Historic Houses in London.

Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of the sovereign, and was first opened to the public in 1993. The History of Buckingham Palace begins in 1702 when the Duke of Buckingham had it built as his London home.
Eltham Palace
In 1933 Stephen Courtauld - millionaire, war veteran and patron of the arts - looked to the suburb of Eltham as the setting for a breathtaking new home. His vision was to link a modern, fashionable residence to the Great Hall of a medieval royal palace.
Hampton Court Palace
For over 500 years, Hampton Court Palace has stood serenely on the banks of the River Thames. Many important historical figures, including 12 monarchs, have fallen helplessly for her charms. Will you join them?
10 Downing Street
No. 10 Downing Street, with its famous black front door - the backdrop to many historical announcements, has been the official residence of Britain's Prime Minister since 1732.
2 Willow Road
This house is one of Britain's most important examples of Modernist architecture; the former home of Erno Goldfinger and designed and built by him in 1939.
Apsley House
Apsley House, home of the first Duke of Wellington, is one of the capital's finest residences. Also known as 'Number One London', because it was the first house encountered past the toll-gate into London from the countryside.
Boston Manor House
Boston Manor House is a fine Jacobean manor house built in 1623 and situated in parkland containing a lake and ancient cedar trees.
Burgh House & Hampstead Local History Museum
Burgh House is a handsome Queen Anne house in the heart of Old Hampstead, with original panelled rooms and staircase, and wrought-iron gates.
Carlyles House
This Queen Anne house was the home of Thomas Carlyle, the "Sage of Chelsea" for 47 years until his death in 1881.
Chenies Manor House
The semi-fortified brick Manor House was built by Sir John Cheyne about 1460. Sir John Russell (later the 1st Earl of Bedford) made additions in 1526, and it was his principal residence.
Churchill War Rooms
Visit the Churchill War Rooms, part of Imperial War Museums, to discover the original Cabinet War Rooms, the wartime bunker which sheltered Churchill and his staff during the Blitz.
Cobham Hall
Cobham Hall is an outstandingly beautiful red brick mansion dating from 1584, which demonstrates an exciting combination of Elizabethan, Jacobean, Carolean and 18th Century styles.
Fenton House
Fenton House is a late 17th-century construction with an outstanding collection of porcelain, 17th-century needlework pictures, Georgian furniture and early keyboard instruments, most of which are in working order.
Forty Hall & Estate
Forty Hall & Estate is changing and full refurbishment is underway for this magnificent Jacobean mansion with formal gardens, parkland and ornamental lakes.
Ham House
Ham House is unique in Europe as the most complete survival of 17th century power and fashion. Built in 1610, it was enlarged during the 1670s when it was at the heart of Restoration court life and intrigue.
Hogarths House
Hogarth's House in Chiswick was built around 1700 and was the country home of the great painter, engraver and satirist William Hogarth from 1749 until his death in 1764.
Kenwood House
Kenwood House presides over the extensive Hampstead Heath with superb views of the city of London from its hilltop position.
Leighton House Art Gallery Museum
Leighton House was the home of Frederic, Lord Leighton, (1830-1896), the great classical painter and President of the Royal Academy.
Linley Sambourne House
Linley Sambourne House was the home of Edward Linley Sambourne a leading Punch cartoonist of the late Victorian and Edwardian period.
Osterley Park
The spectacular 18th-century interiors of the Osterley Park house comprise one of Britain's most complete examples of Robert Adam's work.
Red House
Those struggling to define the style of the Arts and Crafts Movement of the 1870s should pay a visit to Red House in Bexleyheath.
Royal Mews
The Royal Mews was built by Nash in the 1820's as the Mews for Buckingham Palace. The entrance off Buckingham Palace Road is through a Doric archway surmounted by a clock tower.
Southside House
Described by connoisseurs as an unforgettable experience, Southside House provides an enchantingly eccentric backdrop to the lives and loves of generations of the Pennington Mellor Munthe families.
Sutton House
Sutton House, the oldest house in London's East End, is a rare example of a Tudor red-brick house.
Wesley's Chapel The Museum of Methodism & The John Wesley House
John Wesley (1703-1791), one of the most influential personalities of the eighteenth century, is the founder of Methodism. He built Wesley's Chapel as his London base.
Whitehall
Whitehall was built in around 1500 when Cheam was a rural community of around 300 people, centred around Park Lane and Park Road.

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