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Chiswick House

Chiswick House

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Guided Tour, Sun 8 Oct 2017

ENGLISH HERITAGE

Address

Chiswick House,
Burlington Lane,
London,
W4 2RP

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Join architectural historian Ricky Pound on this rarely presented tour where he examines the various Masonic influences that underpin the garden design at Chiswick House. Here Lord Burlington, with the aid of William Kent & Alexander Pope, incorporated Masonic elements into the garden which would have been recognised and understood by other Freemasons of the 18th century. The tour will illustrate that much of the symbolism employed at Chiswick, evident in temples, statutes, trees and plants, were derived from the central edifice of Freemasonry: that of Solomon’s Temple.

English Heritage PropertyFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic siteFacilities for corporate hospitality

WCs. Filming, plays, photographic shoots. Weddings, corporate and private events and party hire - please call 020 3141 3351 or email events@chgt.org.uk or see website for brochure. Corporate Hospitality/Functions: Private & corporate hospitality. Suitability for the Disabled guests: Gardens only. Guided Tours: Personal guided tours must be booked in advance. Audio Tours House. (Downloadable tours-Garden). Education/School Visits: Contact Estate Office.

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 8 Oct 2017 14:30

Prices

£4.00 in advance, £5.00 on the day

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TQ 210777  Lat: 51.48531 Long: -0.25873

Turn left A4 westbound after Hogarth Roundabout. Parking available.
Tube: Turnham Green and then a 20 minute walk.
Bus: 190 and E3
For further information visit www.tfl.gov.uk

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Chiswick station

Facilities

  • English Heritage PropertyEnglish Heritage Property
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

WCs. Filming, plays, photographic shoots. Weddings, corporate and private events and party hire - please call 020 3141 3351 or email events@chgt.org.uk or see website for brochure. Corporate Hospitality/Functions: Private & corporate hospitality. Suitability for the Disabled guests: Gardens only. Guided Tours: Personal guided tours must be booked in advance. Audio Tours House. (Downloadable tours-Garden). Education/School Visits: Contact Estate Office.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking provided for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is:
    • YesGravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesFlat (ie without steps)

Dining

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to restaurant / cafe
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp or lift to the toilets
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp to a specially adapted toilet for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesNut free
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesRestaurant / café well lit and suitable for people with sight impairments
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit