Days Out in London

Kenwood House, London

Discover great days out in London at some of the capital's most iconic houses and gardens this season. From the inspiring Wellington Arch with its year-round programme of exhibitions to the Art Deco decadence of Eltham Palace, there is plenty to do for all the family.

We have now switched to our summer opening hours, meaning that there is even more time for you to enjoy our properties and events on your visit. Please check opening times before you travel.

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  • Seasonal splendour: Take a walk through the exquisite gardens of Eltham Palace.
  • Quadriga Gallery: Don't miss the rotating exhibition at Wellington Arch, located right in the heart of royal London.
  • International artwork: Discover paintings by Velazquez and Rubens at 'Number One London'.

Places to visit : London

Apsley House
Apsley House

London

Apsley House, home of the first Duke of Wellington and his descendants, stands right in the heart of London at Hyde Park Corner.

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Eltham Palace and Gardens
Eltham Palace and Gardens

London

When millionaires Stephen and Virginia Courtauld built their 1930s Art Deco mansion by the Great Hall of medieval Eltham Palace, they created a masterpiece of 20th-century design.

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Kenwood
Kenwood

London

This outstanding house beside Hampstead Heath was remodelled by Robert Adam between 1764 and 1779. He transformed the original brick building into a majestic villa for the great judge, Lord Mansfield.

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Wellington Arch
Wellington Arch

London

Set in the heart of Royal London at Hyde Park Corner. Discover the latest exhibition in the Quadriga Gallery: 'Carscapes: How the Motor Car Reshaped England'.

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Chapter House and Pyx Chamber
Chapter House and Pyx Chamber

London

Built by the royal masons in 1250, the Chapter House of Westminster Abbey was originally used in the 13th century by Benedictine monks for their daily meetings.

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Jewel Tower
Jewel Tower

London

The Jewel Tower, or 'King's Privy Wardrobe', was built c.1365 to house Edward III's treasures.

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Events : London

We Will Remember Them: London's Great War Memorials
Venue: Quadriga Gallery, Wellington Arch, London
Date: Wed 16 Jul - Sun 30 Nov

2014 sees the start of the Great War commemorations. This display will show rarely seen working drawings of the designs for the London First World War memorials.

Paintings Tour of Marble Hill House 
Venue: Marble Hill House, London
Date: Sat 27 Sep 2014

Find out about the beautiful artwork at Marble Hill in this specialist guided tour.

Storytelling Sundays
Venue: Kenwood House, London
Date: Sun 28 Sept 2014

Discover the stories behind Kenwood’s collection with our interactive storytelling sessions for families. Storytelling is aimed at children aged 3+ with parents/carers and friends.

An evening with Bernard Cornwell
Venue: Apsley House, London
Date: Tues 21 Oct 2014

Join us in the Waterloo Gallery of Apsley House as world-famous author Bernard Cornwell presents his brand new book 'Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles'. Ticket price includes a copy of this exciting new book.

Ghosts and Ghouls
Venue: Eltham Palace and Gardens, London
Date: Sun 26 - Tue 28 Oct 2014

Grab your cloaks and steady your nerves as your little horrors scare themselves silly this Halloween. Thrilling tricks and tasty treats await at eerie Eltham Palace.

Storytelling Sundays
Venue: Kenwood House, London
Date: Sun 26 Oct 2014

Discover the stories behind Kenwood’s collection with our interactive storytelling sessions for families. Storytelling is aimed at children aged 3+ with parents/carers and friends.

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