Syon is one of the last great houses in London which is still lived in by a member of the aristocracy. It has been in the family of the present owner, the Duke of Northumberland, for more than 400 years.
The park land, which is also home to the Syon Park Hilton hotel and children’s indoor play area Snakes and Ladders, never closes. Syon House, the Gardens and the Great Conservatory close for the winter and reopen Wednesday 23 March.
The Gardens, created by ‘Capability’ Brown in the eighteenth century, are open daily in the summer season. Tickets pre-booked or by contactless payment on the door. (Up to two free children per full paying adult, not available combined with another promotion or offer). Tickets available to book online. HHA, RHS and Season Tickets don’t need to book, just show your passes on entry.
Image above: Syon Park Great Conservatory; photograph Jennifer Griffiths
The Great Conservatory, within the gardens, has been used as a location for music videos and film shoots, including the 1967 Dudley Moore – Peter Cook version of Bedazzled and John Boorman’s first feature film Catch Us If You Can.
Built in the sixteenth century on the site of the Medieval Syon Abbey, the House came to the family of the present owners in 1594. Normally, during the summer season, Syon House is open on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from middle of March to the end of October.
Syon Park Trout Fishery
Syon Park Trout Fishery, which offers easily accessible trout fishing for novices and more experienced anglers, is open to season ticket holders only.
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