Set overlooking the award winning Danson Park, this beautiful Grade I listed Palladian villa was officially re-opened by HRH Queen Elizabeth II in July 2005.
Built by Sir John Boyd in 1766 for his second wife Catherine Chapone, Danson House was originally designed by architect Sir Robert Taylor (who was also the architect of the Bank of England).
In the twentieth century the house fell into an almost ruinous state. In 1995 English Heritage identified the house as 'the most significant building at risk in London', signalling the start of a decade of restoration. In 2005 the restored interior opened to the public for the first time in thirty years, with period room displays, exhibitions, audiovisual presentations and knowledgeable room stewards to guide visitors. The House also has a tea room and shop and the venue is available to hire for civil wedding ceremonies.
Bexley Heritage Trust has completed the interior furnishings of the house and manages both Danson House and Hall Place. More details are available on Danson House.
Finding Danson House
Kent DA6 8HL
Telephone: 020 8303 6699
Danson House is located just of the A2, six miles from Junction 2 of the M25. It is a twenty minute walk from Bexleyheath or Welling Rail Stations and is well serviced by local buses which stop nearby. See the map for more information.
Public Opening Times 2014
Danson House is open Sunday to Thursday from 1 April to 31 October 2014. Opening hours are 12pm to 5pm (last admission 4.30pm).
The tea room is open seven days a week, from 1 April, 12pm - 5pm (last orders at 4.30pm).
The house/tea room may occasionally close for special events, please call Bexley Heritage Trust in advance on 020 8303 6699 or 01322 526574 before making a long journey.
- Adults £8, concessions (over 60, registered disabled) £6, under 16s free (no unaccompanied children)
- If you Gift Aid your ticket, it will be valid for unlimited repeat visits within a 12-month period
- English Heritage and National Trust members receive half price admission
- Admission is free with National Art Pass