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Kenwood House
Kenwood HouseTop Pick

Kenwood House, Hampstead Lane, London, NW3 7JR

Operated by English Heritage, 17th century former stately home, interiors by Robert Adam, features collection of Old...Read more

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Apsley House
Apsley House

Apsley House, 149 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7NT

Operated by English Heritage, also known as Wellington Museum, home of The Duke of Wellington, significant...Read more

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18 Stafford Terrace
Stafford Terrace

18 Stafford Terrace, 18 Stafford Terrace, London, W8 7BH

Also known as Linley Sambourne House, home of the Victorian Punch cartoonist Edward Linley Sambourne, features much...Read more

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Banqueting House, Whitehall
Banqueting House, Whitehall

Banqueting House, Whitehall, Whitehall, Westminster, London, SW1A 2ER

17th century ornate building used for entertaining, designed by Inigo Jones, only remaining component of the Palace...Read more

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Dr Johnson's House
Dr Johnson's House

Dr Johnson's House, 17 Gough Square, London, EC4A 3DE

18th-century townhouse home of 18th-century English writer Samuel JohnsonRead more

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Spencer House, London
Spencer House

Spencer House, London, 27 Saint James's Place, London, SW1A 1NR

18th-century mansion with restored state rooms and gardenRead more

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Syon House
Syon House

Syon House, Syon Park, London, TW8 8JF

Family residence of the Duke of Northumberland, 18th-century house with interior by Robert Adam, collections of...Read more

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Charles Dickens Museum
Charles Dickens Museum

Charles Dickens Museum, 48 Doughty Street, London, WC1N 2LX

Mid-19th century period house with original papers, furniture and items relating to author Charles DickensRead more

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Fenton House
Fenton House

Fenton House, Hampstead Grove, London, NW3 6SP

Operated by the National Trust, 17th century merchant's house, features collections of early keyboard instruments,...Read more

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Ham House
Ham House

Ham House, Ham Street, Surrey, TW10 7RS

Operated by the National Trust, 17th century grand house, fine interiors and historic gardens, collections of...Read more

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Hogarth's House
Hogarth's House

Hogarth's House, Great West Road, London, W4 2QN

Home of the 18th-century English artist William HogarthRead more

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Keats House
Keats House

Keats House, 10 Keats Grove, London, NW3 2RR

Early 19th century home of Romantic poet John KeatsRead more

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Clarence House
Clarence House

Clarence House, London, SW1A 1BA

Official residence of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of CornwallRead more

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Strawberry Hill House
Strawberry Hill

Strawberry Hill House, 268 Waldegrave Road, London, TW1 4ST

Gothic villa home of Horace WalpoleRead more

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Ranger's House
Ranger's House (Wernher Collection)

Ranger's House, Chesterfield Walk, London, SE10 8QX

Operated by English Heritage, Georgian villa with fine and decorative art collection, including silver and jewels,...Read more

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2 Willow Road
2 Willow RoadTop Pick

2 Willow Road, 2 Willow Road, Hampstead, London, NW3 1TH

Operated by the National Trust, modernist terrace house designed by Ernő Goldfinger, features a significant...Read more

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Benjamin Franklin House
Benjamin Franklin House

Benjamin Franklin House, 36 Craven Street, London, WC2N 5NF

18th-century house where Benjamin Franklin lived for 16 years, exhibits on his life, science activitiesRead more

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Carlyle's House
Carlyle's House

Carlyle's House, Carlyle's House, London, SW3

Operated by the National Trust, Victorian period townhouse home of historian and philosopher Thomas CarlyleRead more

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Jewel Tower
Jewel Tower

Jewel Tower, Abingdon Street, London, SW1P 3JX

Operated by English Heritage, one of only two surviving sections of the mediaeval royal Palace of Westminster,...Read more

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Freud Museum
Freud Museum

Freud Museum, 20 Maresfield Gardens, London, NW3 5SX

Home of Dr. Sigmund Freud, features his study, exhibits on his life and works, collection of Ancient Egyptian...Read more

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Kew Palace
Kew Palace

Kew Palace, London, TW9 3AE

Former royal palace located within the Kew GardensRead more

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Marble Hill House
Marble Hill House

Marble Hill House, Richmond Road, London, TW1 2NL

Operated by English Heritage, 18th century Palladian villa with Georgian interiorRead more

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Lambeth Palace
Lambeth Palace

Lambeth Palace, London, SE1 7JU

Tours of the official London residence of the Archbishop of CanterburyRead more

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Queen's Gallery
Queen's Gallery

Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1A 1AA

Exhibitions of items from the Royal Collection, located at Buckingham PalaceRead more

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Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace, London, SW1A 1AA

Official London residence of the British monarch, public tours of the state rooms, includes Queen's Gallery and Royal...Read more

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Chiswick House
Chiswick House

Chiswick House, Chiswick House, London, W4

18th century neo-Palladian villa with large collection of art and furniture, gardensRead more

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Fulham Palace
Fulham Palace

Fulham Palace, Bishop's Avenue, London, SW6 6EA

Mediaeval former residence of the Bishop of London, also art galleryRead more

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Mansion House, London
Mansion House

