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Closed due to Coronvirus emergency – Chiswick House & Gardens – Camellia Show 10th Anniversary

March 17 @ 10:00 amApril 10 @ 3:00 pm GMT
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The Camellia show has now been cancelled, but the gardens and cafe (operating on a cashless basis) are still open. Check Chiswick House website for more details.

Visit Chiswick House & Gardens

April 10
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Chiswick House is a beautiful example of Georgian architecture. Built by Lord Burlington as an extravagant party venue, the neo-Palladian villa was famous in its heyday during the 18th and 19th centuries for some of the most sumptuous entertainments ever held in Britain. The rich decoration and many paintings are well worth the entrance fee. The house is open 10.00 am – 5.00 pm at weekends in 2018 from Saturday 24 February until Easter weekend (Friday 31 March – Monday…

Visit Gunnersbury Triangle, nature reserve

April 10
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A green oasis created by intersecting railway lines, saved from development in the 1980s and managed by the London Wildlife Trust for wildlife and people. This wet woodland nature reserve is a haven for birds and small mammals, which take advantage of the sheltered birch and willow. Walkways and footpaths help guide visitors around the ponds and acid grassland areas through this wild oasis in Chiswick. You can just wander round and enjoy the peace and beauty of it or…

Visit Syon Park, Brentford

April 10
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The Park and Gardens are beautiful to walk around. The Great Conservatory 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. The House & Gardens are open from March until the end of October and close for the winter, except for the Enchanted Woodland event in November, when the Gardens are lit by night. Throughout…

Visit the London Wetland Centre, Barnes

April 10
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Winter opening: 1 November until February 28 (or 29 when relevant), opening times 9.30 am to 4.30 pm (last admission 3.30pm). Summer opening: 1 March until October 31, opening times 9.30am to 5.30pm (last admission 4.30pm). An urban oasis for wildlife, with wading birds, ducks and otters. A lovely place to go, with or without kids. Find out about WWT’s conservation work and the birds they are helping to save from extinction. Walks and talks on wild animals, plants and…

Arts & Crafts Trail, Hammersmith

April 10
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This is a walk that you can do at your leisure. You just need to download the map, or pick it up from the William Morris Society Museum in Hammersmith, open Thursday and Saturday, 2.00 – 5.00pm. Start at Hammersmith Bridge and make your way along the river to Hammersmith Terrace, reading about some of the interesting Victorians as you go. The riverside at Hammersmith was an important hub for the Arts & Crafts movement, home to several of its…

Visit Osterley Park & House – (The house, gardens, café and shop are now closed. However, the parkland will remain open)

April 10
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The house, gardens, café and shop are now closed. However, the parkland will remain open for you to enjoy, while observing social distancing measures. Osterley Park is a Georgian country estate in west London, now owned by the National Trust. Described by Horace Walpole as 'the palace of palaces', Osterley was created in the late 18th century by architect and designer Robert Adam for the Child family to entertain and impress their friends and clients. Today the house is presented…

Gunnerbury Park and Museum

Visit Gunnersbury Park (the park remains open but the museum is closed due to Coronavirus outbreak)

April 10
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The park is open daily from 8.00am – dusk. The museum is currently closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The original Gunnersbury House was built by Sir John Maynard, a lawyer and politician during the time of Oliver Cromwell. In the 18th century Princess Amelia, daughter of George II, used it as her summer home. After her death the original house was pulled down and replaced by two mansions. Both were bought by the Rothschild family in the 19th century…

Visit Kew Gardens (Gardens remain open but all buildings are closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak)

April 10
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The Gardens remain open but buildings and structures are closed as a precautionary measure during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew is home to the world’s most diverse collection of living plants; 132 hectares of landscape which is exceptionally beautiful in any season. In winter the Palm House welcomes you in to the warmth of the rainforest, the Princess of Wales Conservatory invites you to explore ten of the world’s climatic zones and the Waterlily House…

Osterley Park & House – Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

April 10 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm BST
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Explore the gardens to find the hidden wooden Easter eggs, then collect your Cadbury Chocolate prize. For more info and prices click here.

