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Notice: Rainham Hall, gardens and café are currently closed for a major conservation project and will open on 7 October 2015. Visit information will be available closer to the time.

A secret little known, until now…

Rainham Hall is a charming and remarkably fine example of a Queen Anne house, built in 1729 by an enterprising merchant and ship’s captain, John Harle.

The hall and its cluster of associated buildings were a focal point for his trading activities, which were a factor in the development of Rainham Village in the 18th century. It is a rare surviving witness of the river trade which forms an important part of local and regional history.

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 generous support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and grant funders, we're working on an exciting project to restore and open up this hidden piece of London’s history. Find out more about the project.


One of the largest orchards in London

Hidden from view of the road, the gardens comprise nearly three acres. Recently transformed from a wilderness into a peaceful oasis. The gardens will open fully later in the year.



 © NT/Ray Whitehouse

Our volunteer team support Rainham Hall in a variety of ways, from gardening to conservation. Interested in joining us? Get in touch with Hannah on or call 01708525579


What will you discover on Rainham Marshes?

Located just 30 minutes away from London Fenchurch Street, the north Thames area has a rich and diverse heritage – discover more at nearby places – RSPB Rainham Marshes and Eastbury Manor House.

Stableblock transformation

Work on the Stableblock roof has now been completed. 


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