Osterley House and Park

Osterley House and Park

If you’re visiting London and looking for a bit of culture, why not take the afternoon to visit Osterley House and Park. It is part of the National Trust so if you’re a member, make sure to take advantage of the free entry.

Once you step onto the grounds in Hounslow you’ll easily forget that you’re in bustling London. The building itself is from the Georgian era and the grounds are lovely for a stroll throughout the year. In autumn, you can see the beautiful foliage and bright, yellow daffodils welcoming in Spring.

Did you know it’s known as the “Palace of palaces”? A lot of thought and care has been taken into consideration for it’s presentation. The curators have ensured it is shown exactly as the house was in the 1780s.

A key highlight from our trip was the iconic Garden House designed and built by Robert Adams in 1780. We explored the house and grounds on foot but there are also bikes to hire on the estate. If you’re after something more active, it’s a great way to explore the grounds and for wildlife spotting. And they even have balance bikes for toddlers!

If you get a bit peckish on your visit, wonder over to the Stables Cafe. They serve both hot and cold options, including some delicious pastries and cakes. Our favourites were the scones and lemon cheesecake! In Summer, you can also make the most out of the outdoor seating and get your dose of vitamin D. If you’re looking for some souvenirs to take home, make sure you visit their gift shop and second hand book store!

Opening hours:

Osterley House is only open Wednesday – Sunday so do factor this in when you are planning your itinerary.

How to get there:

By car

If you’re coming by car, then take the A4 and you’ll find Osterley House between Hammersmith and Hounslow. There are brown tourist signs along the way which should guide you. The post code for to enter into your sat nav is TW7 4RD.

By train

Isleworth is the closest station, however if you need step free access then opt for Hounslow train station.

By tube

Osterley tube station on the Piccadilly line is the closest one and is step-free. You could also get off at Hounslow East but this is about 0.75 miles further.

By bus

We recommend either taking the H28 or H91.

If you’re looking for more child friendly options, make sure you don’t miss Hobbledown Heath!

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