Chiswick House & Gardens
Experience a beautiful heritage site for a perfect family day out in London when you head to Chiswick House & Gardens
Chiswick House & Gardens is a beautiful historic venue located in the heart of West London.
The house, built in the 18th century, is an example of neo-Palladian architecture and wouldn't at all look out of place alongside the canals of Venice. The gardens, designed by renowned landscape architect William Kent, are a stunning blend of formal and natural elements, featuring a lake, a cascade, and a variety of plants and trees.
The main rooms are filled with beautiful artwork and furniture that make for some inspiring viewing. Visitors can also explore the gardens and enjoy the peaceful surroundings, they make the perfect place for a picnic, a leisurely stroll or a walk with the dogs.
One of the most popular spots in the garden is a Greek temple which is a great place to relax and enjoy the views. Keep an eye out for the lion statue that Lord Burlington had made for the gardens.
Enjoy the peace and tranquility of an iconic heritage site and horticultural haven at the kitchen gardens
Building on its 350-year history, the walled Kitchen Garden is a thriving, productive space within the 65-acre Chiswick Gardens. It’s where community groups meet, garden, get creative and feel at ease. It’s where broad range of produce is grown, sold and donated to local food charities.
You can chat to gardeners and see them at work, get opportunities to pick and taste the garden's yummy produce and buy some delicacies in the Conservatory's pop-up shop.
Overall, Chiswick House & Gardens is a must-see destination for anyone interested in history, architecture, or nature. The combination of beautiful surroundings and a rich cultural heritage make it a truly unique and special place to visit. Be sure to visit the Chiswick House and Gardens Café to enjoy a lovely dinner with your family before you leave.
How to find us
Chiswick House and Gardens is sign-posted on brown tourist boards on the A4 from the west of Hogarth Roundabout (junction with A316). The postcode is W4 2QN.
If you are visiting the gardens during the day, the public car park is situated just off the westbound A4 and clearly marked by a brown tourist board entrance sign. The car park is a 5-10 minute walk from the House along uneven gravel paths.
The car park has spaces for 60 cars including three disabled spaces. The charging hours are 8am to 6pm every day including Public and Bank Holidays.
The nearest train station is Chiswick; the station is a 13 minute walk to the Burlington Lane Gate.
There are currently three local bus routes which stop nearby:
- 190 Hammersmith–Richmond
- E3 Greenford–Chiswick
- 533 Chiswick–Mortlake Cemetery
There are bike racks at the park entrances that are close to the House and Café.
The nearest tube station is Turnham Green on the District Line, if you’re travelling from central London, make sure the destination of the tube is either Ealing Broadway or Richmond. Chiswick House is a 20 minute walk from Turnham Green. You can get the E3 bus from there to Stop L, Chiswick House.
16th March 2023 - 29th October 2023
- Café & Shop
- Wheelchair access
- Dog bags
- Paid parking
- Cyclists are allowed in the grounds but please keep to the tarmacked paths at the edge of the Gardens and don’t cycle on the grass and walking paths within the Gardens.
- Due to London’s Streetspace plan, Staveley Road and Burlington Road have restrictions entry for non-residents.
- The 65-acre gardens are open daily from 7am until dusk all year round and entry is free.