Follow in Tennyson's and Browning's footsteps as a visitor to the home
of Thomas Carlyle, the Victorian writer and socialist. Carlyle lived
in this Queen Anne terraced house from 1834 to 1881, and it contains
many of his personal possessions including furniture, books and
This enchanting house contains
outstanding collections of porcelain, needlework pictures, Georgian
furniture and early keyboard instruments. Outside is a delightful
One of the grand houses along the
Thames, Ham is an outstanding example of 17th-century fashion with
lavish interiors. The formal gardens include famous lavender
parterres. Ham is reputedly one of the most haunted houses in Britain.
Morden Hall Park
If you live in south-west London, this
tranquil parkland with the River Wandle meandering through it offers
an open space oasis on your doorstep. The heavenly scent of over 2,000
fragrant and colourful roses in the rose garden fills the air in late
spring. The park also has hay meadows, wetlands and a collection of
old estate buildings to explore.
Osterley Park and House
This spectacular mansion and its
surrounding gardens, park and farmland is one of the last surviving
country estates in London.
It's hard to exaggerate the importance
of Red House to architecture and garden design. The former home of
William Morris is the perfect starting point for finding out about his
work and the Arts & Crafts Movement. The house retains many of the
original features and fixed items of furniture designed by Morris and
Red House's architect Philip Webb.
Sutton House is the oldest house in
London's East End. This Tudor house with a fascinating history tells
the tale of five centuries of family history, changing styles and
tastes. Touch and smell the objects in the authentic Tudor kitchen.
2 Willow Road
Walk into a brave new world at 2 Willow
Road, the 1930s Modernist house designed by Ernö Goldfinger. This is
one of Britain's finest examples of Modern Movement architecture. The
house has complete original furnishings and an outstanding collection
of modern art, with works by Henry Moore, Max Ernst and Marcel Duchamp.