Ham House, Richmond-upon-Thames

Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · History Museum
Not to be confused with Ham House in east London or Mathias Ham House in Iowa.

Ham House is a historic house with formal gardens set back 200 metres from the River Thames in Ham, south of Richmond in London. It is claimed by the National Trust to be "unique in Europe as the most complete survival of 17th century fashion and power." The house itself is designated on the National Heritage List for England as a Grade I listed building. Its park and formal gardens are listed at Grade II* by Historic England in the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.
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  • Great to be back. House not open and gardens not up to speed. Very Limited lunch option and the two soups we had could have been cream of anything-no texture, very weak and insipid definitely must do....  more »
  • Although we could not go inside the house...the gardens were lovely. They will look even more beautiful once there has been a bit more TLC done. But it’s early days as it’s just reopened. I’m...  more »
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  • We visited in February on a last minute decision and we were not disappointed. Free parking near it which is brilliant. The grounds the house is set on are beautiful, although they are quite small so doesn’t take too long to walk around. You are able to walk around the basement of the house which has lots of interesting stories and a banquet set up with different foods they used to eat which was an eye opener. When you go into the main entrance of the house, we were greeted by a lovely lady who’s knowledge of the house was outstanding and set the scene for what to look out for in each room we entered upstairs. The house is very beautiful and grand from both outside and in. Definitely something to visit and learn the history about ham house. Also the cafe on site does the most amazing cream tea which you can’t miss out on !!
  • Ham House is a historic house with formal gardens set back 200 metres from the River Thames in Ham, south of Richmond in London. It is claimed by the National Trust to be "unique in Europe as the most complete survival of 17th century fashion and power." The house itself is designated on the National Heritage List for England as a Grade I listed building. Its park and formal gardens are listed at Grade II* by Historic England in the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.
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