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The park facilities include a playground, kiosk café, accessible toilets, The Rickyard learning centre, walled kitchen garden, Regency-planted beds, historic and wildlife interpretation panels, fish pond with fountains and the serpentine lake.

About Walpole Park

Pitzhanger still sits in its beautifully landscaped original parkland, which became Walpole Park in 1901. In 2013 its historic features and landscapes were restored to how they had been in Soane’s time, following a major HLF-funded project. Today, Walpole Park is run by Ealing Council and is open to all.

Park Facilities

  • Accessible toilets
  • Pitzhanger Pantry kiosk café
  • Playground
  • The Rickyard learning centre
  • Walled kitchen garden
  • Regency-planted beds
  • Historic and wildlife interpretation panels
  • Fish pond with fountains
  • The serpentine lake

You can find Walpole Park on Facebook here with posts on park news and events. 

Instagram @pitzhanger


Only one month to go until our Julian Opie opens exhibition closes on 24 October 2021! 

Have you been to see Opie’s work in Pitzhanger’s gallery and Walpole Park? 🎨🌳

Book your tickets via the link in our bio.

Ealing Borough residents go free Wednesday and Sunday morning.

#JulianOpie #pitzhanger #walpolepark #LEDsculpture #crows #corvids #corvidsofinstagram #summerexhibtion #thingstodoinlondon #ealing #londonexhibition 

📷 @john_sanders_weddings
It might not have been the most sunny of summers ☀️, but we've managed to have a few beautiful weddings in our Historic manor and Gardens. 

Jess and Jamie got married this August and don't they look amazing?! 🤩

#weddingvenue #pitzhangerwedding #londongwedding #historichousewedding #walpolepark #weddingboquet #weddingcouple

📸 @john_sanders_weddings
Julian Opie talks about his use of the Gallery and it’s natural surroundings at his current solo show at Pitzhanger 🌳

Interested in hearing Opie speak more about his work?

Join one our the artist introductions on 22 September at either 6.30 or 7.30pm to hear Julian Opie discuss the ideas behind his artworks. 

Book via link in bio.

#julianopie #artiststalk #exhibitionintroduction #exhibition #walpolepark #meettheartist
Are you looking forward to a long weekend? ☀️

Reminder that we are open Saturday, Sunday and Monday 10am - 5pm so plan your visit now.

The manor will be closed on Monday for a private event but you can still visit our Julian Opie exhibition in the Gallery. Entry will be through the back door in Walpole Park 🌳 

Our restaurant @soanes_kitchen will also be open on bank holiday Monday 🙌 but please note that they are closed on Sat 28. Check out their page for more info.

#TGIF #bankholiday #julianopie #pitzhangermanor #pitzhanger #walpolepark #exhibitionart
Looking for outdoor activities this summer? Discover the public artworks of Julian Opie across London with our new downloadable art trail! 

Visit @citizenm at Tower Hill to Southbank, @carnabylondon to Paddington as well as Pitzhanger and Walpole Park, Ealing. 

We’d love to see your journeys – make sure you tag us @Pitzhanger along the way! 

Download link in bio.

#JulianOpie #Opie #summerholidays2021 #whatsonlondon #London #summerlondon #thingstodo #walking #loveLondon #Pitzhanger #Southbank #TowerHill #CarnabyStreet #WalpolePark #Paddington #timeoutlondon #thingstodowithkids #contemporaryart #summerinlondon
THIS WEEKEND! Architecture for Dogs

Drop in for free from 10am - 5pm on Sat & Sun for an interactive display of architectural pieces designed for dogs by world-class architects and designers in Pitzhanger's grounds in Walpole Park. 

Each architectural piece is designed with a different dog breed in mind and offers a playful and insightful exploration into architecture and design that can be joyful for both dogs and their human companions. 


The life of Fanny Soane
10am, 11am, 1.30pm and 3pm
Hear one of our staff give an introduction to Sir John and Eliza Soane and their beloved terrier, Fanny, as you embark (woof!) on your visit to Pitzhanger Manor. 

Julian Opie
10am-5pm Sat & Sun 
Free Sun 10am - 12.30pm for Ealing residents

A new body of work by contemporary British artist Julian Opie including site specific pieces, focusing on architecture, people and nature. Leave your dog at our ‘dog crèche'.

SPECIAL OFFER: get a half price hot drink when you buy your dog a tub of Jude’s doggy ice cream from @PitzhangerPantry in Walpole Park all weekend.

@ealing_summer #EalingFringe2021 #architecturefordogs @archfordogs #architecture #walpolepark #dogwalkers #dogsofinstagram #ealingfeeling @japanhouseldn

📷 Photo: Yoda Hiroshi
Conjugal among the crows 🥂

Congratulations to Jodie and Chris on getting married last week at Pitzhanger! Walpole Park is a stunning setting at any time but we do think the LED crows are adding some edge!

