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Strawberry Hill House

268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham TW1 4ST, England
+44 20 8744 1241
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Much better than anticipated

Booked for a group of nine. I actually expected to be part of a public guided tour of the house but... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Casata2014
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London, United Kingdom
A great afternoon out!

I decided to visit Strawberry Hill House on a rainy Sunday afternoon, and I was glad I did! It was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Carryn B
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Visiting Strawberry Hill is a truly theatrical experience. On approach to the building it is immediately apparent from the whitewashed walls and crenelations that this is no ordinary stately home. Once inside the visitor will find the rooms magically lit by a unique collection of renaissance glass with a gloomy castle-like hall and grey gothic staircase leading dramatically to the magnificence of the gallery and state apartment. Between 2007 and 2015 the structure of the building was saved from ruin and the eccentric interiors have been fully restored to their late 18th century style. The restoration project has won major awards from the European Union, the Georgian Group, RICS and RHS, and is shortlisted as 2015's Best Tourism Project at the British Guild of Travel Writer's Awards. As well as guided tours and self-guided visits, we also offer events and family activities as well as an excellent cafe and shop.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham TW1 4ST, England
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+44 20 8744 1241
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Reviewed yesterday

Booked for a group of nine. I actually expected to be part of a public guided tour of the house but it doesn't work that way. Tour is self guided but there are very knowledgeable people based in each room and they explained what things...More

Thank Casata2014
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I decided to visit Strawberry Hill House on a rainy Sunday afternoon, and I was glad I did! It was really easy to get to, and although the lady at the front desk wasn’t the friendliest, I found everyone else to be fantastic! The volunteers...More

Thank Carryn B
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Set in residential gardens Strawberry Hill House has been a source of inspiration for Gothic Revival. Being the first ever of its kind, completed by Horrace Walpole in 1776, it's worth the trip out here from Central London. Not only was he the son of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a HHA member I visited the property with my wife today. The house is no longer free to HHA members so we paid the admission price of £12.50 each. The house is unique. The rooms are full of beautiful gothic details and the guides...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice and cool place... Lucky we find it.Its been recommended by friends and we were not disappointed..

Thank Mia J
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

This is a hidden gem in the city. They accept the Natiinal Art Pass for 50% off. There isn’t much to the gardens. A kitchen garden. But it was very hot the day we visited and didn’t seek out any other gardens. The docents are...More

3  Thank Dorissa M
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

I was initially disappointed with the garden ( as there isn't really one). But the house was astonishing.

2  Thank Andrew S
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

Quirky, and definitely not designed by an architect, this little castle-house is the starting point for all things gothic. Although the old bits are only skin-deep, often painted, Walpole created in his little villa a fascinating and odd masterpiece. Very helpful guides, all volunteers, and...More

3  Thank TravelswithMum
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

This great house built by Walpole has had a rebirth after so many years. It is a delightful gothic retreat set amongst gardens. Close to St Mary's College and the river thames. One can also hire out for special occasions at rteasonable rates and there...More

2  Thank LondonBenelliott
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

The house belonged to the son of the prime minister. It is a very weird place with gothic decoration. No surprise that Walpole wrote gothic novels. It was a pleasure palace before the Royal Pavilion. The house was restored a few years ago and some...More

2  Thank David D
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katiebovey
22 July 2018|
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Response from Debi v | Reviewed this property |
I did see dogs but only outside in the garden area
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rosedavies06
29 January 2017|
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Response from HibiscusCoast | Reviewed this property |
Hi Rose, Sorry for the delay in getting back but I have only just read your question. Open House London is held on a Saturday and Sunday in September. It was held on 17-18 September 2016 but I am not sure if the date for... More
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Susan J
28 April 2015|
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Response from Nick D | Property representative |
Hi Susan J, On Sunday 3 May 2015 the gardens and cafe open at 10am, and first admission to the house is at 12 noon. Last admission to the house is at 4pm, and the house closes at 5.30pm. The grounds and car park are... More
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