Learn about the lives of some of London's most famous past residents at London's Historic Houses. Commemorate the Battle of Waterloo with a visit to Apsley House, home to the Duke of Wellington; see the world-famous psychoanalytic couch at Sigmund Freud's London home.
Venture a little further out of the central city and explore the many historical houses and their beautiful gardens. Marble Hill House is located in riverside parkland and offered its former residents a retreat from the crowded 18th century London; Strawberry Hill House, a 'little gothic castle' offers a theatrical experience; inspired by the architecture of Italy, Chiswick House in West London has sumptuous interiors and a rich collection of old Master paintings.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, is London's largest World Heritage Site covering 326 acres of garden landscapes and glasshouses. From the exotic rainforest in the Palm House to the cool climes of the Alpine House or the dizzy heights of the tree-top walkway, Kew Gardens offers a full day's entertainment.
Take some time out to explore London's tranquil gardens. Chelsea Physic Garden, which was founded for the purposes of training apothecary apprentices, is a green urban oasis; cross the moat at Eltham Palace gardens to enjoy the sunken rose garden or wander around the Rock Garden with its series of pools and cascades.
Enjoy 2FOR1 entry when you travel by train to explore some of London's historic houses and gardens.
- Historical Houses / Palaces / Gardens