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
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£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

Giffords CircusGiffords CircusGiffords CircusThe family-run vintage Giffords Circus returns in its signature burgundy and gold wagons to Chiswick House for the first time in ten years with a brand new show, Moon Songs, for summer 2015. Known for their idiosyncratic, beautifully designed shows, the 90 minute Moon Songs, performed in a billowing tent, invites audiences to enter the world of2015-06-11T00:00:00+01002015-06-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Chiswick House, † Burlington Lane† † † W4 2RP
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event > Kids Events > Attractions Events - Circus
DATES11th to 24th June 2015
The family-run vintage Giffords Circus returns in its signature burgundy and gold wagons to Chiswick House for the first time in ten years with a brand new show, Moon Songs, for summer 2015. Known for their idiosyncratic, beautifully designed shows, the 90 minute Moon Songs, performed in a billowing tent, invites audiences to enter the world of...†More about this event
Open Garden Squares 2015Open Garden Squares 2015Explore over 200 gardens from traditional, historical and experimental.2015-06-13T12:00:00+01002015-06-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Chiswick House, † Burlington Lane† † † W4 2RP
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Open Garden Squares 2015
Summer Opera In The Gardens Of Chiswick HouseSummer Opera In The Gardens Of Chiswick HouseLondon-based Focus Opera presents Verdi's tragic opera La Traviata and Johan Strauss' Die Fledermaus.2015-07-01T18:30:00+01002015-07-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Chiswick House, † Burlington Lane† † † W4 2RP
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Summer Opera In The Gardens Of Chiswick House
Focus Opera: Die FledermausFocus Opera: Die FledermausAn adaptation of Johann Strauss's sparkling comedy set in the heady days of the 1980s. Sung in English.2015-07-02T19:30:00+01002015-07-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Chiswick House, † Burlington Lane† † † W4 2RP
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Focus Opera: Die Fledermaus
William Shakespeare's Romeo + JulietWilliam Shakespeare's Romeo + JulietRomeo and Juliet are the youngest members of their clans, the Montagues and Capulets, who have been at war with one another for many years. Bloodshed, bitterness and betrayal litters the two clans' histories, both sides too proud and too consumed with anger to broker a lasting peace. In these tense times, Romeo and Juliet fall in love and attempt t2015-08-12T20:30:00+01002015-08-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Chiswick House, † Burlington Lane† † † W4 2RP
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William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet
Top GunTop GunTestosterone-fuelled action adventure charting the fortunes of a cocky air force pilot with the hots for his sassy female instructor.2015-08-13T20:30:00+01002015-08-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Chiswick House, † Burlington Lane† † † W4 2RP
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Top Gun

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Chiswick House† The main gates of Chiswick House and Grounds †

