Gunnersbury Park

Gunnersbury House
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Date/Time
Friday, 30 June 2023
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location
Gunnersbury House
Popes Lane
London
W5 4NH


Gunnersbury as a house and park goes back to the 17th century, and in the 18th century was occupied by Princess Amelia, with landscaping by William Kent. After Amelia’s death the estate was divided and two new houses built. In 1835 the larger house was bought by Nathan Meyer Rothschild, who remodelled it. The Rothschilds later reunited the smaller house to their property and the estate remained a Rothschild family house until 1925, when a joint effort from local councils prevented the estate from being sold for development. Much of what is seen now is due to the Rothschilds. After a difficult time in recent years, some £21m has been spent on repair and renewal of both buildings and landscape. The house contains a museum about the estate and wider local history, including the Ealing film studios.

We shall get a guided tour for which there is no charge, but a donation of £5 is suggested. There are several places to buy food and drink in the park.

Meet at 11.00am at Gunnersbury Park House.

The address is Popes Lane, London W5 4NH. The nearest underground stations are Acton Town (Piccadilly & District lines) and South Ealing (Piccadilly line). Both are a 10–15 minute walk. Bus E3 goes from Acton Town Station to the Popes Lane entrance.

Please email Pam Lewis at pam_lewis@btopenworld.com to register for the visit, giving your NLU3A membership number and a contact telephone number, preferably a mobile.