The Swinging 60s Shuttle Bus
Rock-and-Roll is not exactly an adjective that springs to mind when you think of Richmond. However when you hop on the Swinging 60s Shuttle Bus, you'll find that leafy Richmond, Twickenham and Teddington are a lot more groovy than you think.
For £3 you'll learn more about the musical heritage of this part of London aboard a vintage routemaster, while listening to 60s tunes and the commentary of a local music lover. Upgrade to an all day hop-on hop-off which will cost you £9. No Oysters allowed!
The tour takes in many musical sites of course, but there are lots of other historical points of interest along the way as well.
In Twickenham it's worth hopping off and taking a stroll on Eel Pie Island where the now burnt down Eel Pie Hotel hosted many jazz and rock gigs and performances in the 60s. It now houses private residences; some quirky, some cute.
You can get to the island from the Thames riverbank in Twickenham on a foot bridge and it's a lovely leafy and quiet place for a little stroll.
In Teddington you'll get a glimpse of the entrance of Bushy Park where Mick Jagger crashed his car. If you fancy a break, you'll find lots of nice cafes and pubs here on the high street as well.
Wanna hop on too? Find more info here.