Chiswick House is among the most glorious examples of 18th-century British architecture and makes a fascinating day out in West London. The third Earl of Bington, who designed this noble Roman-style Palladian villa, drew inspiration from his Grand Tours of Italy.
The Gardens - birthplace of the English Landscape Movement - are open following a major restoration which has revealed the original vistas and repaired the statues and garden buildings.
There's also a fantastic caf? in a RIBA award-winning building that looks out on the gardens and house.
You can download a free audio tour to help you explore the history of the house and gardens.
Managed by Chiswick House and Gardens Trust - visit their website to find out more about the property and programme of events.
The stunning ceilings of our upstairs rooms
William Kent design features in the house and gardens
Chiswick House and Gardens, Burlington Ln, Chiswick, London W4, UK