HAVE AN EXCELLENT ORGANIC DINNER AT THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE, ISLINGTON

Chiswick House and gardens: one of Britain's finest neo-Palladian villas and gardens which sporned the English Landscape Movement. Designed by the third Earl of Burlington and William Kent in 1729, both house and gardens have recently undergone significant improvements. For historians and art lovers a visit to the ornate house is a must (not missing the sumptuous Blue Velvet Room ceiling); for all, a stroll by the water and its array of wildlife, through the yew-lined patte d'oie and past sphynxes and family picnics to approach the house, provides a refreshing and uplifting antidote to hectic London life. Personal favourites include the Italian Garden and the camellia-laden Conservatory - espeically stunning when dripping with wisteria. End up in the stunning new cafe by award-winning architects Caruso St John for tea and cake or something more hearty from their Modern British menu. House open April-October, £5 for adult ticket, free to English Heritage Members. Gardens open all year round and free.

Chiswick House

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