LondonStately Homes, Country Houses & Gardens
Kensington Gardens, London, W8 4PX
Hampton Court Palace
East Molesley, Surrey, KT8 9AU
Kew Palace and Queen Charlotte’s Cottage
Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey,
Marble Hill House: Retreat for a Royal Mistress (or two)
The Magazine Storeyard, Magazine Gate,
Kensington Gardens, London, W2 2UH
Covering 111 hectares (275 acres), Kensington
Gardens is planted with formal avenues of
magnificent trees and ornamental flower beds. It
is a perfect setting for Kensington Palace,
peaceful Italian Gardens, the Albert Memorial,
Peter Pan statue and the Serpentine Gallery.
Court Yard, Off Court Road, London, SE9 5QE
Magnificent Medieval Palace with Art Deco
extension. Visit Eltham Palace, one of the
country's most fabulous and extraordinary homes.
A masterpiece of modern design, it dramatically
shows the glamour and allure of 1930's style.
Restored by English Heritage, Eltham Palace
captures wonderfully the elegant lifestyle of
its creators - Stephen and Virginia Courtauld.
The grounds at Eltham Palace have a fascinating
story to tell about the sites past inhabitants.
Visitors are invited to explore the mix of
medieval and modern design features, which
typify this entire site. From the medieval
remains of Queen Isabella's apartments (c.1315)
to the Courtaulds' exotic rock garden, the
grounds host a rich tapestry of design, which
has evolved to the present day. English Heritage
is undertaking ongoing restoration work to
return the gardens to their 1930's splendour.
24 Cheyne Row, London, SW3 5HL
From 1834 to 1881, Thomas Carlyle, the famous
historian, philosopher, social writer and public
speaker lived in this 1708 Queen Anne terraced
house, located near to the Thames in Chelsea.
Opened in 1895 as a literary shrine, it contains
some of the Carlyle's' furniture, books,
portraits and personal possessions, along with
memorabilia collected over the years. There is a
small walled garden within the grounds and the
surrounding streets are steeped in literary
history and associations.
Royal Botanical Gardens Kew
Kew Green, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB
Kew Gardens covers over 300 acres, and has a vast array of displays. Housing a simply amazing collection of plants from al over the globe. There is so much to see on this vast site that we recommend that you see their website prior to your visit so that you can plan your day before you arrive.