Chiswick House



NileGuide Expert Says:

The grounds are used as a park by local residents & is very dog friendly. Dating back to 1682 the walled kitchen gardens are open to the public several times a year. Brand new in Feb 2010 - a cafe & playground.

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Address:

Burlington Lane
W4 2RP London, United Kingdom

Neighborhood:

Hammersmith/Shepherds Bush/Chiswick

Contact:

tel: +44 20 8995 0508 / +44 20 8572 8279
fax: +44 20 8742 3104

Strenuousness:

Easy

Description:

One the finest examples of Palladian architecture in existence today. Chiswick House was completed in 1729 for the third Earl of Burlington's country residence and used primarily for entertaining. Known as the birthplace of the English Landscape Movement, the gorgeous Italianate gardens are said to have inspired Central Park in New York. Chiswick residents use the gardens as a local park and children are often found climbing the tree used in the Beatles' 1966  Rain video. Located just a few minutes walk from the River Thames and Hogarth's House in West London, Chiswick House is open for tours April through November.  In summer, concerts, operas cricket matches and dog shows are all held on site.


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