Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery
Elegant John Soane house, now with contemporary art gallery, in beautiful Regency-styled parkland.
Mattock Lane, London W5 5EQ
- Accessible loos
- Accessible parking
- Cafe / restaurant
- Easily accessible without car
- Facilities for children
- Mostly wheelchair accessible
- Parkland / open spaces
- Picnic area
Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery was the country retreat of Sir John Soane (1753-1837), one of Britain’s most influential architects. From 1800 to 1804, Soane designed and built it as his dream country home in then rural Ealing within a beautiful Regency landscape.
Soane saw Pitzhanger as the foundation for what he hoped would become a family dynasty of architects. Pitzhanger was designed around Soane’s eclectic and growing collection of art and antiquities. But first and foremost, it was a place of entertainment where he could host clients and influential friends at dinners and garden parties, or simply to fish in his lake. When Soane’s ideal of family harmony collapsed, he moved back to Lincoln’s Inn Fields, taking his collection with him.
Pitzhanger reopened in spring 2019 following a £12M three-year conservation project to return it to Soane’s original designs and now stands as a rare example of a spectacular Soane building. It celebrates Soane’s genius and influence as a designer, juxtaposing his intricate interior decorative schemes and architecture with a programme of ambitious contemporary art exhibitions, events and activities.
Pitzhanger still sits within its beautifully landscaped original parkland, which became Walpole Park in 1901. The shop sells bespoke gifts inspired by the Manor and the site also includes its café Soane’s Kitchen set within its original walled garden, with the Rickyard, Pitzhanger’s learning and activity space and its kiosk cafe Pitzhanger Pantry, nearby in Walpole Park.
Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.
Open 10am-5pm Wednesday – Sunday (open late until 7pm on Thursdays). Monday and Tuesday closed except bank holidays.
Full price is £7.70 (including 10% voluntary donation to reclaim Gift Aid), Concessions £4.95 and free entry available for some groups.
Historic Houses members visit free.
Private group tours are available to book Wednesday-Friday within our opening hours. Tours cost £250 per group for up to 15 people. This includes a tour of the historic Manor led by a member of the Pitzhanger team, plus free time to explore the Manor and Gallery independently. Additional guests may be accommodated for an additional fee.
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PItzhanger warmly welcomes educational visits and delivers workshops and outreach opportunities for schools.
Mattock Lane, London W5 5EQ
Ealing Broadway station is an 8-minute walk from Pitzhanger, and is on the Central and District London Underground lines and Great Western Main Line/ TfL Rail (9 minutes from Paddington) and Elizabeth Line. Pitzhanger is an 8-minute walk from Ealing Broadway station: turn left out of the station and follow the signs to Ealing Green. South Ealing is a 15 minute walk or 5 minute bus ride (65) from Pitzhanger and is on the Piccadilly Line. Buses: 65, 207, 427, 607, E1, E11, 112, E2, E7, E8, E9, E10, 483, 226, 297 all stop within a short walk of Pitzhanger. You can get the E2, E7 and E8 from Ealing Broadway Station to Ealing Town Hall (5 minute walk to Pitzhanger) or the 65 from Ealing Broadway Station to Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre (2 minute walk to Pitzhanger). Cycle parking is available around Pitzhanger and car parking is available at nearby Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre.
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