast.
- The Britannia, Richmond (Pub)
1275 to the north.
- Pembroke Lodge (Tea Room, Event Venue)
1084 to the southeast.
- Richmond Thames Riverfront (Outdoors, River, Sports & Recreation)
582 to the north.
- Richmond Riverside (Shopping & Retail)
1029 to the north.
- Richmond Bridge, London (Tours & Sightseeing, Bridge, Historical Place)
873 to the north.
- Ham House and Garden (Historical Place)
867 to the southwest.
- Petersham Nurseries (Garden Center)
367 to the southeast.
- Richmond Hill, London (Landmark)
566 to the northeast.
- Hollyhock Cafe (Cafe)
522 to the northeast.
- Marble Hill Park (Park)
569 to the west.
- Latin Angel Studio (Tattoo & Piercing)
816 to the north.
- Richmond Hill Hotel (Hotel)
573 to the northeast.
- Cote, Richmond (French Restaurant, Fast Food Restaurant, Bar)
1054 to the north.
- Richmond Park (Arts & Entertainment)
986 to the south.
- Ham House (Historical Place)
1002 to the southwest.
- Richmond River Bank (Outdoors)
995 to the north.
- Be At One Richmond (Bar)
902 to the north.
- Jamie's Italian Trattoria Richmond (Italian Restaurant)
1206 to the north.
- Ailsa Tavern (Bar)
1347 to the northwest.
- Harris and Hoole (Place to Eat/Drink)
1260 to the northwest.
- Rose of York (Place to Eat/Drink, Hotel)
374 to the northeast.
- Zoran's Delicatessen (Specialty Grocery Store)
1131 to the northwest.
- Muriel's Kitchen, Richmond (Fast Food Restaurant)
1033 to the north.
- Richmond Town Centre (Shopping & Retail)
1485 to the north.
- Whole Foods Richmond (Health Food Store)
1306 to the north.
- Pier 1 (Restaurant)
901 to the north.
- Richmond Gate Hotel (Hotel)
630 to the east.
- St Margarets railway station (Train Station)
1205 to the northwest.
- Bhuti (Spa, Beauty & Personal Care)
902 to the north.
- Richmond Barbers (Barber Shop)
1115 to the north.