You won’t find many country estates left in London these days, and Osterley is one of the last to survive. Surrounded by over 350 acres of landscaped park and farmland, it may feel like this house is a world away but amazingly you can get there by tube!
Osterley House was originally built in 1575 but was transformed in the late 18th century by architect and designer Robert Adam for the Child family. The property is now looked after by the National Trust who have taken care to ensure that the house is presented as it would have looked in the 1780s.
They’re happy for you to take photos inside the house as long as you don’t use a flash, so I went a bit snap happy.
If you’ve seen the 2012 Batman film The Dark Knight Rises then the interior of Osterley House may be familiar to you as it was used as a double for Wayne Manor.
Currently Osterley House is open Wednesday-Sunday while the gardens are open every day. Admission to the whole property is £9.90 for adults, or free for National Trust and Art Fund members. If you’re travelling by tube, the closest station is Osterley on the Piccadilly line. On-site parking is available at £5 per car, free for motorcycles.
Have you been to Osterley House? What did you think of it?