Covid-19 Updates

Visiting Safely

Updated 3 June

Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy a day out in our historic grounds, House and Gardens. We are a much-loved place and visited by many people: please act with kindness and consideration for other visitors.

The Café remains open for takeaway service only and masks must be worn while inside.

When visiting the House and Gardens, please remember the following:

  • Please do not visit if you have any symptoms – fever, coughs, shortness of breath – or are self-isolating
  • Always keep at safe distance from anyone outside your household or bubble
  • Use all areas of the Gardens that are open and spread out
  • If the Gardens are crowded, do not enter if you cannot stay at a safe distance from others
  • Please help us maintain the Gardens by taking your litter home

Keeping safe

Please help us keep you, our staff and volunteers safe. As a small charity we cannot employ enough staff to supervise our visitors so please show respect for each other. We work closely with our local Community Support Officers, and we will involve the police if criminal behaviour is suspected. Visitors are advised there is CCTV coverage of parts of the Estate.

Dog lovers

Dogs are welcome here at Chiswick House and Gardens and we ask that you help us keep our grounds safe and hygienic. Grab a dog poop bag and pick up after your dog. Bags are available from dispensers at all our gates and there are special bins in our grounds, thanks to Chiswick House Dog Show Committee and Dogs Trust. Find out more about how to make the most of your visit with your furry friend.


Cyclists are also welcome but must keep to the tarmac paths only, make way for pedestrians and please do go slow. Find out more about our cycling facilities and how to get here on your bike.

We’re good to go

The House and Kitchen Garden are now open to visitors. Here are some of the measures that we have implemented to help keep you safe:

  • All visitors, including members, will need to book a timed entry ticket in advance
  • One-way routes and safe distancing guidance will be in place throughout the House
  • Our tours will be limited to six people
  • Hand sanitiser will be available at the entrance and at key points in the House and around the grounds. For your safety, we have increased our cleaning regimes in toilets and other high use areas
  • All visitors will need to wear a face covering inside the House and these will be on sale in our Shop. Our staff and volunteers will be wearing face coverings for everyone’s safety
  • We will only accept card payments, please pay with contactless if you can
  • Visits inside the House will be limited to one hour and guided by our Visitor Experience team
  • You can book your timed entry ticket with a group of up to six people

Further information:

National lockdown: Stay at Home – GOV.UK (

Read the latest Coronavirus information from the NHS

Book your tickets

Plan ahead and book your House tickets online before you visit.

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Visit the Gardens

The Gardens and Café are currently open with restrictions in place. Enjoy a walk through our grounds.

Check our opening times