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Gunnersbury Park and Museum, London

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Gunnersbury Park is a park between Acton, Brentford, Chiswick and Ealing, West London, England. Purchased for the nation from the Rothschild family, it was opened to the public by Neville Chamberlain, then Minister of Health, on 21 May 1926. The park is currently jointly managed by Ealing and Hounslow borough councils.HistoryPrivate useThe name Gunnersbury derives from Gunylda, the niece of King Canute who lived there until her banishment from England in 1044. The manor, owned by the Bishop of London, was occupied by the Frowyk family in the 15th century; Sir Thomas Frowyk, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas was born there in 1460. In the mid-17th century, Gunnersbury was acquired by Sir John Maynard, a lawyer and politician during the time of Cromwell. It was he who built Gunnersbury House, a Palladian mansion modelled on the Villa Badoer, and designed by John Webb, the pupil and son-in-law of Inigo Jones. A map of Ealing dated 1777, shows the house in the north-east corner of the park, facing a horseshoe-shaped lake.
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TripAdvisor
  • This place has so much potential. Good to see that councils finally spending money to improve - kids playground is much better. The pitch & put is a great attraction in the summer - nice long holes an...  more »
  • Very close to Kew Gardens tube stations you can combine the two visits if you wish. Don't forget to wear comfortable/sensible shoes as there is a lot of walking. Beautiful part of London  more »
  • The park has plenty of open areas used for the most part as sports fields for somewhere so built up around. There are some pleasant wooded walks and a large play area and pond with a busy little pitch...  more »
Google
  • Not bad, could do a bit better
  • Historical building
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