Southside House, on Wimbledon Common, provides an enchantingly eccentric backdrop to the lives and loves of generations of the Pennington Mellor Munthe families. Maintained in traditional style without intrusive refurbishment and crowded with family possessions of centuries, Southside offers a wealth of fascinating family stories. Southside has associations with Queen Natalie of Serbia and her son Alexander, and the family also have mementos from the Duke of Wharton, Lady Hamilton and others.
Historic house or home
Southside House opens for guided tours only from Easter Saturday until 2nd of October on Wed, Sat, Sun & Bank Holidays at 200pm & 3.30pm. Groups are welcome at other times by appointment.
Student Concessions: £7.50
Family ticket: £20.00
Special events throughout the year include lectures, concerts, workshops and candle-lit tours.
We regret that Southside is unsuitable for wheelchairs, due to steps and narrow access.
Behind the long facade are the old rooms, still with much of the furniture that Pennington brought here. The house also has connections with Anne Boleyn, Frederick Prince of Wales, Marie Antoinette, Admiral Lord Nelson, Lady Hamilton and Lord Byron. In 1910 John Pennington’s great granddaughter Hilda married Axel Munthe, the famous Swedish doctor and philanthropist who, when old and nearly blind, sat in the garden and laboriously penned his memoir 'The Story of San Michele', which briefly outsold the bible and remains among the best sellers of the 20th century.
Architecture, Design, Fine Art, Personalities, Social History
Key artists and exhibits
- Anne Boleyn, Frederick Prince of Wales, Marie Antoinette, Admiral Lord Nelson, Lady Hamilton, Lord Byron and Axel Munthe.
Ian Shaw at Southside House, Wimbledon
- 24 February 2018 7-9:30pm
BBC Jazz Awards best vocalist
One of the most distinctive, original and creative jazz singers that the UK has produced, as well as being a talented pianist, songwriter and record producer.
£20 per person
An evening of chamber music with THE JIGSAW PLAYERS
- 9 March 2018 8-9:45pm
Emmanuella Reiter, viola - James Burke, clarinet - Sophia Rahman, piano
Mozart Kegelstatt Trio, K. 498
Brahms Sonata Op.120 n.1 played on clarinet
Bruch Extracts from Eight Pieces Op.83
Brahms Sonata Op.120 n.2 played on viola
Schumann Märchenerzählungen, Op 132
£20 per person
A candlelit evening piano and violin recital at Southside House
- 11 March 2018 6am-9:30pm
Elisabeth Zeuthen Schneider is one of the most intuitive, inspirational, and passionate violinists to have come out of Scandinavia in the last 30 years, and is with us with one of her most gifted alumni from THY, her internationally renowned music festival in Denmark.
Gamal Kharmis's own reputation as an exceptional talent is growing across Europe like lightning. We're exceptionally lucky and honoured to have them choose Hellensmusic and the PMM CHARITY TRUST for their first recital together in the UK.
£20.00 per person
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