Chiswick House is a Palladian villa in Chiswick, in the west of London, England. A "glorious" example of Neo-Palladian architecture in London, the house was built and designed by Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington, and completed in 1729. The house and gardens occupy 26.33 hectares; the gardens were created mainly by architect and landscape designer William Kent. The garden is one of the earliest examples of the English landscape garden.
After the death of its builder and original occupant in 1753 and the subsequent deaths of his last surviving daughter, Charlotte Boyle in 1754, and his widow in 1758, the property was ceded to William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire, Charlotte's husband. After William's death in 1764, the villa passed to his and Charlotte's orphaned young son, William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire.
Open daily/all year round: 7 a.m. - dusk
Open daily: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The house is closed to visitors until Mar 29 2015.
Gardens & Conservatory: Free entry
Children (5-15): £3.70
Family (2+3): £15.90
Children (under 5), English Heritage Members: free