Chiswick House and Gardens

Attractions , Historic buildings and sites Chiswick
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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
Address: Burlington Lane
W4 2RP
Transport: Tube: Turnham Green/Chiswick rail
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  • Until Sunday September 25 2016
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  • Consumer shows and conventions Wednesday August 24 2016 - Sunday September 4 2016
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  • Festivals Friday September 9 2016 - Sunday September 11 2016
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Kirsty E

Really beautiful gardens surrounding the spectacular Chiswick House. A lovely place to go for a stroll or a picnic during the summer months, to take the kids for a run about or to simply relax by the pretty river. During the Chinese New Year in 2016, this was the location for the wonderful Magical Lantern Festival and it will once again host the amazing Open Air Opera in July this year.

It is a bit further afield than some of the other London parks and a fair distance from transport links, but that means that it is also quieter and feels more like being in the countryside than a city park. Well worth a visit. 

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Beautiful house and gardens and lovely for a stroll in the 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!

ashley c

A lot quieter than many of Londons parks, but a beautiful place to spend (the odd) sunny day.