Gunnersbury Park and Museum, London

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#84 of 159 in Parks in London
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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  • The improvements, renovations and redevelopments continue and buildings remain inaccessible. Even the cafe is still closed. I couldn't see anything, anywhere to tell us when we might expect buildings ...  more »
  • Walking around the park reminded me of the football matches I used to referee here many years ago the changing rooms were usually freezing cold and fairly spartanHoweer given the drainage the game alw...  more »
  • Went there many years ago when a child with my brothers have taken my grandchildren now I take great grandchildren still love it have been going for many years especially when the pond had the boats o...  more »
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  • Best park in london
  • Not bad, could do a bit better
  • Historical building
  • A place to go Sunday, but not many things to be seen, need greater care facilities, the Museum has plenty of time in service and now you can not visit, Lake also requires maintenance.
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