Syon HouseSyon House is the official London home of the Duke of Northumberland, whose family has lived there for over 400 years. Syon House is one of the most popular London attractions with those tourists interested in the English aristocracy as well as those interested in English history. The building is located in West London.
Highlights of Syon House include the splendor of the imperious Great Hall; the Ante Room, which was intended to evoke Imperial Rome; the Duchess of Kent’s and Princess Victoria’s bedrooms; the State Dining Room, based on Gallic design; the Red Drawing Room; the Duchess’ Sitting Room, decorated with 17th century Dutch paintings; the Oak Passage; and the Nursery Wing bedrooms.
The stunning gardens at Syon are in much the same fashion as they were when landscaped in the mid-18th century and provide a perfect illustration f the luxurious way of life the English aristocracy would have enjoyed during this period of history. The gardens’ highlights include the ice house and the lake which houses much wildlife, including terrapins. Syon is also home to the Great Conservatory, which was built in the 1820s and will look familiar to anyone who has visited nearby Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Nearest Tube / Railway StationSyon Lane Railway Station
BoroughLondon Borough of Hounslow
AdmissionSyon House, Gardens and Great Conservatory: Adults £11.00; Children £4.50; Concessions: £9.50
Gardens & Great Conservatory: Adults £6.00; Children £4.50; Concessions: £3.00
Opening TimesSyon House is open from mid-March to the end of October each year
Syon House is open from 11:00am to 5:00pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays
Address / Contact DetailsSyon House, Brentford, London TW8 8JF
020 8560 0882
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