Osterley Park and House

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Osterley Park and House
Osterley Park and House is a beautiful 18th-century mansion set in more than 350 acres of parkland. Osterley House, with its string of state rooms, was built by Sir Thomas Gresham, founder of the Royal Exchange, and later remodelled by Robert Adam. In the grounds, restored in the 18th-century style, there are two temples and a lake as well as tea rooms and a farm shop selling home-grown produce. A restoration project on the gardens is under way, beginning with a recreation of former resident Mrs Child’s flower garden. Frsh vegetables are available to buy from the Osterley Park and House farm shop. Digital tours using audio-visual handsets allow visitors to explore the house with audio commentary and images from Osterley's past. There are two tours – one for adults, one for families.


Venue name: Osterley Park and House
Address: Jersey Rd (off Thornbury Rd)
Opening hours: 2012 times: House: Mar 7-Nov 4 noon-4.30pm Wed-Sun
Transport: Tube: Osterley
Price: £8.25, children £4.15, family ticket (2 adults, 3 children) £20.70, National Trust mems free. Garden only £3.60, children £1.80. Park free
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Such a beautiful place for a long walk, admiring beautiful nature, enjoying fresh air. The Osterley house is an 18th century building which on its own is worth a visit. The entrance to the house isn't free though, so is the car park (£6). The park entrance is free, it closes quite early in winter at 5pm so make sure you get there early enough to enjoy everything. The lake is absolutely stunning, with swans, ducks, trees overhanging so low at the edges so it gives sort of enchanted look. There is also a farm shop, where you can buy quality veggies and fruits. I bought such a cool veg Romanesco, which looks unusual and tastes superb.


Just on the Piccadilly about half an hour out of central London is Osterley Park with a lovely beautiful house set in beautiful grounds. I've not been in the house or the part of the gardens to the back of the house (you pay for entry) but I hear good things about it and it is pretty stunning from the outside. There's lakes you can walk around and plenty of pretty flowers that are really colourful in spring plus wildlife bobbing around. The cafe food looked immense and they serve proper meals, soup, cakes, scones, baked potatoes etc etc. A lovely day out for all the family.


I am so sick of people saying there is no green space in London-- Do you hear that noise? Thats the noise of Osterely Park laughing at you. This was a lovely morning out, and taking in the ground was fantastic. Entry to the grounds itself is free, but the gardens & house do have a cost (unless you are National Trust). Plenty of space to roam and explore, with horses and cows being the norm. I imagine this place would be nice for a Boxing Day stroll-- and with the cafe open year round (but of course check!), could make go a nice post-walkies treat!


Beautiful house and lovely woodlands to explore. The house is very ornate, exactly as it has been since the 18th century, and the volunteers have so much insight to give into the architecture and decor. There's a very nice cafe housed in the old stables and after lunch or tea the gardens and woods behind the house make for a great place to walk or sit and read a book.

Lovely House with beautiful Robert Adam features, excellent grounds and being close to London is an advantage.