Houses and buildings in London
Mansion houses with layers of history, a Tudor home in the heart of Hackney, modernist treasures and even a house designed by William Morris. With good transport links in and around London, where will you start?
From grand treasure houses in west London to a Tudor home in Hackney, London has all sorts of interesting houses to explore.
Explore the well-preserved interiors of one of the grandest Stuart houses in England, created to impress in the 17th century by the Duchess of Lauderdale and her husband the Duke.
Discover what to see in the house at Osterley Park. Explore the grand rooms designed by architect Robert Adam for the Child family and find out about life above and below stairs.
Discover plenty to see and do at Rainham Hall including 300-year-old interiors, changing exhibitions with historical interpretation and a community garden full of seasonal interest. This Christmas come along to see the Hall decorated inside in Victorian style with red and gold touches and lots of beautiful shimmering candlelight.
Discover the unexpected inside Red House, the Arts and Crafts former home designed by William Morris. Expert guides will help you explore this fascinating place, but you must pre-book your visit.
Explore Fenton House, one of London’s hidden treasures, a 17th-century house with vibrant ceramics, early keyboard instruments and intricate needlework.
One of London’s last remaining Tudor houses, Sutton House was built in 1535 by Sir Ralph Sadleir as his family home, and is now the oldest house in Hackney. Explore its atmospheric Tudor rooms with their original features and discover its surprising recent history.
Find out what to see at Carlyle’s House on Cheyne Row in London. Explore the original Victorian fixtures and fittings of Thomas and Jane Carlyle's home for over 40 years.
Take a look at some of the other intriguing buildings waiting to be discovered in the capital.
Discover the rich and striking interiors created by Khadambi Asalache (1935-2006), a Kenyan-born poet, novelist, philosopher of mathematics and British civil servant.
A brick-built Tudor gentry house, completed c. 1573, little altered since. Early 17th-century wall-paintings showing fishing scenes and a cityscape grace the former Great Chamber.
Dating from the 17th century, this public house, leased to a private company, is London's last remaining galleried inn. If you’d like to visit, please call the pub on 020 407 2056.
The 1939 modernist home of architect Ernő Goldfinger and family. Original interiors, innovative designs, intriguing personal possessions and impressive 20th-century art.
Some of the places we care for in London will be opening with guided tours, so you’ll need to book before your visit. Tours led by expert volunteers will show the places in a new light. You may also need to book in advance at some other larger places, where visitor numbers need to be carefully managed.
Innovative and influential Modernist home from 1939
An extraordinary home and an intriguing work of art
The Chelsea home of a Victorian literary couple
Handsome 17th-century house with unusual collections and picturesque walled gardens
An elegant Georgian House with a diverse history, peaceful garden and changing exhibitions to explore.
Iconic Arts and Crafts home of William and Jane Morris and the centre of the Pre-Raphaelite circle.