Chiswick House and Gardens Trust

Chiswick House & Gardens
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Chiswick House is a pioneering example of neoclassical architecture inspired by ancient Rome Arguably one of the most glorious examples of eighteenth-century British architecture. It was designed by the third Earl of Burlington, 1694-1753. 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.

The grade I historic Gardens at Chiswick House have been loved for centuries. With their combination of grand vistas and hidden pathways, architectural delights and a dazzling array of flowers, shrubs and specimen trees, they create a unique 65 acre oasis in this corner of London.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

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

Admission charges



  • National Art Pass
  • English Heritage

Additional info

Chiswick House Gardens: Open daily from 7am to dusk - FREE entry

The House and Shop are open from 30th March – 31st October. Open Daily 10am-5pm, except Tuesdays. £7.50 adult, £5.00 concession and free for children under 18. Free for English Heritage and Art Fund members.

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

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Lady Burlington silhouette

The Working Women of Chiswick: Curator Talk

  • 16 May 2018 From 2pm, From 7pm

Join us for a fascinating talk with Chiswick House curator Esme Whitaker and  find out about the hard working women who contributed to life at Chiswick in the 18th and early 19th century – including a slater, a supplier of artificial stone ornaments, and a housekeeper turned reluctant tour guide.

The talk will be followed by a viewing of Chiswick House, and Esme will be on hand to answer personal questions you may have.

In 2018 we are marking a major milestone in women’s suffrage. One hundred years ago, with the passing of the Representation of the People Act, some women were given the right to vote in the national elections for the first time.

To celebrate, Chiswick House will be exploring the lesser known stories of the women who made Chiswick – aristocratic ladies with money and great social influence, 18th-century business women taking on the building trade, and housekeepers ensuring the smooth running of the household. Although these women would never get to cast their vote, they left their mark on Chiswick House and Gardens.

Discover more about the Women who made Chiswick and book today.


£25: Talk and Chiswick House entry


Chiswick House and Gardens Trust
Chiswick House and Gardens
Greater London
W4 2RP




020 3141 3350

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