Chiswick House - The main gates of Chiswick House and Grounds

Chiswick House The main gates of Chiswick House and Grounds†

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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† 30% 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 £47† 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 £82† 38% 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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    7 Hammersmith Terrace
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    Hammersmith, 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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    The National Archives
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    Ruskin Avenue, TW9 | 19 minutes from Chiswick House
    Located in Kew - one of Greater London's most idyllic locations - The National Archives manages one of the largest archival collections in the world. From ... More
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    WWT London Wetland Centre
    London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
    Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes, SW13 | 21 minutes from Chiswick House
    A mosaic of created wetland habitats spread over 43 hectares, developed on the site of a disused Victorian reservoir, forms the site of the London Wetland ... More
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    Kite Art Studios
    London > Attractions > Activities for Kids
    Priory Mews, 2B Bassein Park Road, W12 | 24 minutes from Chiswick House
    Set in an attractive white-painted West London studio, Kite Art offer an imaginative range of courses and workshops for kids of all ages. Individual classes are ... More
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    Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)
    London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
    Kew, Richmond, TW9 | 27 minutes from Chiswick House
    Since the 18th century, these extensive gardens have been the spiritual home of botany in England, if not in Europe. From the cooling glades of the ... More
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    Giffords Circus
    London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 11th to 24th June 2015
    Chiswick House, Burlington Lane, W4 | Same location as Chiswick House
    The family-run vintage Giffords Circus returns in its signature burgundy and gold wagons to Chiswick House for the first time in ten years with a brand ...More
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    Madame Manet A New Play By Gareth Cadwallader
    London > Events > Theatre †Dates: Saturday 23rd May 2015 - 2.30pm-4pm
    Tabard Theatre, 2 Bath Road, W4 | 13 minutes from Chiswick House
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    Bluebird By Simon Stephens
    London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 5th to 30th May 2015 - 7.30pm-9.30pm
    Tabard Theatre, 2 Bath Road, W4 | 13 minutes from Chiswick House
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    Tabard Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    2 Bath Road, W4 | 13 minutes from Chiswick House
    Located above the Tabard pub in Chiswick, the Tabard Theatre hosts all kinds of live entertainment from experimental work and comedy to Shakespeare. Opened ... More
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    The Bull's Head, Barnes
    London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
    373 Lonsdale Road, SW13 | 17 minutes from Chiswick House
    The Bull's Head, or 'The Bull', as it's known by locals, is located in a prominant spot in Barnes, overlooking the River Thames and boasts a ... More
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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
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    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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    The Old Cinema
    London > Shopping > House and Garden
    160 Chiswick High Road, W4 | 9 minutes from Chiswick House
    A vertiable treasure trove for antiques, vintage and retro furniture and furnishings, The Old Cinema in Chiswick is the place to go for, say, a 1950s ... 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
    London > Restaurants > Thai restaurants
    10A Edensor Road, W4 | 5 minutes from Chiswick House
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    Pissarro's
    London > Restaurants > International restaurants
    Corney Reach Way, Chiswick, W4 | 7 minutes from Chiswick House
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    Leiths School of Food and Wine - Evening Classes
    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 of topics ... More
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    The Kids Cookery School
    London > Education > Cookery Courses
    107 Gunnersbury Lane, W3 | 30 minutes from Chiswick House
    The Kids' Cookery School in West London is a unique venue offering cookery classes and workshops for children aged three upwards. Children can have fun creating ... More
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    London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art
    London > Education > Arts and Drama
    155 Talgarth Road, Hammersmith, London W14 | 36 minutes from Chiswick House
    LAMDA is among the most famous and prestigious acting schools in the world. It is very hard to be selected for a course here, but almost ... More
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    Chiswick House
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    Burlington Lane, 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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    Jurlique Day Spa
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    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
    London > Leisure > Golf
    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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    The Devonshire Arms
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    126 Devonshire Road, Chiswick, W4 | 5 minutes from Chiswick House
    The second gastropub from the Gordon Ramsay group might not look like much from the outside but the wood paneling, high ceilings, large windows and original ... More
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    Mawson Arms
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    Mawson Lane, W4 | 6 minutes from Chiswick House
    The Mawson Arms is a lovely traditional pub right on the Fuller's Brewery site and is the starting point for the brewery tour. The beer, as ... More
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    Pickwick's Wine Bar
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    13 Devonshire Road, W4 | 8 minutes from Chiswick House
    Despite the name, Pickwick's Wine Bar feels more like a pub and one that's well worth a visit for its friendly if slightly eccentric atmosphere. Live ... More
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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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    Madame Manet A New Play By Gareth Cadwallader
    Theatre | Until 23rd May 2015 

    Tabard Theatre 13 minutes walk from Chiswick House

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    Barnes & Breezy
    Concerts | On 23rd May 2015 

    The Bull's Head, Barnes 17 minutes walk from Chiswick House

    Multi-award winning saxophonist Alan Barnes leads the Soh Breezy Sextet....More

    Animal Encounters
    Leisure | Until 31st May 2015 

    WWT London Wetland Centre 21 minutes walk from Chiswick House

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    Bugsy Malone
    Bugsy Malone
    Theatre | Until 5th September 2015 

    Lyric Hammersmith 1.4 miles from Chiswick House

    Sir Alan Parker's world famous musical Bugsy Malone comes to London in 2015. With the creator giving rare permission for ...More

     
    Kew Gardens and Kew Palace Tickets
    Kew Gardens and Kew Palace Tickets
    Attraction | Next performance 23rd May 2015 

    Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) 1.4 miles from Chiswick House

    Since the 18th century, these extensive gardens have been the spiritual home of botany in England, if not in Europe. ...More

     
    Bill Maher
    Comedy | On 23rd May 2015 

    Hammersmith Apollo 1.43 miles from Chiswick House

    American satirist, comedian, humorous writer and TV host. With support from Bobby Mair....More

    The Angry Brigade
    Theatre | Until 13th June 2015 

    Bush Theatre 1.9 miles from Chiswick House

    An urban guerrilla group takes form and targets Members of Parliament, the police, and beauty pageant queens. No-one is safe ...More

    Eddie And The Hot Rods
    Concerts | On 23rd May 2015 

    Half Moon 2.07 miles from Chiswick House

    The veteran band from Essex, that was prominent during the early days of punk-rock, plays pub rock....More

    The Suggestibles Improv Comedy Show
    Comedy | Until 4th July 2015 

    Cumberland Arms 2.12 miles from Chiswick House

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    Art15
    Art15
    Exhibitions | Until 23rd May 2015 

    Olympia London 2.15 miles from Chiswick House

    For the third edition of Art15 the global art fair at Olympia gets a new director. Kate Bryan, previously Director ...More

     
     
     
     
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