Richard Boyle, the third Earl of Burlington, designed Chiswick House, a romantic eighteenth-century villa and gardens, to evoke classical Italian themes. The house was a show piece, used for entertaining and to display the Earl’s collection of paintings, many of which remain. Next door was an older house, now demolished, where the Burlingtons lived, although Lady Burlington did turn one room into a bedroom after the death of her husband.
|Venue name:||Chiswick House and Gardens||Contact:|
|Opening hours:||Gardens, open every day from 7am until dusk, all year round; house, 10am-6pm|
|Transport:||Tube: Turnham Green|
|Price:||Free; house entrance, £6.70|
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Things to do
Magical Lantern Festival
The Magical Lantern Festival - an annual event to mark the end of Chinese New Year - floats back to Chiswick House and Garden for a second year. The theme for 2017 is the Silk Road, and visitors can follow a mini-trail mirroring part of the Road, featuring...Festivals Thursday January 26 2017 - Sunday February 26 2017
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You forget you are in the middle of London! Beautiful gardens, lake and for those with kids, excellent kids play area right next to a cafe!! Perfect spot for a picnic too in Summer.
Beautiful House and gardens. Perfect place to go for a walk in the sunshine. Kids and dogs running around, enjoying a refreshing bath in the river (the dogs obviously, not the kids!).
And the open air opera in July, such a great venue for a cultural evening!