LONDON NW3, LONDON POSTAL DISTRICTS
In splendid grounds beside Hampstead Heath, this outstanding neo-classical house contains one of the most important collections of paintings ever given to the nation. Works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Turner, Gainsborough and Reynolds are all set against a backdrop of sumptuous rooms. Scenes from Notting Hill and Mansfield Park were filmed here. The house is undergoing extensive renovations and will be closed until October 2013, but the cafe and grounds remain open.
Facilities – at a glance
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking onsite
- Facilities: Wheelchair loan, Braille guides, handrails, mobility vehicle transport from car park
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: House open Apr-Sep, daily 10-5; Feb-Mar, daily 10-4; cafe open Apr-Sep, daily 9-6; Oct-Nov & Feb-Mar, daily 9-5; Dec-Jan, daily 9-4. House closed 24-26 Dec & 1 Jan (cafe & shop open 26 Dec & 1 Jan 9-4). Info valid until Mar 2017
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About the area
The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.
London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.
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