HOMEPAGE London ScenesHOMEPAGE for all of Phil and Molly's Pics

18. LONDON Chiswick House & Gardens

Cameo Snapshot Images of the City of London

2011

 London Index

 Chiswick House is managed by English Heritage

Chiswick House - its architecture

Chiswick House:

Chiswick House: A splendid example of 18th century architecture.

Chiswick House: A fine top to a gate post!

 

Chiswick House: An alignment of statues guides you to the entrance in the forecourt!

 

Chiswick House: Details of two of the statues

 

Chiswick House: The 3rd Earl of Burlington designed this noble Roman-style Palladian villa, no doubt inspired by his 'grand tours' of Italy.

 

Chiswick House: The entrance is the lower central door!

 

Chiswick House:

 

Chiswick House: Two statues, one on either side of the house near the foot of the steps leading up to the multi-columned portico.

 

 

Chiswick House: ?

 

Chiswick House: The sumptuous interiors were designed and created by William Kent and include a rich collection of paintings.

 

Chiswick House: The ceilings are very ornately gilded

 

Chiswick House:

 

Chiswick House:

 

Chiswick House: The view from the house onto the lake and picnic area

 

Chiswick House: View out of the 'back windows'

 

Chiswick House: The side of the house facing the lake and picnic area.

 

Chiswick House: The rear of the main building

 

Chiswick House:

 

Chiswick House:

 

Chiswick House: One of several 'Roman'? busts recessed into arched alcoves.

 

Chiswick House:

 

Chiswick House:

 

Chiswick House: The Inigo Jones gateway

 

Chiswick House: The avenue leading into the gardens from the rear of the house.

 


Chiswick House Gardens

Chiswick House Gardens: The beautiful tree-lined lake and picnic area.

 

 

Chiswick House Gardens:

 

Chiswick House Gardens: One of the many fine tall trees near the lake.

 

Chiswick House Gardens:

 

Chiswick House Gardens: View of the house from across the lake.

 

Chiswick House Gardens:

 

Chiswick House Gardens:

 

Chiswick House Gardens: The obelisk and the carvings on the base, erected in 1732.

 

Chiswick House Gardens: The 19th century 'Classic Bridge' and a chance to feed the ducks, pigeons and swans!

 

Chiswick House Gardens: The 'Classic Bridge'

 

Chiswick House Gardens:

 

Chiswick House Gardens: View down the lake from the 'Classic Bridge'

 

Chiswick House Gardens:

 

Chiswick House Gardens: The 'Ionic Temple' and accompanying obelisk and slightly sunken pool - the 'mirror pond' forming an amphitheatre setting.

Chiswick House Gardens: The 'Ionic Temple'

 

Chiswick House Gardens: The avenue of urns leading up to the rear of the house.

 

 

Chiswick House Gardens: One of the sphinxes

 

Chiswick House Gardens: The somewhat eroded and weathered lion!

 

Chiswick House Gardens:

 

 

Chiswick House Gardens: The Doric Column and Rosary. Statue of Eros?

 

Chiswick House Gardens: The 19th century conservatory which houses Chiswick's famous camellia collection.

 

Chiswick House Gardens: Some of the camellias were planted ~200 years ago when the conservatory was completed in 1813.

 

Chiswick House Gardens: The centre part of the conservatory

 

Chiswick House Gardens: Statue of ? in the conservatory.

 

Chiswick House Gardens:

 

Chiswick House Gardens: More carved-sculptured urns in the conservatory.

 

Chiswick House Gardens: Looking across the 'Italian Garden' (under development) to the Conservatory.

 

Chiswick House Gardens:

 

Chiswick House Gardens: A fine old tree stump!

 

Chiswick House Gardens: Another view of the house from across the lake

 

Chiswick House Gardens:

 

Chiswick House Gardens:

 

The new modern cafe was designed by award-winning architects Caruso St John in 2010.

 

*

*

HOMEPAGE London ScenesHOMEPAGE for all of Phil and Molly's Picsprevious page <-> next page :  London Index

London England docspics images pictures Phil Brown

What to visit in London? Where to eat out in London? Where to stay in London? What Shows to see in London? Cheap Coaches to London Trains Flights to London, bargain train fares, luxury Hotels, B&B, self-catering holiday flats, budget accommodation in London, hostels to suit all budgets, tourism information, top tourist attractions in London, museums, art galleries, gardens, London guided tours, good local transport, buses, commuter trains, London underground tube stations, rover tickets, cheap train fares, River Thames boat trips, ticket booking, London buses, West End theatres, famous historic buildings in London, churches, London parks to walk in docspics images photos of Chiswick House & Gardens London Phil Brown Tourist information on Chiswick House & Gardens London, top tourist attractions near Chiswick House & Gardens London Things to do near Chiswick House & Gardens London, What to see near Chiswick House & Gardens London, Walks near Chiswick House & Gardens London, weekend breaks near Chiswick House & Gardens London family holidays near Chiswick House & Gardens London, Top tourist attractions near Chiswick House & Gardens London, luxury hotels near Chiswick House & Gardens London, self-catering holiday cottages near Chiswick House & Gardens London, B&B near Chiswick House & Gardens London, friendly pubs near Chiswick House & Gardens London, cafes near Chiswick House & Gardens London, eating out in fine restaurants near Chiswick House & Gardens London, bargain holiday breaks near Chiswick House & Gardens London, wining & dining weekends near Chiswick House & Gardens London, touring coach tours including Chiswick House & Gardens London, pretty villages near Chiswick House & Gardens London, historic towns near Chiswick House & Gardens London, visiting museums near Chiswick House & Gardens London, local art galleries near Chiswick House & Gardens London, guided walks from Chiswick House & Gardens London, history of Chiswick House & Gardens London, architecture of Chiswick House & Gardens London trains to Chiswick House & Gardens London buses to Chiswick House & Gardens London coach tours to Chiswick House & Gardens London historic houses near Chiswick House & Gardens London historic churches near Chiswick House & Gardens London historic buildings

YORK Scenes and Notes Scenes and notes from SOUTHERN ENGLAND AUSTRIA-VIENNA Scenes and Notes DUBLIN Scenes and Notes YORKSHIRE DALES and North Pennines scenes and notes Scenes from PARIS, capital city of France EASTERN ENGLAND & East Anglia CAMBRIDGE City England Images & Notes
Email Docs Pics CZECH REPUBLIC PRAGUE Pictures and Notes City of OXFORD Scenes & Notes HUNGARY BUDAPEST Gyor Pictures and Notes NORTHUMBRIA, Co. DURHAM and NEWCASTLE Scenes and Notes LAKE DISTRICT PICTURES of England's Northern Lakeland SCOTLAND - SCOTTISH Scenes and Notes IRELAND - IRISH Scenes and Notes

TOP OF PAGE