Mansion House, London, Walbrook, London, EC4N 8BH

Guided tours of the public rooms of the official residence of the Lord Mayor of the City of London, includes city...Read more

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Sutton House, London
Sutton HouseTop Pick

Sutton House, London, 2 & 4 Homerton High Street, London, E9 6JQ

Operated by the National Trust, 16th century Tudor houseRead more

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Osterley Park
Osterley Park and HouseTop Pick

Osterley Park, Jersey Road, London, TW7 4RB

Operated by the National Trust, late 18th-century palace designed by Robert Adam, ornate interiors, gardensRead more

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575 Wandsworth Road
575 Wandsworth Road

575 Wandsworth Road, 575 Wandsworth Road, London, SW8 3JD

Operated by the National Trust, 18th century terrace house with interiors designed by Kenyan poet and civil...Read more

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7 Hammersmith Terrace
7 Hammersmith Terrace

7 Hammersmith Terrace, 7 Hammersmith Terrace, London, W6 9TS

Former home of Emery Walker, friend and mentor to William Morris, house features Arts and Crafts style interiorRead more

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Boston Manor House
Boston Manor House

Boston Manor House, Boston Manor House, London, TW8 9JX

17th century Jacobean manor houseRead more

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Danson House
Danson House

Danson House, London, DA6 8HL

18th century Georgian houseRead more

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Down House
Down House

Down House, Luxted Road, London, BR6 7JT

Operated by English Heritage, home of naturalist Charles Darwin where he wrote "On the Origin of Species"Read more

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Eastbury Manor House
Eastbury Manor House

Eastbury Manor House, Eastbury Manor House, London, IG11 9SN

Owned by the National Trust, 16th century Tudor gentry house, local history displaysRead more

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Eltham Palace
Eltham Palace

Eltham Palace, Court Yard, London, SE9 5QE

Operated by English Heritage, 1930s Art Deco house with mediaeval Great HallRead more

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Hall Place
Hall Place

Hall Place, Hall Place, London, DA5 1PQ

16th & 17th century former stately home, exhibits from the Bexley Museum's collections including art, social history,...Read more

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Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace, London, KT8 9AU

Former royal palace, King Henry VIII exhibition, Tudor kitchen, Tudor-period living history programmes, gardens, mazeRead more

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Handel House Museum
Handel House Museum

Handel House Museum, 25 Brook Street, London, W1K 4HB

18th century period townhouse, home of baroque composer George Frideric HandelRead more

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Little Holland House, Carshalton
Little Holland House

Little Holland House, Carshalton, 40 Beeches Avenue, London, SM5 3LW

Arts and Crafts home of the artist Frank Dickinson (1874–1961) with interior influenced by John Ruskin and William...Read more

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Pitzhanger Manor
Pitzhanger Manor

Pitzhanger Manor, Mattock Lane, London, W5 5EQ

Also known as PM Gallery and House, manor designed by architect John Soane with PM Gallery for contemporary art....Read more

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Kew Gardens
Queen Charlotte's Cottage

Kew Gardens, London, TW9 2AA

Located within the Kew Gardens, 18th century rustic country retreat built for Queen Charlotte, open seasonallyRead more

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Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge
Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge

Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge, 8 Ranger's Road, London, E4 7QH

Tudor hunting lodgeRead more

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Rainham Hall
Rainham Hall

Rainham Hall, Broadway, London, RM13 9YN

Operated by the National Trust, 18th-century Queen Anne houseRead more

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Red House (London)
Red House

Red House (London), Red House Lane, London, DA6 8JF

Operated by the National Trust, 19th-century house commissioned, created and lived in by William Morris, founder of...Read more

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Soseki Museum in London
Soseki Museum in London

Soseki Museum in London, 80 The Chase, London, SW4 0NG

London home of Japanese author Natsume Sōseki[18]Read more

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Southside House
Southside House

Southside House, 3-4 Woodhayes Road, London, SW19 4RJ

17th century period houseRead more

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Valentines Mansion
Valentines Mansion

Valentines Mansion, Emerson Road, London, IG1 4XA

Country house with recreated Victorian kitchen and Georgian rooms, contemporary art exhibits, 18th-century gardensRead more

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Blue Plaques in London

Leslie Stephen Blue Plaque - Sir Leslie Stephen 1832-1904 scholar and writer lived here
Graham Greene Blue Plaque - Graham Greene 1904-1991 writer lived here 1935-1940
Joaquim Nabuco Blue Plaque - Joaquim Nabuco  1849-1910  Eminent  Brazilian Statesman  and Diplomat  Lived here 1900-1905
Carl Maria Von Weber Blue Plaque - In this house died Carl Maria von Webber 1826
Edward Elgar Green Plaque - Sir Edward Elgar composer 1857-1934 opened and recorded in these studios on 12th November 1931
James Bradley Green Plaque - In Wanstead James Bradley Third Astronomer Royal 1693-1762  was the first to demonstrate that the earth moves round the sun

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