Famous London homes
Explore fascinating family histories at the former homes of famous writers, statesmen, and stars of the stage.
In a day:
Turn your visit into a short break by adding:
- Quebec House: The childhood home of General James Wolfe, where you can discover both family and military memorabilia.
- a visit to Bateman’s, the beautiful 17th-century manor house, home to Rudyard Kipling from 1902-36.
- Smallhythe Place: the charming cottage and home of Victorian actress Ellen Terry, containing many of her personal and theatrical mementoes. Outside there are further memories of Ellen including her spectacular rose garden and barn, transformed by her daughter Edith into a theatre following her death.
Stop en-route at:
- the gardens created by Vita Sackville-West at Sissinghurst Castle.
- the picturesque moated Scotney Castle.