Part of the Julian Opie exhibition in Pitzhanger's gallery, these crows - as well as the walking figure at the front of the Manor - are the first artworks we've ever had outdoors, made possible by @artfund.

Have you been to see Julian Opie at Pitzhanger?
Open until 24 October

#Pitzhanger #wedding #JulianOpie #CrowsinthePark #WalpolePark #EalingParks #OutdoorArtwork #LEDsculpture #happycouple #weddingphotography

📷 @jordannamarstonphoto
Happy Tuesday ☀️

We hope you’ve all had a great day while Pitzhanger has been closed and can’t wait to welcome visitors back tomorrow.

On a Wednesday we are FREE all day long for Ealing Residents so do come by if you live locally. Visit the park, Julian Opie exhibition, Manor House and one of our cafés (@soanes_kitchen & @pitzhangerpantry) for a perfect school holiday day out. 

#pitzhanger #ealing #ealingfeeling #ealingmums #daysoutwithkids #daysoutuk #daysoutwiththekids #julianopie #outdoorsculpture #walpolepark #londonparks #roofwithaview
Does your dog like architecture? 

We’d be surprised if you knew the answer to that question. Why not come and find out next weekend in Walpole Park? 

Pitzhanger is hosting the Architecture For Dogs Roadshow on Sat 7 and Sun 8 August. Come and enjoy the interactive display of architectural pieces designed for dogs by world-class architects and designers. 

The roadshow is inspired by the Architecture for Dogs exhibition, which was displayed at Japan House London between September and December 2020,

10am - 5pm.
Free. Drop-in. 

Find out more at

SPECIAL OFFER: get a half price hot drink (or iced coffee) when you buy your dog a tub of Jude’s doggy ice cream from @pitzhangerpantry all weekend.

@japanhouseldn @archfordogs #WalpolePark #DogWalkers #walkingthepark #architecturefordogs #EalingFringeFestival #Ealing #Pitzhanger #architecture #dogs #dogsofinstagram
Visit Pitzhanger this summer to discover a vibrant solo exhibition by leading contemporary artist Julian Opie.
Walk through the landscape of new sculptures, LED animations, light box paintings and film of people, buildings and animals in Pitzhanger Gallery. Don’t miss the animated walking figure and crows artworks installed outside.
A ticket also provides entry to Pitzhanger Manor, the extraordinary country home designed in 1800 by Sir John Soane, the influential British architect.
“If you haven’t visited Pitzhanger I really recommend it, a unique place, a gem to be treasured whether a familiar or first time visitor.”
Pitzhanger is open Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm (late opening until 7pm on Thursday)
Ealing residents visit FREE all day Wednesdays + Sundays from 10am-12.30pm
Find out more and book now at
#JulianOpie #Opie #Pitzhanger #Soane #JohnSoane #SirJohnSoane #WalpolePark #Ealing #Exhibition #Artwork #London #contemporaryart #Londonart #Architecture #Heritage #Culture #WestLondon
Architecture for Dogs 🐶
Yes, you read correctly. DOGS!

On 7 & 8 of August you can come and visit an interactive display of architectural pieces designed for dogs with your four-legged friends, part of the recent Architecture for Dogs exhibition at @JapanHouseLdn in the Pitzhanger garden. The structures have been designed for dogs by world-class architects and designers, and are touring some of London’s most popular dog-walking sites, including Walpole Park!

Pitzhanger staff and volunteers will be running a ‘dog crèche’ throughout the day so you can enjoy a visit to the Manor as well as the outdoor exhibits.

SPECIAL OFFER: get a half price hot drink (or iced coffee) when you buy your dog a tub of Jude’s doggy ice cream from @PitzhangerPantry all weekend. 🍦

Sat 7 + Sun 8 August, 10am-5pm, FREE (drop-in)

📷 Photo: Yoda Hiroshi

#ArchitectureForDogs #JapanHouseLondon #architecture #walpolepark #dogwalkers #dogs #interactiveexhibition #bringyourpet @judesicecream
The sun is here this weekend ☀️ what are your plans?

Enjoy a day out at Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery! The good weather provides the perfect opportunity to see the outdoor sculptures in the front of the Manor, and in Walpole Park at the rear - part of our #JulianOpie exhibition.

Wander through John Soane's country home and witness his mastery of glass and light in his interiors and find out more about its recent conservation in the #SoaneRestored exhibition upstairs.

Then grab delicious coffee, cake and toasties from @pitzhangerpantry in Walpole Park or relax in the beautiful original walled garden for a meal at @soanes_kitchen. 

Book at or walk up.
Free to Ealing borough residents on Sunday morning.

#weekendplans #thesunhasgothishaton #julianopie #restoration #soanerestored #julydaysoutinlondon #timeout #summer2021 #londondaysout #artexhibition #walpolepark #ealingfree

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Contact Us

Mattock Lane, London
W5 5EQ
Reception: 020 3985 8888
Office: 020 3994 0967

Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 19:00
Friday - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00
Monday: Closed (except for bank holidays)

Last admissions one hour before closing

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