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Alison Weir Talk: Six Tudor Queens at Strawberry Hill House

Wed 18 Oct 2017

Twickenham 020 8744 3124

Around the World; a treasury of Trees Daily Walk at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Fri 1 Sep - Tue 31 Oct 2017

Richmond Upon Thames 020 8332 5655

Artful Autumn at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Sat 7 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

Richmond Upon Thames 020 8332 5655

Artful Autumn Richard Spruce Botany - Global Scale at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Mon 9 - Fri 27 Oct 2017

Richmond Upon Thames 020 8332 5655

Chocolate Kitchens at Hampton Court at Hampton Court Palace

Thu 14 Sep - Sun 31 Dec 2017

Hampton 0844 482 7777


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Southside House
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

3 Woodhayes Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 4RJ, Tel: 020 8946 7643, Email

Southside House built in the Dutch Baroque Restoration style, provides an enchantingly eccentric backdrop to the lives and loves of generations of the Pennington Mellor Munthe families.

Queen's House

Romney Road, London, Greater London Authority, SE10 9NF, Tel: 020 8312 6603, Email

The first classical-style house in England, by Inigo Jones.

Leighton House Museum

12 Holland Park Road, London, W14 8LZ, Tel: 020 7602 3316, Email

Leighton House Museum is the former home of the Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830-1896). The only purpose-built studio-house open to the public in the United Kingdom, it is one of the most remarkable buildings of the nineteenth


Benjamin Franklin House at The Friends of Benjamin Franklin House


Benjamin Franklin House, 36 Craven Street, London, WC2N 5NF, Tel: 020 7839 2006

In the heart of London, is Benjamin Franklin House, the world's only remaining Franklin home.


18 Stafford Terrace


18 Stafford Terrace, London, W8 7BH, Tel: 020 7602 3316

From 1875, 18 Stafford Terrace was the home of Punch cartoonist Edward Linley Sambourne, his wife Marion, their two children and live-in servants.

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Boston Manor House


Boston Manor Road, Brentford, Greater London Authority, TW8 9JX, Tel: 0845 456 2800

Three state rooms of which the State Drawing Room is most important with its fine plaster ceiling and mantelpiece dating from 1623.


Lauderdale House


Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London, Greater London Authority, N6 5HG, Tel: 020 8348 8716

Old manor house built in 1582 situated in Waterlow Park. Community arts centre with a variety of concerts, children's shows, crafts, exhibitions, workshops and antiques fairs throughout the year.


Lesnes Abbey


Abbey Road, Abbey Wood, Bexley, DA17 5DL, Tel: 01322 526574

In 1178 Lesnes Abbey was founded by Richard de Luci, one of Henry II's 'gentelmen officers', as a house for Austin Canons.


Kew Palace


Kew Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB, Tel: 0844 482 7777

Kew Palace is the smallest and most intimate of the royal palaces.


Royal Botanic Gardens Kew


Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB, Tel: 020 8332 5655

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Houses of Parliament

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Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA, Tel: 020 7219 4114

Tours of the Houses of Parliament offer a unique combination of one thousand years of history, modern day politics, and stunning art and architecture.

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Somerset House


Strand, London, WC2R 1LA, Tel: 020 7845 4600

Somerset House is home to the Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery of world famous paintings, the magnificent Gilbert Collection of decorative arts & the Hermitage Rooms, an exhibition of treasures from The State Hermitage Museum.


The Dickens House Museum at Dickens House Museum Trust


The Dickens House Museum, 48 Doughty Street, London, WC1N 2LF, Tel: 020 7405 2127

The Charles Dickens Museum in London holds the world’s most important collection of material relating to the great novelist and social campaigner.


The Albert Memorial


Visitor Centre, Princes Gate, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AN, Tel: 0207 4950916

The Albert Memorial is situated in Kensington Gardens, London, directly to the north of the Royal Albert Hall


Old Royal Naval College


Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, London, Greater London, SE10 9LW, Tel: 020 8269 4791

The Old Royal Naval College grew up on the site of the Tudor Palace in Greenwich, where Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were born.


Kenwood House

English Heritage

Hampstead Lane, London, NW3 7JR, Tel: 020 8348 1286

This beautiful 18th century villa lies on the edge of Hampstead Heath.


Shakespeare's Globe


New Globe Walk, Bankside, London, Greater London Authority, SE1 9DT, Tel: 020 7902 1500

Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition and theatre tour offer a fascinating introduction to the world-famous Globe Theatre and life in Shakespeare's London.


Hall Place & Gardens

Green Flag Award

Hall Place and Gardens, Bourne Road, Bexley, Kent, DA5 1PQ, Tel: 01322 526574

A fine Grade I listed country house built in 1537 for Sir John Champneys, a wealthy merchant and former Lord Mayor of London.

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  • Rail station: Bexley (1 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
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HMS Belfast


Morgan's Lane, Tooley Street, Southwark, London, SE1 2JH, Tel: 0207 9406300

Explore all nine decks of HMS Belfast and discover its stories from the Second World War and beyond. Weave your way up and down this warship to find out what life was like at war and at sea.


Strawberry Hill House


268 Waldegrave Road, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, TW1 4ST, Tel: 020 8744 1241

Strawberry Hill is Britain's finest example of Georgian Gothic Revival architecture and interior decoration.


Chiswick House

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Chiswick House, Burlington Lane, London, W4 2RP, Tel: 020 3141 3351

Chiswick House is one of the most glorious examples of 18th-century British architecture.

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Ham House and Garden

National Trust

Ham Street, Ham, Richmond, TW10 7RS, Tel: 020 8940 1950

One of London’s best kept secrets, this atmospheric Stuart mansion nestles on the banks of leafy Richmond-upon-Thames.


Museum of the Order of St John


St John's Gate, St John's Lane, London, Greater London Authority, EC1M 4DA, Tel: 020 7324 4070

This 16thC gatehouse was formerly the southern entrance to the Priory of the Medieval Order of St John and contains furniture, painting, silver, coins and medals relating to the Knights' history.


Apsley House

English Heritage

Apsley House, Hyde Park Corner, London, W1J 7NT, Tel: 020 7499 5676

Visit Apsley House, home of the Duke of Wellington after his famous defeat of Napolean at Waterloo in 1815. The Duke enlarged the original house and enriched it with his magnificent art collection.