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17 April 2019Ham House & Marble Hill House
24 February 2019Banqueting House and Spencer House
28 October 2018Glyndebourne
08 October 2018Tour to Chester & Liverpool
04 October 2018Kelmscott Manor
19 July 2018Ightham Mote and Titsey Place
26 June 2018Longford Castle & Salisbury Cathedral
13 June 2018Chiswick House and Strawberry Hill
18 April 2018Waddesdon Manor
14 March 2018Tour to Lisbon
25 February 2018Victoria & Albert Museum
11 October 2017Glyndebourne - Barber of Seville
24 September 2017Tour to Birmingham
12 July 2017 Winchester & the Bombay Sapphire Distillery
14 June 2017Visit to the Isle of Wight
03 May 2017Vienna – Imperial Grandeur, Art & Music
19 April 2017Blenheim Palace
26 February 2017Two Temple Place
19 October 2016Standen House
06 October 2016Art and Heritage of Edinburgh and Glasgow
06 July 2016Michelham Priory & Anne of Cleves House
01 June 2016Hever Castle
05 May 2016Guildhall Art Gallery, The Guildhall & St Margaret Lothbury
05 April 2016Sicily East to West
28 February 2016Dulwich Picture Gallery and Eltham Palace
21 January 2016The Queen’s Gallery
05 October 2015Suffolk – Art and Heritage
04 October 2015Hampstead – a London Village
01 July 2015Bateman’s, East Burwash
20 May 2015Provence
23 April 2015Hampton Court
16 April 2015Singer Sargent at the National Portrait Gallery
29 January 2015National Gallery and St Martin-in-the-Fields
17 December 2014Christmas Visit to Uppark House
30 September 2014Sandham Memorial Chapel and Mapledurham House & Watermill
22 September 2014Holland
02 July 2014Church of the English Martyrs, Goring by Sea
04 June 2014Visit to London & Wren Churches
06 May 2014Bologna
17 April 2014Brighton, The Royal Pavilion and Preston Manor
02 April 2014Penshurst Place and All Saints Church Tudeley
25 February 2014Visit to the British Library
05 December 2013Musical Museum Christmas event
18 September 2013Stratford
04 May 2013Andalucia
12 October 2012Istanbul

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Ham House & Marble Hill House
Wednesday 17 April 2019

April will take us to Ham House, one of the great Stuart houses situated only 10 miles from central London on the rural banks of the river Thames. With only a few decorative alterations made during the 1740s and 1890s, the house is a rare survival of 17th-century luxury and taste. 

We will then go on to see Marble Hill which was built for the remarkable Henrietta Howard, mistress of King George II when he was Prince of Wales, and friend and confidante of some of the cleverest men in England. The house and gardens were intended as an Arcadian retreat from crowded 18th-century London. Its grand interiors have been exquisitely restored and recreated and include a fine collection of early Georgian paintings. There can be few places in England which better recall the atmosphere of fashionable Georgian life.