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Introduction to the Gardens at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Mon 23 Jan - Sun 31 Dec 2017

Richmond Upon Thames 020 8332 5655

Rebecca Louise Law: Life in Death at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Fri 3 Feb 2017 - Sun 11 Mar 2018

Richmond Upon Thames 020 8332 5655

Richmond Borough Art Collection and its Creators at Orleans House Gallery

Fri 1 Sep 2017 - Sat 31 Mar 2018

Twickenham 020 8831 6000

Chocolate Kitchens at Hampton Court at Hampton Court Palace

Thu 14 Sep - Sun 31 Dec 2017

Hampton 0844 482 7777

Christmas at Kew at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Wed 22 Nov 2017 - Mon 1 Jan 2018

Richmond Upon Thames 020 8332 5655


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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.

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

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.


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.


Doctor Johnson's House


17 Gough Square, London, EC4A 3DE, Tel: 020 7353 3745

Early 18thC house with a collection of portrait prints of Dr Johnson and his circle of friends.


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


Buckingham Palace


London, Greater London, SW1A 1AA, Tel: 020 7766 7300

Buckingham Palace is the working headquarters of the Monarchy, where The Queen carries out her official and ceremonial duties as Head of State of the United Kingdom and Head of the Commonwealth.


Museum of Fulham Palace


Bishops Avenue, London, Greater London Authority, SW6 6EA, Tel: 020 7736 3233

Historic building. Highlights include Tudor courtyard, 18thC walled garden, botanical collection and Museum of Fulham Palace.


Carlyle's House

National Trust

24 Cheyne Row, London, Greater London Authority, SW3 5HL, Tel: 020 7352 7087

Historian, social writer, ethical thinker and powerful public speaker, Thomas Carlyle lived in this 1708 Queen Anne terraced house, close to the Thames in Chelsea, from 1834 to 1881.


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.


Westminster Hall


Houses of Parliament, London, SW1A 2TT, Tel: 0207 2195532

Westminster Hall in London.


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.


Chiswick House

English HeritageSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

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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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.


Linley Sambourne House


18 Stafford Terrace, London, Greater London Authority, W8 7BH, Tel: 020 7361 2295

Home of Linley Sambourne, chief political cartoonist of Punch. Unique survival of a town house, complete with furnishing and decoration, which reflect the artistic taste of the period (1880s).


The Travellers Club


106 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5EP, Tel: 0207 9308688

The present building was opened in 1832 to much acclaim.


Forty Hall Museum and Gardens


Forty Hill, Enfield, Greater London Authority, EN2 9HA, Tel: 020 8379 3770

Museum with 17thC and 18thC furniture and pictures, ceramics, glass, maps, local history displays and temporary loan exhibitions.


Fitzroy House

Historic Houses Association Member

37 Fitzroy Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 6DX, Tel: 020 7255 2422

Built in 1791, Fitzroy House was formerly inhabited by playwright George Bernard Shaw. Today it shows the life and work of L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, who worked there in the late 1950s.


Kensington Palace


London, W8 4PX, Tel: 0844 482 7777

Generations of royal Women have shaped this stylish palace. The birthplace and childhood home of Queen Victoria, the palace first became a royal residence for William and Mary in 1689.


Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms


Clive Steps, King Charles Street, London, Greater London Authority, SW1A 2AQ, Tel: 020 7930 6961

The Churchill Museum is the first major museum dedicated to the life and achievements of Sir Winston Churchill.


Banqueting House


Horse Guards, Whitehall, London, SW1A 2ER, Tel: 0844 482 7777

This revolutionary building, is the first in England to be designed in a Palladian style by Inigo Jones. The Banqueting House is most famous for one real life drama, the execution of Charles I.


Hogarth's House


Hogarth Lane, Great West Road, London, Greater London Authority, W4 2QN, Tel: 0845 456 2800

Hogarth's House in Chiswick, built around 1700, was the country home of the great painter, engraver and satirist William Hogarth (1697 - 1764) from 1749 until his death.


Tower of London


London, EC3N 4AB, Tel: 0844 482 7777

One of the most famous fortified buildings in the world. Begun in 1078 by William the Conqueror, the Tower has been a palace, prison, treasury, arsenal and even a zoo! Today the Tower houses the priceless Crown Jewels.


Church Farmhouse Museum


Greyhound Hill, London, Greater London Authority, NW4 4JR, Tel: 020 8203 0130

Local museum housed in the oldest surviving house in its area. Set in a small garden with period furnished rooms.