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Programme of Events 2018

Details of the Friends' events including those that we are attending, are listed here. All the money raised benefits the Water Tower and Historic Garden for the conservation and future restoration.


More information will be published on the events as it becomes available. Check back regularly for any updates to the listed details.


Events are subject to change and are held at the Water Tower unless otherwise stated.


For a booking slip for all this years events please vist the downloads page.

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Friday 20th


The Friends' Heritage Quiz with Quizmaster Amanda Hill


The popular Annual Quiz returns, Why not make up a team of 4? Can you win this year?


Time - 7.15pm for 7.30pm start.


Price - £2.50 each ticket.

Sunday 8th


First Opening of the Water Tower


Time 2.30pm - 5pm


Orangery Display for the Season is The River Wadle in Carshalton.


Sunday 15th


First Opening of the Hermitage


Time - 2.30pm - 5pm



The Hermitage will open on the 1st & 3rd Sunday in the month when the Water Tower is open.

Saturday 26th


Times Past XII : Transport & Travel


Documentary Films from John Freemans Archive. A repeat of last Autumn's Showing.


Time 2.30pm - 4.30pm


 Price £4 each ticket.




Saturday 23rd


AGM from 2pm-2.45pm


The Changing River Wandle


A talk given by Bob Steel at 2.45pm followed by Tea.


Friends - Free.

Non-Friends - £5 each ticket.

Sunday 10th


London Open Gardens & Squares


Time - 12.00pm - 5pm


For advance tickets contact:

020 7839 3969,

or for more information


Teas Available.


Saturday 7th


Carshalton Charter Fair


The Friends will be present at the Carshalton Annual Charter Fair. The Fair consists of stalls, food and entertainment.  


The event is held at the War Memorial Gardens, upper pond Carshalton from 10am - 4pm.

Sunday 15th, 22nd & 29th


Openings Supporting The Festival of British Archaeology.


Orangery Displays.


Time - 2.30pm - 5pm



Monday 27th


Carshalton Environmental Fair


The Friends will have a stall at the Environmental Fair at Carshalton Park.


Time 10.30am-5pm


Sunday 16th


National Heritage Opening


Free Entry in Support of the National Heritage openings.


Tine 1pm-5pm


Teas Available.

Saturday 22nd, Sunday 23rd 


Open House London Weekend


Free Entry in Support of Open City London Open Houses weekend.


Time - 1pm - 5pm on both days.

Teas Available


Last Opening of the Hermitage on the 23rd.

Sunday 30th


Last Opening of the Water Tower. 2.30pm-5pm


The Water Tower public openings for the season end but there are still a number of events before the end of the year.


You are also welcome to book a private tour. See out Hiring and Tour pages for more information.


Friday 26th


Times Past XIV : Supporting Britain


Films made to boost morale at home and aboard during World War II and later in the 1940s. Films from John Freeman's archive.


This event is also in support of Museums at Night.



Time 7:15pm for 7:30pm start


Price £4 each ticket


Friday 7th


Christmas Soiree


Join us for music, mulled wine and seasonal light refreshments it's the perfect start to the festive season.



Time 7:15pm for 7:30pm start



Price £5 each ticket


There are no planned events during November at this time.

If you need to hire the Water Tower for your own event please see the Hire page for more infomation.


Programme of Events 2018

Sunday 15th


Carshalton House Tours

1.30pm & 3.15pm


A rare chance to see the ground floor interior of this important 18th century house led by local historian Andrew Skelton.


Tickets: Please pre-book via Honeywood Museum on

020 8770 4297 as places are limited.


Tickets include entry to the Water Tower. Teas Available.