Historic places to visit in Greater London

Ham House & Garden - National Trust

Ham Street
Richmond-upon-Thames TW10 7RS

nationaltrust.org.uk

Ham House, set on the banks of the river Thames near Richmond, is perhaps the most remarkable Stuart House in the country. Built in 1610 and enlarged in the 1670s by the influential Duke and Duchess of Lauderdale, Ham was a centre for court intrigue throughout most of the 17th century.

Hampstead Museum - Burgh House

Hampstead Museum, Burgh House, New End Square, Hampstead
London NW3 1LT

burghhouse.org.uk

Burgh House is a grade I listed house built in 1703/4. The Hampstead Museum is incorporated in the House on the first floor and offers permanent displays on Hampstead history. Collections: Permanent displays on the history of Hampstead; John Constable, Helen Allingham and on the Isokon flats and furniture.

Headstone Manor Museum

Headstone Manor, Pinner View
Harrow HA2 6PX

harrow.gov.uk

Headstone Manor Museum is a complex of four historic buildings set in beautiful grounds, including the medieval moat. Entry is free to this tranquil oasis hidden away in the middle of a London suburb.

Highgate Cemetery

Swains Lane
London N6 6PJ

highgatecemetery.org

Highgate Cemetery is a haven of beauty and tranquillity, a place of peace and contemplation where a romantic profusion of trees, memorials and wildlife flourish in the heart of London. The East Cemetery is where Karl Marx is buried. Visitors may roam freely on this side, but there is an entrance charge. Admission to the West Cemetery is by guided tour only.

HMS Belfast

The Queen's Walk
London SE1 2JH

iwm.org.uk

Explore HMS Belfast's nine decks to discover the stories of life on board this warship during Arctic convoys, D-Day and beyond. Imagine sleeping in one of the tightly packed hammocks during duties in Arctic waters, or being stationed deep in the bowels of the ship when she opened fire in support of Allied troops on D-Day.

Hogarth's House

Hogarth Lane, Great West Road
London W4 2QN

hounslow.info

Hogarth's House, built around 1700, was the country home of the great painter, engraver and satirist William Hogarth (1697-1764) from 1749 until his death. Hogarth's House holds an extensive collection of the artist's 18th century prints, of which a selection will always be on display and a set of his engraving plates. The panelled rooms also house some replica pieces of 18th century furniture.

Honeywood Museum

Honeywood Walk
Carshalton SM5 3NX

sutton.gov.uk

Honeywood is a fine late Victorian and Edwardian house, incorporating part of an earlier 17th century building, overlooking the picturesque town ponds. Collections: Displays tell the history of the people of the Borough of Sutton from the days of early settlement to the present, including Tudor life, the mills and country houses linked to the River Wandle, the Victorian and Edwardian eras and the Second World War. Period rooms include the Edwardian Billiards Room with its original fixtures and fittings.

Honourable Company of Master Mariners, The

HQS Wellington, Temple Stairs, Victoria Embankment
London WC2R 2PN

hcmm.org.uk

The Honourable Company of Master Mariners is a City of London Livery Company open to British and Commonwealth Master Mariners from the Merchant and Royal Navies. Its livery hall is the ship HQS Wellington, on board which exhibitions periodically are staged.

Horniman Museum & Gardens

100 London Road, Forest Hill
London SE23 3PQ

horniman.ac.uk

The Horniman has a unique range of exhibitions, events and activities which illustrate the cultural and natural world. Our collections of anthropology, natural history and musical instruments provide the inspiration for our programme of permanent and temporary exhibitions and events and activities.

House Mill

Three Mill Lane
London E3 3DU

housemill.org.uk

The House Mill was built in 1776 as a timber framed building with a brick facade. It was rebuilt after a fire in 1804. The House Mill is a grade 1 listed 18th century tidal mill set in a beautiful riverside location in the heart of London's East End. It is the largest existing tidal mill in the world.

Houses of Parliament

London SW1A 0AA

parliament.uk

The Palace of Westminster is the home of the UK's Houses of Parliament, including the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Parliament is responsible for making and changing the laws of the United Kingdom and checking the work of the Government. he Parliamentary Archives provides access to the archives of the House of Lords, the House of Commons and to other records relating to Parliament. We also provide a records management service for both Houses of Parliament.

HQS Wellington & the Wellington Trust

HQS Wellington, Temple Stairs, Victoria Embankment,
London WC2R 2PN

thewellingtontrust.com

Launched in 1934, the HQS Wellington is the last surviving member of the Royal Navy's Grimsby class of sloops. After 4 years of duty in the South Pacific, the ship served with distinction in the Second World War. Collections: Historic charts, silver and gold, ship models, paintings and maritime artefacts.