Syon House and Park
Situated just across the Thames from Kew Gardens, Syon House is a majestic family home with a fascinating pedigree. It was built on the site of an abbey dissolved by Henry VIII, and Catherine Howard, his fifth wife, awaited execution here. From the black and white marble hallway to the dramatic Red Drawing room, the interiors are trademark Robert Adam. The décor has even featured in films like ‘The Madness of King George’ and ‘Gosford Park’. Outside, there’s a domed conservatory, and children can zip around the Capability Brown gardens or indoor adventure playground. Don’t let them stray too far: the Tropical Zoo enclosure features fearsome creatures like piranhas and snakes. In summer the grounds also host outdoor screenings and craft fairs.
Tel: 020 8560 0882
Reopening on Monday 13th March 2017
Syon House is now closed for the winter.
Reopening on Wednesday 15th March 2017
Entry Charges: Admission: Child £4.50, Adult £9.50-£11