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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


On sunny days like today, it’s easy to see why John Soane was so fond of his conservatory at Pitzhanger. 

He often referred to it as the Gallery, as a place for guests to admire his sculpture collection. Soane sought to bring nature into the house, creating a vista across his private grounds and making the house feel much larger than it actually is. 

Originally intended to be two storeys high, Soane opted instead for a more modest single height design due to the complexity and expense of the build.

The conservatory is a key structural element of the manor house, but did you know that the conservatory we see today was reconstructed as part of the restoration project completed in 2019? Soane’s original design was demolished in 1901, and has since been lovingly reinstated using archival photographs of the original plan. 

In Soane’s time, the conservatory at Pitzhanger was a place of quiet contemplation, filled with an array of scented plants and overlooking what is now Walpole Park.

In more recent years, it has played host to artworks from Pitzhanger’s exciting programme of contemporary exhibitions, including those by @bollobrookyouthcentre, @ranabegumstudio and @mattdixonart.

#Pitzhanger #JohnSoane #Ealing #Architecture #InteriorDesign #WalpolePark #Design

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Ealing Green, London
W5 5EQ
Reception: 020 3985 8888
Venue Hire: 020 3994 0966
Office: 020 3994 0967

Wednesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00
First Thursday of the month: 10:00 - 20:00
Monday - Tuesday: Closed
Bank Holidays: 10:00 - 17:00

Last admissions one hour before closing

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