Chiswick House  

 
 
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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.

 

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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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Chiswick Rooms
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £51  22% off
407 Goldhawk Road, W6 | 15 minutes from Chiswick House
Chiswick Rooms is a contemporary-designed boutique hotel in west London, offering high quality four star accommodation and convenient access to the city. The hotel has a ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London Hammersmith
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £54  35% off
124 King Street, W6 | 22 minutes from Chiswick House
The old Fuller's brewery forms the home of this stylish budget hotel, conveniently located halfway between Heathrow Airport and Central London. It's an easy stroll to ... More
 
 
 
Dorsett Shepherds Bush
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £91  25% off
58 Shepherds Bush Green, W12 | 37 minutes from Chiswick House
A short walk from Olympia Exhibition Centre, the Dorsett Shepherd's Bush is a four star hotel within a Grade II-listed landmark building which opened as the ... More
 
 
 
 
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Hogarth's House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Hogarth Lane, Great West Road, W4 | 2 minutes from Chiswick House
With its location next to one of the busiest roads in London, it's hard to believe that Hogarth's House, William Hogarth's country home and museum, was ... More
 
 
 
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Emery Walker's House at 7 Hammersmith Terrace
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
7 Hammersmith Terrace, W6 | 13 minutes from Chiswick House
One of 17 gorgeously preserved Georgian houses overlooking the Thames at the west end of Hammersmith's Upper Mall, 7 Hammersmith Terrace the former home of Emery ... More
 
 
 
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St Michael & All Angels Chiswick
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bath Road, W4 | 14 minutes from Chiswick House
Playing a very active role in the Bedford Park and Chiswick community, St Michaels & All Angels welcomes hundreds of ... More
 
 
 
 
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William Morris Society
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26 Upper Mall, W6 | 18 minutes from Chiswick House
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WWT London Wetland Centre
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes, SW13 | 21 minutes from Chiswick House
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Kite Studios
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Priory Mews, 2B Bassein Park Road, W12 | 24 minutes from Chiswick House
Set in an attractive white-painted West London studio, Kite Studios offers an imaginative range of courses and workshops for kids of all ages. Individual classes are ... More
 
 
 
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Tabard Theatre
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2 Bath Road, W4 | 13 minutes from Chiswick House
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The Bull's Head, Barnes
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
373 Lonsdale Road, SW13 | 17 minutes from Chiswick House
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Riverside Studios - Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Crisp Road, Hammersmith, W6 | 25 minutes from Chiswick House
Excellent small studio theatre staging innovative comedy and more serious productions. The Riverside's location on the Thames in Hammersmith makes it the local theatre of West ... More
 
 
 
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Lea & Sandeman
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167 Chiswick High Road, W4 | 8 minutes from Chiswick House
Fine wines from France and Italy ... More
 
 
 
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Wyndham House Butchers
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
229 Chiswick High Road, W4 | 8 minutes from Chiswick House
The Wyndham House flagship butchers on the Fulham Road fast built up a reputation as one of London's best butchers. This third family-run operation in Chiswick ... More
 
 
 
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Waterstone's - Chiswick
London > Shopping > Books
220-226 Chiswick High Road, W4 | 9 minutes from Chiswick House
Large two-floor bookshop on Chiswick High Road with a large children's department which caters well for local families. This west London branch of Waterstone's ... More
 
 
 
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Chiswick House Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Chiswick House, Burlington Lane, W4 | 2 minutes from Chiswick House
The modern Chiswick House Cafe, in the grounds of Chiswick House, Lord Burlington's 18th-century Palladian villa is a favourite with West London families. After taking a ... More
 
 
 
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Fat Boys Cafe
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10A Edensor Road, W4 | 5 minutes from Chiswick House
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Pissarro's
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Corney Reach Way, Chiswick, W4 | 7 minutes from Chiswick House
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Leiths School of Food and Wine
London > Education > Cookery Courses
16-20 Wendell Road, W12 | 24 minutes from Chiswick House
Courses in practical cookery for enthusiastic amateurs at London's best cookery school. Evening courses at Leiths run from 6.45pm to 9.15pm on a variety ... More
 
 
 
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Wendell Park Primary School
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Cobbold Road, W12 | 25 minutes from Chiswick House
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The Kids Cookery School
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107 Gunnersbury Lane, W3 | 30 minutes from Chiswick House
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Jurlique Day Spa
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300 Chiswick High Road, W4 | 9 minutes from Chiswick House
This fantastic, no-nonsense spa is a great way to treat yourself to a day of pampering, without pushing the boat out too far. Comforting massage, meticulous ... More
 
 
 
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Dukes Meadows Golf Club
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Great Chertsey Road, W4 | 14 minutes from Chiswick House
This nine-hole par-three course next to Chiswick Bridge is in immaculate condition and has the most extensive practice facilities in the London area including a 50-bay ... More
 
 
 
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Ravenscourt Avenue, W6 | 19 minutes from Chiswick House
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The Devonshire Arms
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126 Devonshire Road, Chiswick, W4 | 5 minutes from Chiswick House
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Mawson Arms
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Mawson Lane, W4 | 6 minutes from Chiswick House
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Pickwick's Wine Bar
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13 Devonshire Road, W4 | 8 minutes from Chiswick House
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Vinoteca Chiswick
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
18 Devonshire Road, W4 | 8 minutes from Chiswick House
Vinoteca opens 7th October 2013. Vinoteca has been doing a fine job of serving fine wines in an informal setting since the company opened its first ... More
 
 
 
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Riverside Studios Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Crisp Road, W6 | 25 minutes from Chiswick House
West London's excellent riverside cultural centre offers a cinema, West End standard theatre, cafe, and a comfortable bar with outdoor river terrace under one roof. Situated ... More
 
 
 
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Green Room
London > Nightlife > Bars
45A Goldhawk Road, W12 | 34 minutes from Chiswick House
Where the Bush Bar and Grill used to be - down a dingy alley off Goldhawk Road - we now have the Green Room. Gone is ... More
 
 
 
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Chiswick House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Burlington Lane, Chiswick House Grounds, Chiswick, W4 | Same location as Chiswick House
One of the most glorious examples of 18th century British architecture, Chiswick House was designed by the third Earl of Burlington (1694-1753). A triumph of the ... More
 
 
 
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High Road House
London > Business > Venue Hire
162 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, W4 | 9 minutes from Chiswick House
Chiswick felt like it had truly arrived when Soho House owner Nick Jones decided 2006 was a good time to open up here - 'first Soho, ... More
 
 
 
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Kew Gardens, Richmond upon Thames, TW9 | 27 minutes from Chiswick House
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