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

 
Kitchen Garden Open DayKitchen Garden Open Day26th April 2014Saturday 26th April 2014 Where:
Chiswick House,   Burlington Lane      W4 2RP
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Kitchen Garden Open Day
event > Kids Events
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DATES  Saturday 26th April 2014 - 11am-5pm
May Fayre Including Kitchen GardenMay Fayre Including Kitchen GardenA day for the family to get involved in games, entertainment, art activities, crazy golf, croquet, face-painting, circus workshop, gardening and a behind the scenes look in the kitchen where plants will be on sale to make the garden more wildlife friendly.11th May 2014Sunday 11th May 2014 Where:
Chiswick House,   Burlington Lane      W4 2RP
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May Fayre Including Kitchen Garden
event > Kids Events
DATES  Sunday 11th May 2014 - 11am-3pm
A day for the family to get involved in games, entertainment, art activities, crazy golf, croquet, face-painting, circus workshop, gardening and a behind the scenes look in the kitchen where plants will be on sale to make the garden more wildlife friendly.
 

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Shirley Sherwood Gallery London
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Kew Gardens, TW9 | 27 minutes from Chiswick House
Home to thousands of rare plant species and housing an impressive archive, Kew Gardens is the obvious place to stage the world's first gallery dedicated to ...More
 
 
 
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Hogarth's House, Hogarth Lane, Great West Road, W4 | 2 minutes from Chiswick House
Hand-printed wallpapers inspired by plants, landscapes and buildings....More
 
 
 
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Tabard Theatre, 2 Bath Road, W4 | 13 minutes from Chiswick House
Topical humour from the Edinburgh Comedy Award-winning stand-up and TV regular....More
 
 
 
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Tabard Theatre, 2 Bath Road, W4 | 13 minutes from Chiswick House
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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
 
 
 
The Bull's Head, Barnes London
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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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167 Chiswick High Road, W4 | 8 minutes from Chiswick House
Fine wines from France and Italy ...More
 
 
 
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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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160 Chiswick High Road, W4 | 9 minutes from Chiswick House
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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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10A Edensor Road, W4 | 5 minutes from Chiswick House
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Corney Reach Way, Chiswick, , W4 | 7 minutes from Chiswick House
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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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155 Talgarth Road, Hammersmith, London W14 | 36 minutes from Chiswick House
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126 Devonshire Road, Chiswick, W4 | 5 minutes from Chiswick House
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18 Devonshire Road, W4 | 8 minutes from Chiswick House
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45A Goldhawk Road, W12 | 34 minutes from Chiswick House
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162 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, W4 | 9 minutes from Chiswick House
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Marthe Armitage
Exhibitions | Until 27th April 2014 

Hogarth's House 2 minutes walk from Chiswick House

Hand-printed wallpapers inspired by plants, landscapes and buildings....More

Irene Serra
Concerts | On 20th April 2014 

Sam's Brasserie and Bar 9 minutes walk from Chiswick House

London-based jazz vocalist....More

Trio Manouche
Concerts | On 20th April 2014 

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

The group plays Gypsy jazz and swing....More

Peter Miles And The Duncan Lamont Quartet
Concerts | Until 30th September 2014 

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

The singer and his accompanying musicians perform classics from The Great American Songbook....More

Egg-Citing Easter Activities
Kids Events | Until 21st April 2014 

WWT London Wetland Centre 21 minutes walk from Chiswick House

Themed events and activities....More

Easter at London Wetland Centre
Easter at London Wetland Centre
Kids Events | Until 21st April 2014 

WWT London Wetland Centre 21 minutes walk from Chiswick House

Meet the farmyard ducks, the baby ducklings, and learn more about these cute characters waddling around the wetland reserve this ...More

 
The Elusive Line
Exhibitions | Until 20th April 2014 

Riverside Studios 25 minutes walk from Chiswick House

Works in various media exploring the boundaries between figuration and abstraction, by Sophia Burns, James Reynolds, Steven Porter and Natalia ...More

Barbara Oozeerally: Magnolias
Exhibitions | Until 3rd August 2014 

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

Paintings of flowers....More

Glorious Georges
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2014 

Kew Palace 1.4 miles from Chiswick House

To mark the 300th anniversary of the Georgian dynasty, Kew Palace will explore the home of George II's grandson, the ...More

Barbara Oozeerally: Magnolias
Exhibitions | Until 3rd August 2014 

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

Botanical paintings by the former architect and fashion designer....More

 
 
 
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