London Wetlands Centre, Barnes – Bird Feed

April 11 @ 3:00 pm BST
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Join the wardens as they feed the beautiful water birds from around the globe. Discover more about WWT's conservation work and the birds they are helping to save from extinction. Weekends at 3pm. Please note that the Centre closes at 3pm on Christmas Eve, so there will not be a public bird feed on that day. However you will still be able to attend the otter feed at 2pm. The Centre is closed on Christmas Day. Visit wwt.org.uk for more…

The Food Market Chiswick

April 19 @ 10:00 am2:00 pm BST
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The market is behind the flats on the A316, opposite Chiswick School. You can reach it from either Edensor Road or Riverside Drive (and then left onto Alexandra Gardens). Just follow the signs. The Food Market Chiswick is a collection of stalls where the stallholders are also the producers of the food, so the food is fresh and seasonal. There are stallholders offering prepared food: a selection of street food, handmade bread, cakes and pastries, and those offering the ingredients:…

Staveley Road – Blossom Day Street Party

April 19 @ 12:00 pm3:00 pm BST

The Blossom Day Street Party on Staveley Road will take place between midday and 3pm. This will be a unique opportunity for both local residents and lovers of cherry blossom trees from further afield to come and enjoy Chiswick’s very own sakura festival. To celebrate, Blossom Day W4 is organising a Haiku and Poem Competition for young people. Visit the website for full details where the entry form and competition rules can be found. The three winners from both age…

Chiswick School – Car Boot Sale

May 3
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One of the most successful car boot sales in the South East, the Chiswick Car Boot sale offers a glorious serendipitous mix of stuff: clothes, plants, DVDs & CDs, books, furniture, toys, you name it. Most of it is second hand, some new, but there are some real bargains to be had. The sale is held on the first Sunday of the month, every month except January, at Chiswick School, Burlington Lane, London W4 3UN. Car entrance Staveley Road, pedestrian…

Kew Gardens Scenery

Kew Gardens – Monthly British Sign Language Tours

May 3 @ 11:30 am1:00 pm BST
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For visitors who use British Sign Language, these monthly walking tours led by Kew's specially trained tour guides offer an overview of the Gardens, its history and scientific work. Tours take place on the first Sunday of each month (except December and January) at 11.30am and last about 90 minutes. Tours start from Victoria Gate. These tours are free, and free entry to the Gardens is included. They are limited to 15 people per tour, so registering is essential. Please register in…

Osterley Park and House – Outdoor Theatre: Comedy of Errors

May 20 @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm BST

Join The HandleBards all-male troupe at Osterley Park and House for a bicycle-powered, farcical production of Shakespeare’s ‘The Comedy of Errors’. Expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter. This is an outdoor production, so please bring your own chair or blanket to sit on, a picnic to dig into, and dress for the weather! Free for children under 10 (1 per adult booked) For more info and tickets click here.

Gunnersbury Park – Lovebox Festival

June 12June 14

Summer music festival showcasing artists from the worlds of house, techno, hip-hop, R&B and grime across two days. Held in Gunnersbury Park for the last 2 years. Opening Times: Friday 12 June – 2:00pm Saturday 13 June and Sunday June 14th – 12:00pm Last entry is at 8pm. Arrive early to avoid the crowds. Tickets loveboxfestival

Bedford Park Festival – Green Days

June 13June 14

Green Days is huge fete over two days on Acton Green with a fun fair, live music stage, beer tent, craft village and all manner of food and drink on sale from wonderful cakes baked by the congregation of St Michael & All Angels Church and supplemented by the American Chiswick High Rd bakers Outsider Tart, to the produce of the local distillery Sipsmith and local brewery Fuller’s. There’s all that you would expect of a village fete – fancy…

