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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The historic surrounds of Chiswick House are hosting a pop-up Christmas spectacular, housed in a tent in the venue's walled garden. This family retelling of the 'Cinderella' story by Humdalila Productions boasts magic, classical music, ballet, and acrobatics....Interactive Friday December 16 2016 - Saturday December 31 2016Read more
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Magical Lantern Festival
The UK's Chinese Lantern festival floats back to Chiswick House and Garden for a second year - this time, with VR, theatre, performances and over 50 light installations. Look out for the giant fire rooster to celebrate the New Year.Festivals Thursday January 19 2017 - Sunday February 26 2017Read more
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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!