Towns in
London Historic Houses/Palaces

10  Downing Street

No.  10 Downing Street, with its famous black front door - the backdrop to many  historical announcements, has been the  official residence of Britain Prime  Minister since 1732

Apsley  House

Apsley  House, home of the first Duke of  Wellington, is one of the capital's finest  residences. Also known as 'Number One  London', because it was the first house  encountered past the toll-gate into  London from the countryside.

Buckingham  Palace

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The  official web site of the British  Monarchy.

Burgh  House & Hampstead Local History Museum

Burgh  House is a handsome Queen Anne house in  the heart of Old Hampstead, with  original panelled rooms and staircase, and  wrought-iron gates.

Chenies  Manor House

The  semi-fortified brick Manor House was built  by Sir John Cheyne about 1460. Sir  John Russell (later the 1st Earl of Bedford)  made additions in 1526, and it was  his principal residence.

Cobham  Hall

Cobham  Hall is an outstandingly beautiful red  brick mansion dating from 1584, which  demonstrates an exciting combination of  Elizabethan, Jacobean, Carolean and  18th Century styles.

Eltham  Palace

In  1933 Stephen Courtauld - millionaire, war  veteran and patron of the arts -  looked to the suburb of Eltham as the setting  for a breathtaking new  home.

Hampton Court  Palace

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A  magical history tour inside and out, with  stunning State Apartments, a choice  of six individual tours, costumed guides and  60 acres of spectacular riverside  gardens including the world-famous  maze.

Keats House  Museum

museum  dedicated to the collection,  preservation, documentation, exhibition and  interpretation of the life and works  of the poet John Keats.

Leighton House Art Gallery  & Museum

Leighton  House Museum is the former  studio-house of the great Victorian artist Frederic,  Lord Leighton  (1830-1896).

Linley Sambourne  House

Linley  Sambourne House, 18 Stafford Terrace is  a unique example of a late Victorian  townhouse.

Royal Mews The Royal Collection © 2002, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth

One  of the finest working stables in  existance, the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace  provides a unique opportunity for  visitors to see the work of the Royal  Household.

Sutton  House

Sutton  House was built in 1535 and has since  been home to marchants and  clergy.