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Valentines Mansion & Gardens

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Address: Valentine Park Emerson Road, Ilford IG1 4XA, England
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+44 20 8708 8100
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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Discover a beautiful country house and gardens in the heart of Ilford....

Discover a beautiful country house and gardens in the heart of Ilford. Visit the recreated Victorian kitchen and Georgian rooms, with gorgeous views over surrounding parkland. Enjoy contemporary art exhibitions and installations. Explore the stunning historic gardens. Bring the whole family for hands-on games, activities and discovery trails. Valentines Mansion is open to the public on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 10am and 5pm, and Sundays from 11am to 4pm. Entry to the mansion is free.Valentines Gardens are open throughout the year. The Gardener's Cottage Cafe, set within the tranquil walled gardens, is open throughout the year from 10am to sunset.Valentines Mansion is also available to hire for a whole host of functions, from weddings and celebrations, to business meetings and seminars. It also makes an ideal location for filming and photoshoots.For full details visit our web site. Nearest Tube: Gants Hill Underground Station on the Central Line (5 minute walk).

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Nice restoration well done!

Visited here several times now. Very interesting exhibits and kitchens. Nice to see they kept most of the gardens shame about the budgies not being here anymore. If your in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Simon L
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here several times now. Very interesting exhibits and kitchens. Nice to see they kept most of the gardens shame about the budgies not being here anymore. If your in the area with nothing else to do, this place make a nice afternoon out.

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Ilford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Very enjoyable visit three floors full of interesting design ideas pictures,stained glass. On the top floor the creators of some beautiful work . Will visit again for sure. The grounds are lovely even at this time of year and the tea room is perfect with an indoor and outdoor area.

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Thank Newnorthbobby
ValMansion, Public Relations Manager at Valentines Mansion & Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Valentines Mansion and for coming along to our Craft Fair, and look forward to welcoming you here again soon. Keep an eye on our web site for future events - some of our artists on the top floor hold workshops throughout the year, so you can have a go... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Love going to Valentine's mansion. It's a lovely house in the middle of Valentine's garden. Walking around you can just imagine being lady of the house and how it must have been to live in it. Lovely abs bright and a real home feel to it. It's only a short walk from us so visit several times a year. The... More 

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ValMansion, Public Relations Manager at Valentines Mansion & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Sandra, Thank you for your lovely review and for being a regular visitor to Valentines Mansion. Kind regards More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Beautiful old building on beautiful grounds. Lots of small drawing rooms, large windows, wooden floor, typical old world England. Worth visiting on a day when is open for their free entry market stalls. There you will find designers, chocolateirs, luxury oil perfumer, and painters.

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Thank CeciliaJ0055
ValMansion, Public Relations Manager at Valentines Mansion & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Cecilia, We're pleased you enjoyed your visit to our handmade craft fair. Keep an eye on our web site for future events at Valentines Mansion - we've always got lots going on, from guided tours to creative workshops and exhibitions to wonderful events for children and families. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, much appreciated!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This is a lovely Park effectively in the centre of Ilford, It has a great boating lake which i used in the summer but there was a lot of weeds at the far end which does need tending too. The mansion they built recently is a beautiful building and the park overall for walking, cycling, taking kids to the play... More 

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ValMansion, Public Relations Manager at Valentines Mansion & Gardens, responded to this review

Hi Tariq, Many thanks for your review and sharing your experience of visit to Valentines Mansion, Gardens & Park. As you have mentioned, Valentines is a great place to visit, with lots to do for the whole family, from the Grade II* Listed Mansion which was restored and re-opened in 2009, to the tranquil historic gardens, vast parkland , children's... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

when walking in park with dogs lovely place to stop have something to eat,sevice good food good and a lovely view highly recommended

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ValMansion, Public Relations Manager at Valentines Mansion & Gardens, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind words, and keep enjoying your visits to Valentines Mansion, Gardens & Park. Kind regards, More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Visited as we were manning a stall for a wedding fair. Nice building and surrounding gardens. It's like a green oasis in the middle of a concrete jungle.

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Thank Mike L
ValMansion, Public Relations Manager at Valentines Mansion & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Mike, Thank you for taking the time to write a review, much appreciated. Valentines is a tranquil retreat away from the bustling streets, with lovely views and serene surroundings - a great place to escape to! We look forward to having you back here again soon. Kind regards, More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Since they did this up about 8? years ago it's really found a place in local hearts.Thank goodness it didn't become a burger restaurant. It's lovely if small scale. I especially like the kitchen and range etc. It's historical value comes from it being complete with it's original park setting which they've also restored. Free nice to wander round or... More 

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ValMansion, Public Relations Manager at Valentines Mansion & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Barbara, Many thanks for your fantastic review, and like you point out, since re-opening in 2009, Valentines has become a much-loved destination for the local and wider community. There's always so much going on at Valentines Mansion, it makes a great day out for the whole family. Kind regards, More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I have been fortunate enough to have visited Valentines mansion over many years and seen it go from a no access site to restoration and on different occasions, access all areas. It really is a find and once on the grounds you can easily forget the busy road that runs from Gants Hill tube station to Ilford. It's not any... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

This place really brings the past to life, you can dress up in old costumes, visit kitchens with authentic noises and sheets for children to complete. Lots going on for children. Recently excellant exhibition on refugees to the area during the Second World War, surprising how many.

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