Built for the Duke of Burlington almost 300 years ago by William Kent, this building is a testament to the rule that you should not ask friends to design something for you. Yes, it is built in the tradition of Palladio, but the finished product is a mean sized set of rooms on the ground floor and an overly large "Upper Tribune", or entrance hall, on the first. Some of the decor is in mind-blowing bad taste, such as the hideous blue flocked wallpapered room. The paintings are also nothing to write home about and even the audio guide suggests that William Kent the painter was not a talent to be admired. Sadly, there is little furniture on display. The views from the building, on the other hand, are lovely.
Unusually for London, there was free parking in the road that boarders the walled garden.
For those using wheelchairs, the House is able to accommodate but I overheard the guide say the staff needed an hour's notice.
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