Chiswick House is one of most fascinating architectures in the 18th-century of England and a must-see tourist attraction in London. It is a magnificent and fine neo-Palladian villa set in beautiful historic gardens in West London. Built by the third Earl of Burlington in 1729 to showcase his art collection and to enthral his guests, the house continues to display many spectacular works of art and provides a stunning venue for entertaining.
Chiswick House and Chiswick House Garden, which occupy 26.33 hectares (65.1 acres), mainly created by architect and landscape designer William Kent, is one of earliest examples of the English landscape garden. With their combination of grand vistas and hidden pathways, architectural delights and a dazzling array of flowers, shrubs and specimen trees, they create a unique oasis in this corner of West London.
But there is more to Chiswick House Gardens than mere beauty. This is also the birthplace of the English Landscape Movement and the inspiration for great gardens from Blenheim Palace to New York’s Central Park. The history of the house and gardens at Chiswick is long and complex, with successive owners adding their own architectural chapters to its story.
Directions from Clayton Hotel Chiswick to Chiswick House:
- Drive via A4 for 7 minutes or via Wellesley Rd/A3000 and Sutton Ct Rd
- Walk a minute outside the hotel to bus stop Oxford Road North (Stop K) and take either bus 237/267/391/H91 for 4 stops to Clifton Gardens. Walk 15 minutes down Dukes Ave to Chiswick House and Gardens