Tuesday, 8 August 2017

London Attractions - Pitzhanger Manor House & Gallery

Pitzhanger Manor House & Gallery is a major cultural venue in West London.
The venue comprises the Grade I listed house once owned and designed by Sir John Soane (1753-1837), architect and surveyor to the Bank of England, and the adjacent gallery housed in the 1939 extension. Pitzhanger sits within the grounds of Walpole Park, its historical significance dating back to 1800 when it was purchased alongside the manor by John Soane. 
The house was partially restored and opened to the public in the 1980s. The gallery opened in 1996 and since then has played host to seven major art, architecture and design exhibitions annually, showing works by UK and international artists.
The house and gallery are now closed for a major renovation and conservation project, and will reopen again in spring 2018. The project will see the house fully returned to its former glory, the gallery refurbished and upgraded, plus a new restaurant and event space built in the walled kitchen garden. You can find out more about the plans here