Things To Do In & Around Teddington, Hampton & South West London

Apart from visiting us at the Retro Bistrot for a great meal, of course…!

There are a whole host of interesting and independent shops along the High Street in Teddington, selling everything from wedding gowns to gifts. They are well worth a wander around before or after your meal.

The Landmark Centre

Landmakr centreJust down the High Street from the Retro is The Landmark Centre is a vibrant part of the Teddington community based in a magnificent 19th century Grade II* listed building, a former church.

They have a lively programme of arts events ranging from concerts by nationally known performers to a rich mix of other local arts and educational projects. Well worth checking out before or after eating with us.


Teddington Lock

0300303a River Thames Teddington LockCross the road from the Landmark Centre and you’ll get to Teddington Lock on the River Thames. Known as the gateway to the non-tidal Thames, Teddington Lock is a lovely place to visit. If you are looking walk off one of our fabulous lunches then there’s an excellent walk from here right into Richmond town centre… or you can simply sit on a bench and enjoy the river views.


Bushy Park

Autumn weatherA fifteen minute walk from the Retro, or a very short drive away, is the beautiful Bushy Park, the secondest largest of London’s eight royal parks. This is a great area for walking, running, cycling, deer-spotting or just soaking up nature with its collection of woods, gardens, ponds and grassland.


Hampton Court

hamptoncourtDrive – or walk – across Bushy Park and you’ll find yourself at Hampton Court, one of Britain’s most famous royal palaces, former home to Cardinal Wolsey and one of King Henry VIII’s sumptuous homes. You can wander in the fabulous gardens, get a history lesson inside the palace or enjoy getting lost in the Hampton Court maze.



TwickenhamThe neighbouring borough of Twickenham is, of course, home to the Twickenham Stadium, which in turn is home to England Rugby.

Seating an impressive 82,000 spectators, Twickenham is the largest dedicated rugby union venue in the world. It has also become a destination for fans around the world to experience the excitement of a match day, sample the history of a stadium tour, visit the superb World Rugby Museum, or watch some of the biggest names in music perform.

On a match day we have a fantastic atmosphere at the Retro which is a popular venue for many fans who come to eat before kick off. We open all day during big matches to ensure you’ve got time to fill your stomachs before heading off the match. Be sure to book ahead to avoid disappointment!

 All this and more is a stone’s throw from the Retro Bistrot. Just ask us when you visit for more information and let us know if you need transport and we can sort taxis or advise on public transport.

Book now on 0208 977 2239 or online via our Reservations page.


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