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Chiswick House and Gardens

  • Attractions
  • Chiswick
  • Recommended
Chiswick House, 2015

Time Out says

Richard Boyle, the third Earl of Burlington, designed this romantic Palladian villa in 1725. The house was a showpiece, in which the Earl could display his fine collection of paintings (many of which remain), for the entertainment of the artistic and philosophical luminaries of his day. The house is lovely – and nowadays enhanced by a startlingly modern but thoroughly appropriate café – but the gardens are absolutely gorgeous, a place to stroll in regal tranquillity.


Burlington Lane
W4 2RP
Rail: Chiswick; Tube: Turnham Green
Admission £7.50, £5.50 reductions. Gardens and conservatory free
Opening hours:
Apr-Oct 10am-5pm Mon, Wed-Sun. 7am-dusk daily. 10am-4pm Tue-Sun
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What’s on

Half Term at Chiswick House and Gardens

  • Games and hobbies

There’s no need to be stuck for things to keep the kids occupied this half term. Chiswick House and Gardens is running a Gardening Together event where all the family can learn new green-fingered skills via a range of spring gardening activities, and get the satisfaction of helping out the local community. If digging and planting isn’t your thing, grab a free copy of the House Trail and the accompanying special audio guide for kids and find out the stories behind the beautiful 18th century villa and its historic art collection. Plus, the little ones (or you) can put your own architectural skills into practice with Lego. Registration is required for Gardening Together. Book your spot here.

Pub in the Park

  • Food and drink events

Presented by Michelin-starred chef and longtime ‘Great British Menu’ judge Tom Kerridge, Pub in the Park is a touring food and music festival that aims to bring a convivial public house atmosphere to the great outdoors with loads of delicious pub grub and equally enticing live performances. This year, it’s back for four weekends in and around London throughout the summer: Marlow (May 16-19), Chiswick (June 28-30), Reigate (July 12-14), St Albans (September 6-8).  So, what’s on the menu? There’s an exciting roster of new chefs, including the likes of Mary Berry, former judge on the Great British Bake Off, Jeremy Chan of Ikoyi, a fine-dining restaurant on The Strand, and Becky Excell aka ‘Queen of Gluten Free’. Michel Roux Junior, Simon Rimmer and Andi Oliver are just some previous celebrity chef guests who’ll be back this year, and popular kitchens such as Kerridge’s own The Hand & Flowers, Angela Hartnett’s Cafe Murano and Riwaz by Atul Kochhar are returning by popular demand, too.  Now for the music. The programme at each weekend includes a cracking line-up with stars such as Scouting for Girls, Paloma Faith, Jools Holland, McFly and Olly Murs. Van Morrison is on the programme, too (check out the full line-ups here!).

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