Wednesday, 29 November 2017

A Visit to Strawberry Hill @strawbhillhouse with LW's Richard III @roquesrichard

Daily Constitutional Associate Editor Richard III writes…

There are so many things to do here in London in between going on London Walks. I went to Strawberry Hill, a short trip to West London, the house of Horace Walpole. A riot of eccentric gothic architecture.

I went with Victoria Wynn, one of the many friends I have made amongst London Walkers. She hails from Edmonton in Canada and has done more than ninety different London Walks since 2011.

Victoria looks at a painting in Strawberry Hill…

The painting we were looking at (above) is of Robert Walpole, the first Prime Minister, father of Horace Walpole, responsible for building Strawberry Hill and almost single handedly responsible for the Gothic revival in Britain in the Nineteenth Century.

Find Strawberry Hill House here…

House Opening Hours

November to February

The House is typically open on Sundays from 11am-4pm and on Mondays 12-4pm. Last admission to the house is one hour before closing. 

March to October

The House is typically open on Sundays from 11am-5pm and Monday through Wednesday 12-4.30pm. Last admission to the house is one hour before closing.

Pre-booking for House entry is required for weekday visits during March to October.

Please note that Strawberry Hill House is not open on Saturdays. Opening times are subject to change due to events taking place in the House & Garden.

Café opening times are from 11am-4pm on days the house is open for visiting.

More info at

About your correspondent… Richard III

Richard III, scion of a Lord Mayor of London, is a writer, actor, director and stand-up comic. And the only London Walks guide to have addressed the United Nations!

Here he is leading the Mayfair walk…

And here are all of his London Walks tours for the end of November & start of December 2017…

Wednesday 29th            2pm            Hampstead            Hampstead village
Wednesday 29th            7.30            Holborn            Ghosts. Gaslight and Guinness
Friday 1st            2.30            Temple            Dickens's London
Saturday 2nd            2pm            Tower Hill            The Old City
Sunday 3rd            10.45            Tower Hill            Dickens's Christmas Carol
Sunday 3rd            7pm            Leicester Square            Soho pubs

A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at

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