- Chiswick House |
- Visit |
- Thursday 9 June 2011 - 10:30 until 12:30
Chiswick House is one of the finest examples of Palladian architecture in England. Created by the 3rd Earl of Burlington, who was inspired by the architecture of ancient Rome and 16th-century Italy, the villa is a stunning homage to the work of Renaissance architect Palladio. Built c 1725–9, it was conceived not as a private residence, but as a grand pavilion where Burlington could display his art and book collections and entertain friends. This visit offers a guided tour of the house, after which members will be free to have lunch in the café and explore the spectacularly restored gardens.