Osterley Park and House – Outdoor Theatre: Macbeth

June 14 @ 7:00 pm9:45 pm BST

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the UK’s premier all male theatre company - with direct links to the history of William Shakespeare - invite you to join them this summer for the breathless and brilliant tragedy, Macbeth. Emerging victorious in war Macbeth receives pronouncement from three weird sisters who prophesy he will be King of Scotland. Overcome by ambition and driven on by his wife Macbeth murders the king and sets in motion a terrible sequence of events from which there…

Osterley Park and House – Outdoor Theatre: Bohemian Rhapsody

July 2 @ 8:15 pm11:30 pm BST

We will, we will, Rock you! An amazing outdoor cinema experience at Osterley Park & House with a screening of Bohemian Rhapsody (12A) Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound and culminates in their iconic performance at Live Aid. Plus: Food, Snacks and Music before the film starts. Gates open 8pm, film starts shortly…

Osterley Park and House – Outdoor Theatre: Charlotte Brontes’ ‘Jane Eyre’

July 11 @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm BST

Grab your picnic blanket and pop over to the Stables Walled Garden for a glorious summer evening of outdoor theatre. DOT Productions return in their 11th year of touring with Charlotte Bronte’s bold and enduring novel. Charlotte Bronte’s masterpiece is brought vividly to life in this new stage adaptation. The Stables Walled Garden will open at 5.30pm, so bring your blanket and a picnic basket and get settled for the evening to start at 6.30pm. The Brewhouse Coffee Shop will…

Chiswick Pier – Party on the Pier

July 26 @ 11:30 am BST

The action starts at 11.30 when the event officially opens and the first free boat trip sails. FREE BOAT TRIPS aboard Princess Freda, a Dunkirk Little Ship, sail from Chiswick Pier every 45 minutes from 11.30 throughout the afternoon. Stroll around, browse the stalls and entertain the children with various games including interactive fun sessions with Amanda’s Action Club.   These will run at 12.00, 1.00 and 2.30  Thames Explorer Trust will be taking the children river dipping from 1.30 so…

Prudential RideLondon 2020
15-16 August, 2020

August 15
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One event on August 16, 2020 at 12:00 am

Developed by the Mayor of London and his agencies in 2013, Prudential RideLondon is the one of the world's greatest festivals of cycling. The eighth edition will take place over the weekend of 15-16 August 2020. There is no other closed-road event like it that combines the  element of a free family ride in central London with the excitement of watching the world’s best professional cyclists race in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic and Prudential RideLondon Classique. Taking a cue from…

Chiswick House & Gardens – Pub in the Park

September 4September 6

There's a fantastic array of chefs, talent and hosts that will be taking part throughout the weekend - all hosted by the one and only Marcus Wareing. Joining Marcus will be Atul Kochhar, Andrew Pern, Jose Pizzaro, Chris King, Chantelle Nicholson, Nieves Barragan, Tom Brown & Luke Taylor, some of the finest chefs in the business, who will be taking part in cooking demo’s book signings, Q&A’s and more. With more restaurants this year than ever before, the pubs and…

Chiswick House – Dog Show

September 20

Chiswick House Dog Show is an opportunity for everyone who uses and loves Chiswick House & Gardens to give something back through being part of a fun day out for all the family. Run by the community for the community, everyone’s efforts raise monies to fund projects to maintain and constantly improve this wonderful, historic oasis in West London. If you would like to volunteer to help us on the day, please click here. With classes ranging from Naughtiest Dog to Prettiest…

Gunnersbury Park, parkrun, all ages

November 28 @ 9:00 am GMT
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A 5km timed run - you against the clock. Free event. All ages and abilities welcome. You can run, jog or walk the course. Everyone runs for their own enjoyment. You are invited to join in whatever your pace. parkrun started back in 2004 when 13 runners got together on a blustery day in Bushy Park, Teddington, UK. They’re now an international family of two million registered runners and volunteers (and counting). Held in pleasant parkland on weekend mornings, their…

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