London Visitor Guide

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Carlyle's House

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 pictures.

Fenton House

This enchanting house contains outstanding collections of porcelain, needlework pictures, Georgian furniture and early keyboard instruments. Outside is a delightful walled garden.

Ham House

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.

Red House

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

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.

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