It wasn't that impressive. I took the tube to Richmond and then a bus to ham street when I walked the 1/3 mile to Ham house. It was supposed to be bijou palace and supposed to have a sumptuous garden. It was too early and everything was still in buds. I had some lunch and left but its location can't be beat. Its very close to Hampton court where the king of England used to live. Ham house was occupied by the Murray family who were very close to King Charles and was given Ham house by the king. I asked for directions to the Thames river and walked along Thames path to my next destination which was 20 minutes away, Petersham nurseries!