How to get here
Richmond 1½ miles by footpath, 2 miles by road
We are located on the south bank of the River Thames, west of A307, between Richmond and Kingston. Ham is readily accessible from the M3, M4 and M25 and the Richmond Park Ham Gate exit. The Ham Street turning, where Ham House and Garden is located, is opposite the Hand and Flower Pub along the A307.
Parking: Free parking, 400 yards away in the riverside car park at end of Ham Street (not National Trust). Nearby streets also offer free parking.
Sat-Nav: Directs you to stables on Ham Street, carry straight on past these to the free riverside car park.
We are located along the South bank of the River Thames. The Thames Path passes close to the entrance and is located 1.5miles from Richmond and 3 miles from Kingston. From the Thames Path, opposite Hammerton’s foot ferry, walk across a small wooden bridge and follow the well-trodden path towards Ham House.
Hammerton's Ferry, a seasonal foot and bike ferry travels across the River Thames from the Twickenham towpath (by Marble Hill House - English Heritage) to Ham House and Garden. Small charge applies, not NT.
The 371 or 65 bus routes stop near us. 371 Richmond to Kingston, alight Ham Street bus stop, then ½-mile walk (follow signposts). 65 Ealing Broadway to Kingston, alight Sandpits Road bus stop on Petersham Road by Ham Polo Ground, ¾-mile walk along historic avenues (both pass Richmond train station and Kingston train station).
District Line Richmond 1½ miles by footpath, 2 miles by road
The NCN4 route passes along the nearby A307. Ferry access from Twickenham using Hammerton's Ferry.
Follow a trail and leave your car at home...
Why not walk or cycle from the station to Ham and leave the car at home? It's all part of the adventure and escaping from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Visit our activities page to download a route.