Chiswick House and Gardens in London

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Maintained by English Heritage, Chiswick House is a famous and fine example of the 18th century Palladian style of British architecture. The third Earl of Burlington (1694-1753), who designed this elegant Classical villa close to the Thames, drew inspiration from his ''grand tours'' of Italy, while William Kent was employed to create sumptuous interiors to contrast with the pure exterior. The classical gardens, although much reduced from their original size, are the perfect complement to the hou
Price: £4, children £2, concessions £3, family £10, EH members free
Hours: W-Su and bank holidays 1 Apr-31 Oct 10AM-5PM, Sa until 2PM
Address: Burlington Ln, Chiswick
Directions: Bus 190 (Hammersmith-Richmond)