Chiswick House & Gardens
Chiswick House is a magnificent neo-Palladian villa set in beautiful historic gardens in west London.
Built by the third Earl of Burlington in 1729 to showcase his art collection and to enthral his guests, the house continues to display many spectacular works of art and provides a stunning venue for entertaining.
The gardens at Chiswick are the birthplace of the English Landscape Movement and have inspired countless gardens including New York’s Central Park.
All profits raised help to support Chiswick House and Gardens Trust, a registered charity dedicated to the preservation and continued enhancement of the historic Chiswick House Gardens.
Host your next celebration at Chiswick House and Gardens.
Chiswick House Café
The café seats up to 80 people with additional outside tables and serves a wide range of refreshments during the day as well as catering for private events in the evening.
Our delicious seasonal menu is the order of the day. We serve top quality coffee from Union Coffee Roasters and lunch specials such as fish pie.
- Roast carrot and cumin soup
- Fish pie
- Honeynut tart
A wonderful playground is adjacent to the café and we have a wide range of dishes, including macaroni cheese and sausages and mash to refuel exhausted children.
Chiswick House Café has been selected by Time Out Magazine as one of the top London park cafés 2012.
Open and closing times
We are open daily, except Christmas Day, from 9.00 until 17.00 during Summer and 9.00 until 3.30 Winter.
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Dates for your diary
Kitchen Garden Open Days 21 July 18 August 22 September
Come and visit the walled kitchen gardens at Chiswick House on one of our regular open days, including Open Garden Squares Weekend.
Friends Summer Opera: Behind the Aria 3 July
Chiswick House Friends' annual opera season in the splendid open air scenery of Chiswick House and Gardens.
Friends Summer Opera: Carmen 4 July
The second night of the Chiswick House Friends' annual opera season, in the glorious outdoor setting of Chiswick House.
Open Air Theatre - Gulliver's Travels 19 July
Follow Gulliver on his journey of a lifetime, brought to you by London Touring Theatre in the spectacular grounds of Chiswick House.
Open Air Theatre - A Little of What You Fancy! 26 July 26
A journey back in time to the good old days of the London Music Hall in the open air at Chiswick House.
Open Air Cinema - West Side Story 29 August
(Certificate 15) The award-winning adaptation of the classic romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet.
Open Air Cinema - The Commitments 30 August
(Certificate 15) Based on the novel by Roddy Doyle, the film follow the travails of Jimmy Rabbitte to form the 'World's Hardest Working Band', The Commitments, and bring soul music to the people of Dublin.
The RIBA London Building of the Year 2011
The Chiswick House Café was named RIBA London Building of the Year 2011. It was also named winner of the English Heritage Award for Sustaining the Historic Environment.
The Café, designed by Caruso St John, stands in the recently restored grounds of Chiswick House, Lord Burlington’s 18th-century Palladian villa.