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09 January 2020Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery, Ealing
20 March 2020Jewish Quarter/East End of London walk with Diane Burstein
22 April 2020Hever Castle and Gardens - self-guided tour
27 May 2020Stanley Picker House
06 July 2020St Mary's House and Gardens, Bramber, West Sussex

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Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery, Ealing
Thursday 09 January 2020

Pitzhanger Manor in Ealing was the country house of Sir John Soane, one of Britain’s most extraordinary architects. He bought Pitzhanger in 1800 in the hope of creating a showcase for his collection and his talents, and a family house for a dynasty of architects, starting with his young sons. 

The house and gardens are a lasting testimony to Soane’s skill and imagination as an architect. But the dynasty never materialised. In 1810 , when his sons proved a disappointment, Soane sold Pitzhanger. Now run by Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery Trust, the house and garden have recently undergone major renovation to restore Soane’s original vision.