Downers Grove Visit the 16th Century stately home Syon House by bike on our full day Ale Tasting Bike Tour, enjoy our afternoon tea picnic in the grounds of Syon Park*

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£260 full day bike hire for 1-4 people

*While Hammersmith Bridge is closed we are unable to provide our tea picnic.

 Syon House

The beautiful 16th Century Syon House can be sen on our ale tasting bike tour

Our tea picnic in Syon Park is unavailable whilst Hammersmith Bridge is closed.

More on Syon House

On the site of Syon House was a 15th Century monastery of the Bridgettine Order named Syon Abbey. Demolished during the dissolution of monasteries under King Henry VIII it became crown property and Syon House was built.

Passing to the Northumberland family, it has been in their posession for over 400 years with various royal connections. Katherine Howard 5th wife of Henry VIII was emprisoned here before being put to death. After death, Henrys body spent a night here on route to Windsor, fluid from his bloated body seeped from the coffin and lapped up by a nearby dog.

In the 19th Century a suite was built for Princess Victoria (later to become Queen), who was governed by the Duchess here.

The Observatory, the first of it’s kind in 1830, built of iron and glass inspired Joseph Paxton to build Crystal Palace. Housing the many unique plants from countries in Asia it’s a beautiful structure and rivals those at Kew Gardens.

Syon Observatory

Lancelot Capibility Brown landscaped the gardens aswell as Kew Gardens over the River and is the only 2 such located.