Syon House and Gardens The London home of the Duke of Northumberland, whose family were granted the former monastic site at the end of the 16th century. The Tudor mansion was remodelled by Robert Adam for the 1st Duke in 1760’s and the interiors are an architectural tour de force – the great hall may be Adam’s finest classical work.
Features: 30-acre gardens within 200-acre park transformed by ‘Capability’ Brown; stunning domed conservatory designed by Charles Fowler in the 1820s.
This property offers free access to HHA Friends and Members during normal opening hours.
Summer 2017 – Reopens on Monday 12th March 2018.
Syon House and Gardens
Described by John Betjeman as the ‘Grand Architectural Walk’, Syon House and its 200-acre park is the London home of the Duke of Northumberland, whose family, the Percys, have lived here for 400 years. Originally the site of a late medieval monastery, excavated by Channel 4’s Time Team, Syon Park has a fascinating history. Catherine Howard was imprisoned at Syon before her execution, Lady Jane Grey was offered the crown whilst staying at Syon, and the 9th Earl of Northumberland was imprisoned in the Tower of London for 15 years because of his association with the Gunpowder Plot.
The present house has Tudor origins but contains some of Robert Adam’s finest interiors, which were commissioned by the 1st Duke in the 1760s. The private apartments and State bedrooms are available to view.
The house can be hired for filming and photo shoots subject to availability. Within the ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped park are 40 acres of gardens which contain the spectacular Great Conservatory designed by Charles Fowler in the 1820s. The House and Great Conservatory are available for corporate and private hire. The Northumberland Room in Syon House is an excellent venue for conferences, meetings, lunches and dinners (max 60). The State Apartments make a sumptuous setting for dinners, concerts, receptions, launches and wedding ceremonies (max 120). Marquees can be erected on the lawn adjacent to the house for balls and corporate events. The Great Conservatory is available for summer parties, launches, filming, photoshoots and wedding receptions (max 150).
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- Address: Syon Park Brentford TW8 8JF
- Phone: 0208 560 0882
- Website: http://www.syonpark.co.uk
- Email: email@example.com
- Get there by bus: 237 or 267
- Get there by tube/train: District line
- Wheelchair access: Yes
There is a good access for wheelchair users in the grounds and the conservatory. There is very little provision for sensory impaired people.
Maximum number of wheelchair users allowed in at any one time is 5.
- Monday 10.30am - 5.00pm
- Tuesday 10.30am - 5.00pm
- Wednesday 10.30am - 5.00pm
- Thursday 10.30am - 5.00pm
- Friday 10.30am - 5.00pm
- Saturday 10.30am - 5.00pm
- Sunday 10.30am - 5.00pm