Houses & unusual buildings: London
In London, we have Tudor manor houses, modernist treasures, and neo-classical mansions. What will you explore on your visit? See our chosen highlights below.
Built to impress in the 17th century, Ham House has an outstanding collection of furniture and textiles. Rich in atmosphere, you can experience hands-on activities for families in the basement, or explore 400 years of history.
This neo-classical house has a dazzling interior, designed by Robert Adam in the late 18th-century. Today, you can explore Osterley House with handheld audio visual guides, which bring your visit to life.
A Modernist home, designed in 1939 for his family by Ernö Goldfinger. With design details that were ground-breaking at the time and still feel fresh today, 2 Willow Road also has an impressive collection of modern art from the likes of Bridget Riley.
Preserved since 1895, Carlyle’s House showcases the lives of the celebrity Victorian couple writer Thomas Carlyle and his wife, Jane. Find out how they influenced high society in the heart of London’s creative quarter.
Fenton House is a 17th-century merchant’s house with an eclectic and unexpected collection of objects from the 17th to 20th century. It’s worth a visit for panoramic views of London from the balcony alone.
You can experience the sights and smells of a real Tudor kitchen at Sutton House. Or discover oak-panelled rooms, carved fireplaces and the graffiti left by 1980s squatters, right in the heart of Hackney.
An extraordinary home and an intriguing work of art. The hand-carved fretwork interior of this modest, early 19th-century, terraced house is enthralling and inspiring.We acquired it because of the rich and striking interiors created by Khadambi Asalache (1935-2006), a Kenyan-born poet, novelist, philosopher of mathematics and British civil servant.
The only house commissioned, created and lived in by William Morris, founder of the Arts & Crafts movement, Red House is a building of extraordinary architectural and social significance.