Chiswick House and Gardens

Facilities at Chiswick House and Gardens

  • Parking

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    The car park is situated just off the westbound A4 (around 10 minutes walk away from the house) and clearly marked by a brown tourist board entrance sign. It has around 100 spaces, and is operated by Hounslow Council. Parking is also available on residential roads around the park and pedestrian access is via gates on Burlington Lane, Staveley Road and Park Road. There is currently no coach parking on site. Please park on Burlington Lane, 50 metres from the entrance.
  • Food And Drink

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    The Chiswick House café (managed by Company of Cooks) is located around 50 metres from the villa, and serves a selection of hot meals, sandwiches, cakes and drinks. A children's menu is available.

    The café offers patrons excellent views of the house and park, and has won several awards for its architecture.

  • Picnic Area

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    Visitors are welcome to picnic in the gardens. We also have specific areas for informal picnicking which are pleasant dog free areas - these include the Western Walled Garden and the fenced lawn in between the Classic Bridge and the Ionic Temple.
  • Shop

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    The shop sells a selection of English Heritage and Chiswick House gifts and themed souvenirs, including books, children's toys and confectionery. The shop is located at the entrance to Chiswick House.

  • Toilets

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    Separate male, female and disabled toilets, including baby changing facilities.
  • Dogs

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    Dog walkers are welcome to enjoy the gardens and exercise their dogs freely, however should observe the 'Dogs on Short Leads' and 'No Dogs' areas at all times. Dogs are not allowed in the house, although assistance dogs are welcome across the site.

  • Museum

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    Chiswick House is an Historic House and a Museum.
  • Gardens

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    The Grade 1 listed gardens are around 66 acres in size and feature a number of bridges, cascades, statues and garden buildings. They are largely flat, with the exception of the path leading to the hill over the cascade. Chiswick House Gardens are widely regarded as the birthplace of the English Landscape Garden, and were recently restored to reveal the original vistas. The gardens and the restoration are managed by the Chiswick House and Gardens Trust.

    Birds and squirrels are often found within the grounds.

  • Audio Tours

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    An audio tour giving the history of the house and an overview of its interiors is available for £2, and lasts about 50 minutes (please be aware that, due to limited availability, this is not available to groups of 10 or more).

    There is also an audio tour for the gardens and this can be be downloaded in advance, allowing visitors to explore the colourful past of Chiswick House and Gardens through the eyes of creative writers, including Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy.

  • Family Friendly

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    Baby Changing Facilities

    Separate male, female and disabled toilets, including baby changing facilities.

    Child Sized Portions

    Yes

    High Chairs

    Yes, available from the café.

    Play Areas / Adventure Playground

    A children's play area is located near to the Chiswick House café. There is plenty of room to run and play in our large open areas, however ball games are not permitted.

    Push Chairs Allowed

    Within the house, pushchairs must be left near the front desk.
  • Education

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    Family Learning

    No family activities are available in the house, however Chiswick House Gardens Trust do arrange children's events for the gardens.

  • Please Be Aware

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    Low ceiling in cellar.

    There is a shallow lake in the gardens. Please keep an eye on children when nearby.

    Heights are located immediately behind cascade (although this is roped off).

  • Guided Tours

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    Admission to the house include free tours at noon on Mondays and Wednesdays, and at noon and 2.30pm at weekends.

    For information about group visits, please visit the Group Visits page for more details.

  • International

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    Foreign Language Audio Tours

    The audio tour is available in English, French and German.
  • Venue Hire

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    Available For Event Hire

    There are a variety of venues at this property that are available to hire for corporate events. Please visit Chiswick House and Gardens Trust's website for further information.

    Civil Weddings

    The house, the conservatory or a semi-permanent marquee can be hired for weddings and functions. A marquee is also available for events. Please visit Chiswick House and Gardens Trust's website for further information.

  • Commercial Photograph And Filming

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    English Heritage welcomes amateur photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures of your visit with us on social media.

    If you are looking to use one of our sites for commercial, corporate or professional photography or as a filming location, please contact our filming team as soon as possible to check availability and acquire the relevant permissions and paperwork.

    Due to the delicate nature of our sites, English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.

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Chiswick House and Gardens

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Burlington Lane, Chiswick, London, W4 2RP
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