Chiswick House

 
 
ADDRESS
Burlington Lane, W4 2RP
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Gardens: 7am to dusk daily all year round | Chiswick House: Mar to Oct: Sun to Wed 10am-5pm | Nov to Dec: pre-booked tours only | Dec to Mar: Closed
 
PRICES
£4.20 (Adults), £3.40 (Concs), £2.10 (Children)
 

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Chiswick HouseA former royal residence and stunning example of classical 18th-century design, Chiswick House originally belonged to the "architect Earl" Lord Burlington, an avid traveller and lover of Italian architecture. The Palladian revival house assumes the guise of an octagonal domed villa, allegedly inspired by the Villa Capra "La Rotonda" outside Vicenza. The building's simple, pure exterior acts as a counter-point to the rich, elaborate interior, created by William Kent - The Blue Velvet Room, with its elaborate, gilded decoration and intricate ceiling paintings, is particularly worthy of note. A diverse series of portraits, paintings and prints enable visitors to piece together evidence about the Burlington family, whilst also enjoying some notable examples of fine, Old Master paintings. A triumph of the Golden Age of landscape gardening, Lord Burlington's summer palace is set in acres of immaculately created parkland, full of hidden temples, lakes, greenhouses and Italianate statues. An Inigo Jones gateway leads onto these spectacular grounds, immortalised by the poet Alexander Pope as embodying the greatness of England. Free to visit and accessible to all - with the exception of the steep Terrace Walk - the grounds and cafe are as much of an attraction here as the house itself. The walled Kitchen Garden at Chiswick House, dating from 1682, holds weekly drop-in sessions for local school children, runs teenagers' Duke of Edinburgh sessions and three or four open days a year (April to September) for anyone who wants to take a look.

 

Chiswick House events

 
Camellia FestivalCamellia FestivalCamellia FestivalThe colourful Camellia Festival, which showcases the wonderful Chiswick House camellia collection, remains free for a second year - a move which has seen visitor numbers quadruple to 16,000 last year - a record attendance. Housed in the gardens' spectacular conservatory, designed by Samuel Ware in 1813, the collection is a national treasure and the2016-02-11T00:00:00+00002016-03-13T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Flower Shows | PRICING  Free  
DATES  11th February to 13th March 2016
The colourful Camellia Festival, which showcases the wonderful Chiswick House camellia collection, remains free for a second year - a move which has seen visitor numbers quadruple to 16,000 last year - a record attendance. Housed in the gardens' spectacular conservatory, designed by Samuel Ware in 1813, the collection is a national treasure and the... More about this event
 
Magical Lantern FestivalMagical Lantern FestivalMagical Lantern Festival Light-filled festivals are shining a light on picturesque parts of London this winter. First we had the illuminated walk at Kew, next came the hugely popular (free) Lumiere London and in February Chiswick House hosts the UK's largest ever Lantern Festival. With more than 50 giant lanterns spread across the gardens, visitors can see a wh2016-02-11T00:00:00+00002016-03-06T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Flower Shows
PRICING  £16 + booking fees
DATES  3rd February to 6th March 2016
Light-filled festivals are shining a light on picturesque parts of London this winter. First we had the illuminated walk at Kew, next came the hugely popular (free) Lumiere London and in February Chiswick House hosts the UK's largest ever Lantern Festival. With more than 50 giant lanterns spread across the gardens, visitors can see a wh... More about this event
 
 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Turnham Green Tube Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
Chiswick Park Tube Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Gunnersbury Overground Station
 
17 minutes walk
 
Kew Gardens Overground Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Kings Mall Car Park
 
26 minutes walk
 
Hammersmith Grove NCP
 
28 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Magical Lantern Festival
Magical Lantern Festival
Exhibitions | Until 6th March 2016 

Chiswick House 6.07 miles from Chiswick House

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Camellia Festival
Camellia Festival
Exhibitions | Until 13th March 2016 

Chiswick House 6.07 miles from Chiswick House

The colourful Camellia Festival, which showcases the wonderful Chiswick House camellia collection, remains free for a second year - a ...More

 
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Concerts | On 11th February 2016 

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