Chiswick House

The facade now

and earlier

Eltham Palace – the 1930s home of the Coutaulds



Interior the oh so smart sitting room

Note the concealed door

Virginias bedroom and en suite bathroom

Stephens bedroom wood panelling and hand bloked wallpaper of Kew Gardens






The Library

The pet lemur that had the run of the house

The Dining Room

The gardens

And after spending all this time and money on a house they rented the Courtaulds left just after the war and moved to Scotland.


Kenwood House 

We are really making good use of our English heritage Membership

It’s full of paintings

King Charles 2

Old London Bridge

Lady Elizabeth Murray and Dido Belle

We had a very informative talk on this early Turner painting Chairs provided!  In fact this house had chairs in almost every room and they were much used by visitors. NT take note

An outstanding collection of paintings.

Highgate Cemetery

A few well known people are here

For those from Nottingham the author of Saturday night and Sunday Morning

Terribly overgrown but a certain charm?


Apsley House

Not able to take photos inside. The present Duke still lives here


Syon Park Excellent guides so knowledgeable This was my favourite Stately Home so it has a separate post.



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