This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:
Sat, 17th Feb 2018
Sat, 17th Mar 2018
Pope’s Grotto, built by Alexander Pope is the last remaining part of his villa, which he built in 1720 on the banks of the Thames at Twickenham.
In its time, the Grotto was an object both of admiration and envy, inspiring imitation throughout England. Even today, in its shabby condition, it draws students and enthusiasts from all over the world.
Above ground today is a local school, and the grotto underneath is maintained by a charity who open it twice a year to visitors.
For the first time ever, they will be opening the Grotto in winter: you can visit on the mornings of Saturdays 27th January, 17th February or 17th March from 10am to 12:30 pm (last entry noon).
Contact and Booking Details
More information at this website.
Reserve tickets at this website10:00 10:00 Europe/London Occasional opening of Pope's Grotto An occasional opening of a decorated underground chamber built in the 18th century. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/03/17/occasional-opening-of-popes-grotto-164439 Pope's Grotto,Radnor House School,21 Cross Deep,Twickenham