Pitzhanger Manor C-1800

THE EARLY DAYS

In 1800 John Soane designed Pitzhanger Manor, in then rural Ealing, as his dream country retreat. An invigorating walk from his city home in Lincoln’s Inn Fields, it became a place to relax and entertain friends and clients.

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Soane intended Pitzhanger Manor to be a place of entertainment: Soane called the surrounding 28 acres of parkland (today Walpole Park) his ‘pleasure grounds’, while the faux Roman ruins in the gardens were intended for the amusement of guests. Soane’s Kitchen sits within Pitzhanger Manor’s original walled kitchen garden.

Soane was famed for his elaborate, often theatrical dinner parties and soirées, hosting some of the greatest names of his time including the artist J.M.W. Turner and the future King Louis-Philippe of France. Soane’s Kitchen will bring this ethos of entertainment back to Pitzhanger, using produce from the walled kitchen garden.

 

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pitzhanger Manor today

Pitzhanger Manor has undergone major conservation to return it to Soane’s original designs. Pitzhanger Manor will open to the public on the 16th March, 2019, showing off the architect’s idiosyncratic style and some of his trademark architectural ideas. The newly refurbished Pitzhanger Gallery will display three ambitious exhibitions a year, featuring acclaimed contemporary artists, architects and designers. It is also one of Ealing’s most stunning venue and entertainment spaces which Social Pantry will be providing the catering, perfect for weddings, corporate hospitality and parties.

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