Chiswick House and Gardens
Chiswick House is one of the earliest examples of neo-Palladian design in England and the gardens are the birthplace of the English Landscape Movement.
Richard Boyle, third Earl of Burlington designed and built Chiswick House from 1725-1729. The villa was inspired by the architecture and gardens of ancient Rome. The sumptuous interiors and key items of furniture were designed by William Kent and house a rich collection of Old Master Paintings.
The 65 acres of Grade I listed gardens have been loved for centuries, with their combination of grand vistas, architectural delights, water features and wilderness areas. A £12.1m restoration of the gardens has returned them to their mid-18th century glory with new additions including picnic and play areas that create a unique oasis in London.
The sumptuous interiors by William Kent display a rich collection of old Master paintings. Open Sundays-Wednesdays 10am-6pm.
Ten Things to See
Ten of the most beautiful and interesting objects to see in the House.
Please text CHGT50 £5 to 70070 to give £5 and help us reach £20,000 to make essential improvements to the gardens this year.
Hiring a Venue
The House and Gardens can be hired for a romantic wedding reception or as a spectacular event venue.
Café at Chiswick House
Serving delicious sandwiches, soups, and modern British cooking. Open daily from 8.30am.
Information about volunteer opportunities and current vacancies at Chiswick House & Gardens.
Light divine, a night sublime
14 & 15 June, 6.30pm
Hear Handel’s enchanting melodies in the saloon where the composer performed for the cream of 18th-century society.