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Danson House (Bexley Register Office)

Danson Road | Danson Park, Bexleyheath DA6 8HL, England
+44 300 041 1103
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Attractive 'crystalline' shaped building, but not open.

Been there a lot, it looks lovely when the sun shines on it and its is seen within the context of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carol W
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London, England, United Kingdom
Interesting tour

Built in 1765, the house was owned by 3 families before the national trust took over. The interior... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ImeldaMario
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Lakeland, Florida
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INTRODUCTION Set overlooking the award winning Danson Park, this beautiful Grade I listed Palladian villa was officially re-opened by HM 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. REGISTER OFFICE Bexley's Register Office at Danson House Danson House is now the official Register Office for the London Borough of Bexley. Run by Kent County Council on behalf of the London Borough of Bexley, the stunning Grade I Georgian Villa now offers ceremonies including Weddings, Citizenship, Renewal of vows and Welcoming, notice of marriage appointments, nationality checking services and the registration of births and deaths. Plans are also underway for a new cafe, special events and the opportunity to hire function rooms within the house. The Register Office is open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday and can be contacted on the stated number for appointments and enquiries, or via email that has been stated. For more information regarding the Danson House Register Office please visit A Kentish Ceremony. From Monday 18 July onwards death registrations will also take place on the first floor of the Central Library in Bexleyheath every Monday and Wednesday from 9.30am to 5.30pm. HERITAGE TOURS Public opening times Whilst operating as the Borough's Register Office Danson House is also open to the public as a heritage attraction every Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Visitors are able to view the grand rooms on the principal floor as well as the Victorian basement kitchen equipped with historic kitchen items. For more information please contact the stated email address.
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Danson Road | Danson Park, Bexleyheath DA6 8HL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Been there a lot, it looks lovely when the sun shines on it and its is seen within the context of the park. But it isn't open to the public, which is a shame as I've been in it before and it was beautiful. Bit...More

Thank Carol W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Built in 1765, the house was owned by 3 families before the national trust took over. The interior has been nicely restored, and they have pictures showing before, during and after. We had a lovely tour by one of the volunteers who obviously knew her...More

Thank ImeldaMario
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fine old mansion house standing still in Dan son Park. Easy parking near by. Offers tea and cakes , oh and ira a wedding venue too. Has grest views across the nearby lake in the park. Easy parking.

Thank carjams
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited the new tea room twice since it reopened and I'm afraid I've been very disappointed and will not be visiting again. The first occasion I was with a friend and all we wanted was a coffee but we seemed to be invisible...More

1  Thank Heather H
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

My son married here in a very low key wedding as they didn't want a lot of fuss, everyone was so friendly, efficient and helpful, we visited the park and tearooms afterwards and spent the whole day there! A lovely day, unhurried and relaxed, couldn't...More

Thank Jane R
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Attended the place for a wedding very good location with open fields surrounding it. Very serine and peaceful

Thank PHE22
DansonHouseTeam016, Manager at Danson House (Bexley Register Office), responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Hi, Thank you so much for the great feedback, we are glad you had a great experience. Danson House Team

Reviewed 13 June 2017

Have been there on a number of accasions, met up with friends last month for afternoon tea , on the ground floor , the House has been renovated well worth a visit .

1  Thank Ray S
DansonHouseTeam016, Manager at Danson House (Bexley Register Office), responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Hi, Thank you for the great feedback, we appreciate the review. Danson House Team

Reviewed 3 June 2017

I grew up with this imposing house in all it's various states of repair and am now so proud of the restored version. It is set ina large park of approximately 100 acres with a beatiful lake, where migrating birds soend the winter. Well worth...More

Thank susanthmpsn1
DansonHouseTeam016, Manager at Danson House (Bexley Register Office), responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Hi, Thank you for your great feedback, we greatly appreciate this. Danson House Team

Reviewed 25 May 2017

We were invited to a friends surprise "special" Birthday celebration afternoon tea at Danson House. The tea room was small but beautifully decorated in the period of the Georgian Mansion. The staff were extremely polite, professional and attentive to your every need. The tea was...More

1  Thank Tony L
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We attended a wedding here... apparently its where tom hardy filmed taboo... its a beautiful building in beautiful gardens, really special, hand painted wall papersand guilt detail, just stunning. Lovely place for a wedding :)

Thank new2telford
DansonHouseTeam016, Manager at Danson House (Bexley Register Office), responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2017

Hi, Thank you very much for your review, we are glad you had a lovely day. Regards

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Response from julieDartford | Reviewed this property |
It cost £7 but if you are a member or the National Trust it's half price.
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