Saturday, 17 August 2013

Osterley Park and House

Being keen National Trust members we decided to visit Osterley Park during our trip to London. Osterley is one of the last surviving country house estates in the capital. Once described by Horace Walpole as 'the palace of palaces', Osterley was designed in the late 18th century by architect Robert Adam for the Child family to entertain and impress their friends. The house is presented as it would have been in 1780 and certainly does impress, the interior in places is still in excellent condition and has been well preserved but other parts are undergoing restoration which is also interesting to see. Although Osterley is only a tube ride away we did have to battle our way across London and we were keen to visit Kew on the same day so we didn't really get the chance to properly explore the garden but I think it's somewhere we will visit again.

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