Explore Eldon House, London's oldest residence. Virtually unchanged since the last century, this historic home contains family heirlooms, furnishings and priceless treasures of the Harris family as well as a re-created 19th century garden.
Built in 1834 for Captain John and Amelia Harris, the house remained in the Harris family until 1959 when it was given to the city complete with family furnishings and priceless treasures. Although surrounded by the city today, the house amid its recreated 19th century gardens, is a place of beauty and tranquility. Tours of the house are available throughout the year but are especially popular at Christmas time when the house is festooned with the decorations of the Victorian and Edwardian eras.
During this age of elegance wealthy homes were furnished with exquisite antiques and historic treasures from exotic places. Life was made possible by domestic servants always on call in London's oldest surviving mansion.
Eldon House was the center of social life in early 19th century London with its library the setting for lively evenings. Today it remains a charming reflection of the city's past.
481 Ridout Street North
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