This listed Georgian mansion, former home to the Dukes of Brunswick, was built in 1758 and once stood in three acres of riverside parkland – now it sits in the middle of Vauxhall Cross overshadowed by the massive St George Wharf complex. Brunswick House was in a state of disrepair and was on the English Heritage ‘Buildings at Risk’ list until it was acquired by LASSCO (The London Architectural Salvage and Supply Company), which also has a branch in Spitalfields, in 2004. After the squatters were removed, Brunswick House was restored and it’s now used by LASSCO as a premises from which to sell architectural salvage. Members of the public are welcome to visit the restored building for a glimpse of Vauxhall’s elegant past.
|Venue name:||Brunswick House|
30 Wandsworth Rd
|Opening hours:||10am-5pm Mon-Sat, 11am-5pm Sun (not bank hols)|
|Transport:||Tube: Vauxhall; Bus: 2, 88 bus. Car parking available to those purchasing architectural salvage|
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A beautiful old building surrounded by modern high rises that's a short walk from Vauxhall tube. Fabulous cocktails for about £8, served by friendly staff in rooms filled with chandeliers and other antiques - we went mid-week and it seemed to be a popular date location.
Wonderfully eclectic and unique venue - excellent coffee, attentive service and of course, great design!
Although sadly I have not yet made it to London, when I imagine it, and even more so, England, I see pictorial landscapes of meadows and glens with little stone cottages and as a land of rich history and manors, mansions, and castles. Yes, I realize time changes everything, and that London is a huge international city, but I am very happy to hear that LASSCO stepped in and prevented such a historical and gorgeous piece of architecture from being torn down. That would have been a travesty. My husband's ancestry is very strong in the UK, Wales, and Ireland, and all three are on my bucket list as places to visit in the next couple of years.
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