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Hidden statues at Ham House
When you think of Twickenham, the first thing that usually springs to mind is the world’s largest rugby stadium. This, in itself, quite possibly overshadows the smaller offerings of the local neighbourhood. Ask a local where you might find The Naked Ladies of Twickenham though, and you won’t have to worry about being given a funny look.
These famous women have provided the backdrop to some of London’s grandest garden parties over the seasons. They form a charming tableaux rockery overlooking a large pond and cascading waterfall at the back of York House.
Reminiscent from a scene of Botticelli or the Raping of the Sabine’s statue in Florence, if it wasn’t for the very British flowerbeds and country gardens surrounding the water feature, one might almost imagine they were in Italy briefly.
The Naked Ladies of Twickenham are definitely worth seeing. Strolling around York House grounds makes for a very pleasant afternoon or morning. Combine this with a walk along the Thames only moments away. Some lovely bank-side pubs also dot the route back up towards Richmond way.
The Naked Ladies of Twickenham