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Historic Houses

Sutton House   

A unique survival in Londonís East End, Sutton House was built in 1535 by Sir Ralph Sadleir, a rising star at the court of Henry VIII. It became home to successive merchants, Huguenot silk-weavers, Victorian schoolmistresses and Edwardian clergy.

10 Downing Street   

No. 10 Downing Street, with its famous black front door - the backdrop to many historical announcements, has been the official residence of Britainís Prime Minister since 1732.

Apsley House   

Apsley House, home of the first Duke of Wellington, is one of the capital's finest residences. Also known as 'Number One London', because it was the first house encountered past the toll-gate into London from the countryside.

Buckingham Palace   

The official web site of the British Monarchy.

Burgh House & Hampstead Local History Museum   

Burgh House is a handsome Queen Anne house in the heart of Old Hampstead, with original panelled rooms and staircase, and wrought-iron gates.

Chenies Manor House   

The semi-fortified brick Manor House was built by Sir John Cheyne about 1460. Sir John Russell (later the 1st Earl of Bedford) made additions in 1526, and it was his principal residence.

Cobham Hall   

Cobham Hall is an outstandingly beautiful red brick mansion dating from 1584, which demonstrates an exciting combination of Elizabethan, Jacobean, Carolean and 18th Century styles.

Eltham Palace   

In 1933 Stephen Courtauld - millionaire, war veteran and patron of the arts - looked to the suburb of Eltham as the setting for a breathtaking new home.

Fitzroy House   

Fitzroy House is an original 1791 building imitating the designs of Robert Adam, famous Georgian period architect. Located in the heart of Fitrovia, it now shows the life and work of L. Ron Hubbard.

Hampton Court Palace   

A magical history tour inside and out, with stunning State Apartments, a choice of six individual tours, costumed guides and 60 acres of spectacular riverside gardens including the world-famous maze.

Keats House Museum   

Museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, documentation, exhibition and interpretation of the life and works of the poet John Keats.

Leighton House Art Gallery & Museum   

Leighton House Museum is the former studio-house of the great Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830-1896).

Linley Sambourne House   

Linley Sambourne House, 18 Stafford Terrace is a unique example of a late Victorian townhouse.

Royal Mews   

One of the finest working stables in existance, the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace provides a unique opportunity for visitors to see the work of the Royal Household.

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