Places to visit in west London
Attractions in The Guide – plus selected gazetteer pages
West of the West End there are more stately homes set in glorious parkland than in any other direction. There are lots of smaller historic houses too, many of them open to the public.
The picture links are for pages in The Guide – focussing in depth on individual attractions; the text links will take you to gazetteer pages – each telling the story of a whole locality.
An elegant Jacobean mansion – and admission is free (when it’s open).
The second largest but least known of the eight royal parks of London.
The park is home to two mansions – one large, one small – side-by-side.
A Middlesex village with a big old barn (very big, very old).
A glamorous residential district and a delightful park and gardens.
In the 17th century it covered 25 square miles – it’s a lot smaller now, with fewer footpads.
One of the finest of London’s ‘Magnificent Seven’ cemeteries.
Get up close to some powerful engines at the London Museum of Water and Steam.
This was the 18th-century equivalent of Beverley Hills, apparently.
A glorious red-brick mansion remodelled by Robert Adam in the 1760s and now a National Trust property.
The westernmost of London’s Thames islets is surprisingly hilly.
One of the loveliest little parks in London, a short walk from Hammersmith’s shopping centre.
Ride the model railway around the lido. It’s hard to believe this is London.
Strand on the Green
A marvellous spot for a drink beside the river – or even several drinks in several different pubs.
A stately home, a spectacular conservatory and expansive grounds.
Potter around in one of the most beautiful cemeteries in London.
Two from the Nuggets section
Chiswick House – a small but perfectly formed stately home with wonderful gardens
Blue Anchor – Not really one of London’s oldest pubs but it’s an idyllic spot to take some riverside refreshment.
Places to visit in north London
Places to visit in east and south-east London
Places to visit in south London
This page will be updated with new additions to The Guide as soon as they’re published, so if you’re a west London regular you might like to bookmark it and return from time to time.