PLACES TO VISIT
£ = admission charge EH = English Heritage & NT = National Trust (free entry to members)
|National Trust properties|
FORTY HALL ESTATE Forty Hill, Enfield EN2 9HA. Tel 020 8363 8196.
Grade I listed Jacobean Hall contains fine period rooms with local history displays and changing exhibitions. Programme of tours and activities (chargeable). The 273 acre grounds are mostly informal but with a lake and walled garden. The surrounding estate includes parkland, woodland, farmland, river and lakes (fishing available). Open Tue - Fri from 11am Sat, Sun & Bank Hols from noon. Closes 5pm April - October & 4pm November - March. Cafe & shop. A Friends Group will be launched in autumn 2012. Forty Hall walk.
THE BUILDING EXPLORATORY Albion Drive E8 4ET. Tel 020 7275 8555
A hands-on exhibition designed to help communities understand and appreciate their local area (Hackney). Open Thu & Fri 1-5:30 by appointment. Hackney walk
HACKNEY MUSEUM Reading Lane E8 1GQ. Tel 020 8356 3500.
Permanent displays and changing exhibitions with events programme. Open Tue - Sat. Hackney walk
SUTTON HOUSE NT 2 & 4 Homerton High Street E9 6JQ. Tel 020 8986 2264.
A Tudor house that has been home to royal courtiers to squatters, all leaving their mark. A unique survival in London's East End. Special discovery days and programme of art exhibitions (free admission) plus walks/talks/tours. Open Thur - Sun plus BH Mons. Also Mon - Wed in summer. Gallery, Cafe & Shop 9-5pm weekdays 12-5 weekends. Historic rooms 10:30-4:30 weekdays 12-4:30 weekends. Property closed mid December to end January. Hackney Walk
BURGH HOUSE New End Square NW3 1LT. Tel 020 7431 0144
Historic house with local history displays, exhibitions, shop and cafe. Friends organisation. Open Wed - Fri & Sun 12-5. Hampstead walks
FENTON HOUSE £ NT Hampstead Grove NW3 6RT. Tel 020 7435 3471
Late 17th century house with fine collections and attractive gardens. Open March - October Wed - Sun & Bank Hol Mons 11-5pm. Hampstead walks
KEATS HOUSE £ Keats Grove NW3 2RR. Tel 020 7332 3868
Memorabilia of the poet in his former home. Admission tickets valid for 1 year. Audio guide. Open 1-5pm Tue - Sun (summer) & Fri - Sun (winter). Hampstead walks
KENWOOD EH Hampstead Lane NW3 7JR. Tel 020 8348 1286
Attractively sited house, remodelled by Robert Adam, with a fine collection of paintings. Shop, cafe and information centre adjoining. Hampstead walks
2 WILLOW ROAD £ NT NW3 1TH. Tel 020 7435 6166
Designed by architect Erno Goldfinger as his home in 1939. Tours (approx one hour) at 11am, noon, 1pm & 2pm then free-flow 3-5pm. Open Wed - Sun April - October. Hampstead walks
HAMPSTEAD HEATH INFORMATION CENTRE Parliament Hill Lido. Tel 020 7482 7073.
Displays, Wildlife Garden and activities.
ABNEY PARK CEMETERY Stoke Newington High Street N16 OLN. Tel 020 7275 7557
Historic Victorian Garden Cemetery, now a 32 acre nature reserve with Visitor & Environment Centres. Programme of special events and volunteering opportunities. Stoke Newington walk
WILLIAM MORRIS GALLERY Forest Road E17 4PP. Tel 020 8496 4390
This former home has a collection of works illustrating the achievements and influence of Morris. Friends Group. Shop & cafe. Set in an attractive park. Open Wed - Sun 10-5. Closed Christmas/New Year. Walthamstow walk
VESTRY HOUSE MUSEUM Vestry Road E17 9NH Tel 020 8496 4391
This building which has served as a workhouse, vestry and police station now houses local history displays and collections. Also local archives available (open by appointment). Shop and garden. Open Wed - Sun 10-5. Community room available for group use by arrangement (hire charge). Walthamstow walk
EASTBURY MANOR HOUSE £ NT Eastbury Square Barking IG11 9SN Tel 020 8724 1002.
Open to the public with guided tours 10-4 (last admission 3:15) on Mondays (not Bank Hols) and Tuesdays. Also Family Days on first Saturday and Heritage days on second Saturday. Shop & cafe.
FREUD MUSEUM £ 20 Maresfield Gardens NW3 5SX. Tel 020 7535 2002
Family home with collections. Shop & refreshments. Programme of events. Open Wed - Sun 12-5.
STEPHEN'S COLLECTION Avenue House, East End Road N3 3QE. Tel 020 8346 6337
Displays on the life and work of Henry 'Inky' Stephens by the Finchley Society. Open Tue-Thurs 2-4:30. The gardens are an attractive public park with a pond and specimen trees (trail leaflet available).
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