Four trains per hour (two trains per hour on Sundays) run in both directions on a circular route from London Waterloo.
The house is a five to ten minute walk from Strawberry Hill station, follow the sign at the end of each
Take the District Line to Richmond and catch an R68 bus towards Hampton Court. Alight at Michelham Gardens (see detailed directions by bus below).
The 33 bus runs between Hammersmith and Fulwell via Twickenham and Richmond, at 6-10 minutes intervals during the day. It stops at the Strawberry Vale Stop on Waldegrave Road, directly opposite the house.
Route R68 runs between Kew Retail Park and Hampton Court Station, calling at Michelham Gardens every 15 minutes in each direction. From the bus stop, Strawberry Hill is under five minutes away by foot, along Waldegrave Road from the miniroundabout outside Radnor Gardens. This route calls at Richmond Station and is useful for visitors travelling via the District Line from central London.
The area is well provided with on and off road cycle routes of the London Cycle Network. One route runs along Strawberry Vale and Cross Deep, linking to Kingston and Hampton court in one direction and Twickenham/Richmond in the other.
Parking at the house is very limited and all surrounding roads have permit-controlled parking. If you do need to travel by car, the postcode TW1 4ST will take any satellite navigation system to the house. The car park closes at 6.30pm every day. We have two dedicated spaces for blue badge holders.
With the Thames Path only three minutes away from the house, a pleasant riverside walk can be combined with an afternoon visit to Walpole’s villa. It is the ideal way to understand the compelling 18th century views from the house, now obscured by modern development.
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Although in Horace Walpole’s time Strawberry Hill was several hours journey from the centre of London by coach and horses, by 1873 Strawberry Hill railway station whisked Lady Waldegrave’s guests from Westminster to her political salons.
Today the house is even better connected, with bus, cycle, and walking routes for visitors direct to the front door.