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268 Waldegrave Road, TW1 4ST
 
 
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Mon-Wed 2pm-4.20pm, Sat-Sun 12noon-4.20pm
 
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£8 (Adults), £7 (Concs), £5 (Children), £20 (Family, 2 Adults, up to three Children under 16), FREE (Under 5s) | Groups may be booked at concession price, throughout the year, with the exception of Jan
 

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Strawberry Hill HouseThis sinister Gothic castle is an exotic concoction of mysterious turrets, gilded ceilings and dazzling stained glass windows. Starting life as an unassuming cottage in Twickenham, Strawberry Hill House was bought by Horace Walpole - the son of England's first Prime Minister - in 1749 and was transformed from an orderly Georgian idyll into a magnificent Gothic mansion. Between 1747 and 1792 Walpole, a compulsive collector, doubled its size and in doing so sparked a Gothic revival, establishing a taste for fireplaces and gilded ceilings like mediaeval tombs and vaults, painted glass with rustic and biblical scenes and heraldry. Further additions were made by the Countess Waldegrave in the 19th century. Described by Walpole as "a little plaything house," Strawberry Hill House has been restored with generous support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and World Monuments Fund amongst others and re-opened for the first time in 2010. Open from March to November each year, the house also has a shop and café, plus boasts year-round programme of events including twilight tours, lecture suppers, exhibitions and family activities.

 

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Richmond Hill Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £46  41% off
Richmond Hill, TW10 | 37 minutes from Strawberry Hill House
Richmond Hill Hotel offers you the best of both worlds, a classic setting and a contemporary hotel. Steeped in history, character and charm the 17th Century ... More
 
 
 
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Hampton Court Road, Hampton, TW12 | 2 miles from Strawberry Hill House
Octagonal 18th century temple located in idyllic grounds. This extraordinary octagonal temple was commissioned by celebrated actor, dramatist and theatre manager, David Garrick (1717-1779) as a tribute ... More
 
 
 
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Ham House & Gardens
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Ham Street, Ham, Richmond, TW10 | 18 minutes from Strawberry Hill House
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Hounslow High Street, Hounslow, TW3 | 2.5 miles from Strawberry Hill House
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Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 | 3 miles from Strawberry Hill House
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322 Richmond Road, East Twickenham, TW1 | 31 minutes from Strawberry Hill House
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Ferry Road, Teddington, TW11 | 14 minutes from Strawberry Hill House
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The Bearcat Comedy Club
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Turk's Head, 28 Winchester Road, TW1 | 27 minutes from Strawberry Hill House
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The Turk's Head
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Winchester Road, St Margaret's, TW1 | 27 minutes from Strawberry Hill House
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56 King Street, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 | 12 minutes from Strawberry Hill House
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26-30 Kings Street, TW1 | 13 minutes from Strawberry Hill House
A cycling-only specialist store from Halfords, Cycle Republic opened its first London site in 2014 and now boasts several branches throughout the ... More
 
 
 
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The Real Ale Shop
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371 Richmond Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 | 33 minutes from Strawberry Hill House
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La Dolce Vita
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195 Waldegrave Road, Teddington, TW11 | 7 minutes from Strawberry Hill House
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Capers Deli
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48 King Street, TW1 | 12 minutes from Strawberry Hill House
Highly recommended by Twickenham residents, this delightful deli stocks a huge array of delicious produce including cheese, charcuterie, olives, jams, chutneys, sauces, oil and vinegar, ... More
 
 
 
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London > Education > Arts and Drama
Ealing Studios, W5 | 5.1 miles from Strawberry Hill House
The Artists Theatre School provides Saturday drama workshops at Ealing Studios run by working actors for students in age groups from 5 years to adult. Fees ... More
 
 
 
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The Kids Cookery School
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107 Gunnersbury Lane, W3 | 5.2 miles from Strawberry Hill House
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Cobbold Road, W12 | 5.9 miles from Strawberry Hill House
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Ham Street, Ham, TW10 | 18 minutes from Strawberry Hill House
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Twickenham Stadium
London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
Rugby Road, Twickenham, TW1 | 25 minutes from Strawberry Hill House
The home of English rugby at Twickenham is England's second largest stadium (after Wembley Stadium), with steeply banked stands that create an impressive roar when an ... More
 
 
 
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Hampton Heated Open Air Pool
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High Street, Hampton, TW12 | 33 minutes from Strawberry Hill House
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White Swan
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Riverside, Twickenham, TW1 | 18 minutes from Strawberry Hill House
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107 St Margarets Road, TW1 | 27 minutes from Strawberry Hill House
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Riverside, Off Water Lane, TW9 | 37 minutes from Strawberry Hill House
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Tea Box
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7 Paradise Road, TW9 | 2.1 miles from Strawberry Hill House
Mostly the pick of London's traditional afternoon teas are found within the city's top hotels. But the Tea Box in Richmond's Paradise Road exists only to ... More
 
 
 
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Vinoteca Chiswick
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18 Devonshire Road, W4 | 5.1 miles from Strawberry Hill 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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Munki
London > Nightlife > Bars
12 Putney High Street, SW15 | 5.6 miles from Strawberry Hill House
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Orleans House Gallery
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Riverside, Twickenham, TW1 | 18 minutes from Strawberry Hill House
Orleans House Gallery is sited in a picturesque woodland garden by the Thames at Twickenham. The gallery hosts a lively programme of temporary exhibitions while the adjacent ... More
 
 
 
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Petersham Nurseries
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Off Petersham Road, Petersham, Richmond, TW10 | 29 minutes from Strawberry Hill House
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