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An historic house with a difference

Rainham Hall is open following a £2.5 million conservation project. This charming house is one of the country’s finest examples of an early 18th century merchant’s home. It is just two minutes’ walk from Rainham Station, in the heart of the village.

With engaging installations and a year-round programme of exhibitions and events, there is something for all ages. Rainham Hall has been home to a richly diverse cast of characters. We’ve drawn inspiration from their lives to tell some great stories, starting with Captain John Harle, who built the Hall.

The hall is nestled in the heart of Rainham village on the far eastern fringes of London. Surrounded by a contrasting landscape of big skies, wild marshland and thriving industry, Rainham Hall has been quietly biding its time. Now, with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund, Veolia North Thames Trust, Biffa Award and other generous supporters, we have restored and opened up this hidden piece of London’s history. Find out what's inside Rainham Hall.


There are three acres of gardens to explore and relax in. Recently transformed from a wilderness into a peaceful oasis, the gardens are open daily.

Stables café

Stop for lunch or a cream tea in the Stables Café. With a tempting selection of delicious cakes, it is Rainham’s newest place to meet with friends and family.

Community fete

Sunday 11 Oct, 11am - 3pm

Come and celebrate the opening of Rainham Hall with a community fete in the gardens and family activities. All welcome, admission free.

Take a look behind the scenes

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