London Sights

Ham House

  • Ham St. Map It
  • Richmond
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

To the west of Richmond Park, overlooking the Thames and nearly opposite the memorably named Eel Pie Island, Ham House was built in 1610 and remodeled 50 years later. It's one of the most complete examples in Europe of a lavish 17th-century house, together with a restored formal garden that has become an influential source for other European palaces and grand villas. The original decorations in the Great Hall, Round Gallery, and Great Staircase have been replicated, and all the furniture and fittings are on permanent loan from the Victoria & Albert Museum. A tranquil and scenic way to reach the house is on foot, which takes about 30 minutes, along the eastern riverbank south from Richmond Bridge.

Sight Information


Ham St., London, TW10 7RS, England

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Sight Details:

  • House, gardens, and outbuildings £10; gardens and servants' quarters only £4
  • House late Feb.–Oct., daily 10–4. Gardens Nov.–mid-Feb., daily 10–4; mid-Feb.–Oct., daily 10–5

Published 08/18/2015


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