For 350 years Coombe Conduit formed part of a system which collected water from nearby springs and channelled it to Hampton Court Palace. One of three such conduits that supplied the palace, the remaining structure represents an intriguing survival of the ingenious Tudor waterworks system.
Managed by the Kingston upon Thames Society in co-operation with English Heritage.
Read more about the history of Coombe Conduit.
Before You Go
Opening Times: Open 2-4pm, every second Sunday, from April until September. Also opens for Heritage Open Days weekend. See details.
Access: Unfortunately the site is not accessible for wheelchair users as there are steps into the grounds and then down into the internal chambers of the conduit. The grounds are sloping and uneven, and there are trip and slip hazards inside the conduit.
How to Find it: The entrance to the conduit is in Coombe Lane West, Kingston upon Thames KT2 7HE and is close to the west of the corner with Lord Chancellor Walk.
Parking: There is no car park at the conduit but there is some unrestricted on-street parking on Lord Chancellor Walk.
School Visits/Large Groups: The conduit can be opened by special arrangement for visits by schools and other groups. Please email the Kingston Upon Thames Society.
Facilities: There are no facilities on site. The nearest public toilets are at Norbiton railway station.
Plan a Great Day Out
Head to Richmond and enjoy a guided tour of Marble Hill House, the gorgeous Georgian home of Henrietta Howard, mistress of King George II and friends with many influential 18th century artists and poets. Discover more about her fascinating life on a tour of the house, and visit the café in the park for refreshments.