The park and wider estate

One of Robert Adam's original vistas of the House across Middle Lake

A rare survival in Greater London, Osterley Park provides a peaceful retreat with acres of parkland to enjoy. Open all year there are many walks to take, stopping to admire the view of the impressive house or wandering around the lakes.

Over time, Osterley’s setting has softened – canals evolving into lakes, avenues to clumps of shrubbery, mills into follies, vistas across the estate opened up once more to provide views of the house from all angles. While the house lies at the heart of the estate it is the garden and park which now provides peace and tranquillity from the hustle and bustle of the city. 

" A gentle landscape, “bewitching, with its swans floating in sunshine beyond the shade of the old cedars” where all might find a corner to make their own. "
- Mr Augustus Hare in a letter to Countess Margaret Child-Villers Jersey, 1922
Enjoy the peaceful tranquillity of the estate on your bike
Enjoy the peaceful tranquillity of the estate on your bike

Where once the family hosted garden parties, tennis and boating, now one might find tai chi practiced beneath the cedars on the south lawn, or families playing and picnicking in the park. Various walks will guide you thought the parkland past the many lakes with chances to spot to the wildlife and birds that live on the estate.

A glimpse of the House across Garden Lake
A glimpse of the House across Garden Lake

Dogs are welcome around the park at Osterley, with long grass areas where they can be let off lead and enjoy running around the estate. In short grass areas and on the main paths by the House and Stables Courtyard, we ask dogs remain on leads in these areas.