Captivating collections in the capital

Keyboard at Fenton House, part of the Benton Fletcher collection. © Jenna Garrett

Keyboard at Fenton House, part of the Benton Fletcher collection.

In a day:

Morning:        Fenton House and Garden
Explore this charming 17th-century merchant’s house filled with highly decorative collections of porcelain, paintings and musical instruments that date from the 15th century. Book the new ‘Early Music at Fenton House’ special interest tour and in the company of the curator of the Benton Fletcher Collection of Early Keyboard Instruments, learn about this extraordinary and important collection. Ranging from the 15th to the 19th centuries, and featuring virginals, harpsichords, clavichords and early pianos.

Afternoon:        2 Willow Road
After a lunch break, explore this fascinating house designed by the modernist architect Ernö Goldfinger. Alongside a collection of modern art that includes the works by Henry Moore, Max Ernest and Bridget Riley, are personal possessions and furniture designed by Goldfinger himself. 

Turn your visit into a short break by adding:

  • A day trip into central London for some sightseeing and shopping.
  • Ham House and Garden; a 400-year-old treasure trove waiting to be discovered.