PITZHANGER Manor in Ealing is offering people the chance to step back in time by going on a free dramatised historical tour this Sunday (June 9).
The council is running free tours on the house and surrounding gardens, and the guide will be one of Sir John Soane’s maids in replica dress from the 1800's.
The family-friendly tours are the first of their kind at Pitzhanger Manor and will give visitors a glimpse of what life was like in the early 19th Century. Visitors will be able to get insight into one of Ealing’s finest manor houses, with historical information and amusing anecdotes explaining how it made its mark in history.
In 1800, renowned architect, Sir John Soane bought the site and demolished most of the existing manor. He then set about building his own home.
Councillor Julian Bell , leader of Ealing Council, said: "I encourage residents to take advantage of our free heritage tours, as it’s a great opportunity to get a glimpse of life in the early 19th Century whilst learning about the fascinating history of Sir John Soane’s family manor."
Tours will depart from Pitzhanger Manor, beginning at 1.30pm and 3pm on Sunday and will run for around 45 minutes. The whole family is welcome. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8825 6742.