Chiswick House and Gardens

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Chiswick House and Gardens

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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.

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Venue name: Chiswick House and Gardens
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Address: 8
Chiswick Lane
London
W4 2QN
Transport: Rail: Chiswick; Tube: Turnham Green
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tastemaker

Never been before, but definitely a place to go on a hot summers day, like I did. I visited both the garden and the house and felt the garden was more interesting. The house is a beautiful backdrop and I liked seeing Italian architecture mixed with English landscaping. The house is basically just a shell apart from the odd bit of furniture. I don't think the price to enter is altogether reasonable for the time you spend in there and what you actually see. Where the gardens offer a variety from rose garden, the greenhouse, there are some lovely walks around the grounds before finally slobbing out by the lake.  

Tastemaker

I love Chiswick.


The house is beautiful. If the exterior is already rather grand, the interiors are incredible. With lots of gildings, the high-ceiling rooms are impressive. An enjoyable visit for sure.


The gardens are very nice too. With a lake in the middle and a few sculptures and architectural wonders, they make for a wonderful walk.


The café surprisingly has a lot of choice and the food id delicious.


Highly recommend.



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.

Tastemaker

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!


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