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Discover hidden London: a country walk in the capital

If you enjoy exploring off the beaten track, you’ll love this short country walk, part of hidden London. It takes you past two glorious stately homes, across the River Thames by boat and into a quirky rural hide-away where you’re as likely to brush past a dramatic glass chandelier as you are a leafy branch! Dogs are welcome. It’s easy for kids, buggies and bikes. And you can get great coffee at stopping off points along the way. We treat ourselves now and then to this walk with our dog Jacob on sunny Sunday mornings.  Start discovering hidden London at Marble Hill Park, Twickenham Marble Hill House is a picture-perfect 18th century stately home sitting in the centre of 66 acres of parkland. It was built in the 1700’s for the former mistress of George II on the banks of the River Thames. The lady in question, Henrietta Howard, the Countess of Suffolk, allegedly used her payoff from the king, when he moved on to his next mistress, to fund the work on this Palladian mansion. …