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Valentines Mansion & Gardens

Valentine Park Emerson Road, Ilford IG1 4XA, England
+44 20 8708 8100
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Interesting and free

I attended a wedding in the mansion and found the reception staff very helpful, there were clean... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
55Jude
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London, United Kingdom
A lot of history

Lot of history here and can really be appreciated having been fully restored, wonderful decor... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
sandraward2017
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Stratford City, United Kingdom
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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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“the kitchen” (7 reviews)
“walled garden” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Valentine Park Emerson Road, Ilford IG1 4XA, England
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+44 20 8708 8100
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I attended a wedding in the mansion and found the reception staff very helpful, there were clean toilets and a lovely house that was steeped in history. There is a beautiful stain glass window as you go up the stairs. It is set in lovely...More

Thank 55Jude
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lot of history here and can really be appreciated having been fully restored, wonderful decor inside.

Thank sandraward2017
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Valentine's Mansion could not have been a better venue for our incredibly happy wedding day 6 weeks ago. From the moment I contacted staff there, I found them all helpful, professional and kind. A couple of times I popped in beforehand to check arrangements and...More

Thank Fiona G
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The house was built in around 1696 for the widow of the Archbishop of Canterbury. Since that time there have been many enlargements and alterations and many owners.It is now a Grade II* listed building situated within one of the nicest parks in suburban London....More

1  Thank Barry S
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Valentines Park is a beautiful park in walking distance from the central line and main line Ilford station. Valentines Mansion is located within It, offering a wedding venue, coffee shop and Redbridge Museum. There are many sports clubs that use the park and it is...More

Thank Lifeafterchildren
Reviewed 20 June 2017

The Park and Mansion was the ideal venue for our family wedding reception. Super outside caterers in a magical park and a historical mansion.What could be better?

Thank dthew2016
ValMansion, Public Relations Manager at Valentines Mansion & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Hi, Thank you so much for your brilliant review, and for choosing Valentines Mansion for such a special occasion. Glad it all went well, and proud to be a part of it. We hope you see you again for future celebrations. Kind regards, Hardip

Reviewed 15 June 2017

Visited with my kid, excellent homemade cakes in very pleasant surroundings. As museum type eating spots go, this is one of the best.

1  Thank SimonChef74
ValMansion, Public Relations Manager at Valentines Mansion & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Hi, Thanks for your review and good to hear you enjoyed the cafe and visit to Valentines. Look forward to seeing you here again soon. Thanks

Reviewed 6 March 2017

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.

2  Thank Simon L
Reviewed 13 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...More

1  Thank Newnorthbobby
ValMansion, Public Relations Manager at Valentines Mansion & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2017

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...More

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...More

1  Thank Sandra M
ValMansion, Public Relations Manager at Valentines Mansion & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2017

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

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Terroni61
20 July 2015|
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Response from ValMansion | Property representative |
The Gardeners' Cottage Cafe at Valentines Mansion offers a varied menu with a range of sandwiches, toasted sandwiches and paninis, jacket potatoes with a variety of fillings, salads, as well as fresh soups. A fine selection... More
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