Chiswick House and Gardens - English Heritage

Chiswick House and Gardens - English Heritage
Greater London
W4 2RP



020 8995 0508


020 8742 3104

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A pioneering example of neoclassical architecture inspired by ancient Rome Arguably one of the most glorious examples of eighteenth-century British architecture, Chiswick House was designed by the third Earl of Burlington, 1694-1753. A promoter of the Palladian style, first pioneered in England by Inigo Jones, Lord Burlington sought to create the kind of house and garden found in the suburbs of ancient Rome. To do this, he employed William Kent to design sumptuous interiors to contrast with the pure white exterior.

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Historic house or home

Opening hours

1-31 Oct Sun-Wed 10am-5pm

Admission charges


Additional info

Access to house: Via gravel courtyard. One step at entrance - ramp available. Ground floor all level; first floor reached via spiral staircase or portico steps. Weather permitting, stair climber is available to first floor. Seats provided in video room, Dome Saloon and Lower Tribune. One wheelchair available in house.
Access to grounds: Level access on tarmac or gravel paths except for Terrace Walk owing to gradient. Benches provided.
Parking: Disabled visitors may park outside the house by arrangement
Visually Impaired Visitors: Audio tour included in admission price. Visitors to cellars should be accompanied; steep steps and low ceilings. Barrels may be touched.
Hearing Impaired Visitors: Audio tour with hearing loop included in admission price.
Visitors With Learning Difficulties: Basic language audio tour included in admission price
Facilities Toilets: Adapted WC available.
Exhibition: Access via ramp.
Shop: Access via ramp

Enjoy the house’s lavish rooms before stepping outside into the classical gardens – a perfect complement to the house itself. An exhibition and video tell the story of the house, grounds and Lord Burlington, including details of his ‘grand tours’ of Europe. He developed a lifelong enthusiasm for the work of sixteenth-century Venetian architect, Andrea Palladio.

Collection details

Architecture, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art