Plan your visit to Polesden Lacey

Whether it's your first visit to Polesden Lacey, or you've visited us many times before, here are some tips to help make the most of your visit.

Polesden Lacey, the former home of indomitable socialite Margaret Greville and just 25 miles from London, is the perfect place to explore - whatever your passion. Spend some time in the house discovering the collection of fine art and objet d'art; linger in the glittering gold Saloon which was designed to impress Maharajas. Enjoy a walk through ancient woodland on the 1400 acre estate, taking in the stunning views across the Surrey Hills; or simply enjoy a delicious picnic on the South Lawn. 

Visiting Polesden Lacey this Christmas

Two women enjoying a Christmas market with festive lighting and hot drinks

Christmas Artisan Fair

Soak up the sights, smells and sounds of Christmas at this special Artisan Fair, a unique shopping experience. We'll have an exciting variety of high-quality, unique gifts; decorations and festive foods. Fri 15 Nov - Sun 17 Nov & Fri 22 Nov - Sun 1 Dec, 10.30am - 5pm, 10.30am - 6pm on Fridays and Saturdays. If you'd like to do some shopping, please bring cash as there is no cash machine on-site.

The garden's setting at Polesden Lacey is spectacular; perched on a chalk ridge and taking in views southwards towards the wooded slopes of Ranmore Common and the valley below. 

Mrs Greville designed her gardens to impress, as she did with the decor in the house. Imagine the sound of music coming from the house on summer evenings mixed with laughter, merriment and the chink of champagne glasses. 

The Polesden Lacey estate sits in the centre of stunning countryside. In almost every direction there are breathtaking views including the London skyline to the north and the rolling hills of the north downs to the south. It is as rich in hisorical features as it is in wildlife and biodiversity. 

Explore the estate

Our shops, the Café and Coffee Shop


The main car park is 200 yards from visitor reception. It's pay and display; £2 up to 2 hours, £5 all day, open 7.30am-7.30pm.

Members and coaches park for free. If you're a member and have a sticker in your car, please do scan your membership card. You don't need to display the ticket but every time you scan, Polesden Lacey recieves a small allocation of money for our conservation work. 

Thank you

We're a charity and every visit to Polesden Lacey, to our cafe, gift shop or by scanning your membership card in the car park, helps us care for this special place. We couldn't do it without you - thank you.  

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