JUL 07,2013 - JUL 07,2013 (1 DAYS)
Our following offer is of a pleasant, lazy FULL day - visiting a couple of wonderful historical sites with magnificient gardens and parks: Hall Place and Danson House.
Our itineraries of hall House and danson House - can be combined into a very pleasant full day out of London.
Dining out: in the steak house near Hall Place or Nando's restaurant opposite the central bus station in Bexleyheath.
20 minutes walk from Bexley rail Station (zone 6). Go through Bexley High Street and ask for the "Bridge". Just off the A2 road with bustling transportation.
Open daily 10.00 - 17.00. 7 GBP (concessions - 5 GBP) for unlimited entry during the year. My personal impression is that you can skip visiting the house and concentrate on the stunning gardens (free). Entrance to the current exhibition in Hall Place house - free as well.
Nice looking cafe' on the Cray river with small waterfalls. There is a fabulous (reasonably priced) adjoining grill / steak house.
On weekends - farmers' market in the main entrance.
Magnificent Gardens, stunning topiariy sculptures, interesting glasshouses, sunken garden, rose beds, visitor centre with nice displays of local artists and riverside cafe', endless meadows (sometimes with wildlife).
Allow 90 minutes - 2 hours for visiting just the gardens.
Amazing topiary of chess pieces and Queen's Beasts:
Hall Place Cafe':