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Kensington Palace

London, W8 4PX, Tel: 0844 482 7777, Email

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.

 
 
Hampton Court Palace

East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU, Tel: 0870 752 7777

500 years of royal history. Impressive architecture and opulent interiors of the state apartments and the vast Tudor kitchens. 60 acres of stunning riverside gardens including the world famous maze.

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Tower of London

London, EC3N 4AB, Tel: 0844 482 7777, Email

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.

 
 
 
Kew Palace

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

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

 
 
 
Dr Johnson's House

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

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

 
 
 
Banqueting House

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

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.

 
 
 
Houses of Parliament
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

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

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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Sandycomb Lodge

40 Sandycoombe Road, Twickenham, TW1 2LR, Email

Sandycombe has undergone an extensive conservation programme and is open to the public, we look forward to welcoming visitors and sharing the many stories that have emerged. Visit our website at www.turnershouse.org

 
 
 
Keats House
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Keats Grove, Hampstead, London, NW3 2RR, Tel: 020 7332 3868, Email

This Grade I listed Regency house is where the poet John Keats lived from 1818 to 1820 with his friend Charles Brown. Here he wrote 'Ode to a Nightingale' and met and fell in love with Fanny Brawne.

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  • Rail station: Belsize Park (0.7 mile)
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Westminster Cathedral

Victoria, London, SW1P 1QW, Tel: 020 7798 9055

Called 'A Series of Surprises' because of its unique architecture, mosaics and marble decorations. Westminster Cathedral was begun in 1895.

 
 
 

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.

 
 
 

7 Hammersmith Terrace - Home Of Emery Walker at Emery Walker's House

 
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

7 Hammersmith Terrace, London, W6 9TS, Tel: 020 8741 4104

Emery Walker, friend and advisor to William Morris, lived in this riverside house for 30 years and it preserves the only authentic Arts and Crafts urban interior in Britain

 
 
 

Terrace Gardens

 

Petersham Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW10, Tel: 08456 122 660

Terrace Gardens, located close to Richmond town centre, was originally formed from three separate eighteenth century estates and was opened as a public park in 1887.

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Bromley Hall

 

Gillender Street, Tower Hamlets, London, E14 6RN, Tel: 0845 262 0846

A rare surviving 15th century house and one of the oldest brick built houses in London.

 
 
 

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.

 
 
 

Eltham Palace and Gardens

 
English Heritage

Eltham Palace, Court Yard, Eltham, London, SE9 5QE, Tel: 020 8294 2548

The epitome of 1930s chic, Eltham Palace dramatically demonstrates the glamour and allure of the period.

 
 
 

Southside House

 
Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

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

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.

 
 
 

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.

 
 
 

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.

 
 
 

Royal Hospital Chelsea

 

Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London, Greater London, SW3 4SR, Tel: 020 7881 5246

Home of the Chelsea Pensioners, built by Sir Christopher Wren between 1682 and 1690. The Chapel, Great Hall and Figure Court are of particular interest.

 
 

575 Wandsworth Road

 
National Trust

575, Wandsworth Road, Lambeth, London, SW8 3JD, Tel: 0207 720 9459

The hand-carved fretwork interior of this modest, early 19th Century, terraced house is enthralling and inspiring.

 
 

Dennis Severs House

 

18 Folgate Street, London, Greater London Authority, E1 6BX, Tel: 020 7247 4013

Visitors are invited to wander around the house, to take in an atmosphere. An atmosphere left behind by an 18thC family who you can never actually see.

 
 

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.

 
 
 

Sutton House

 
National Trust

2 & 4 Homerton High Street, Hackney, London, E9 6JQ, Tel: 020 8986 2264

A rare example of a Tudor red-brick house built for Sir Ralph Sadleir, Principal Secretary of State for Henry VIII. Features oak panelling, painted staircase, carved fireplaces and Jacobean wall paintings.