Built in the early 18th century close to the Thames at Twickenham, England for noted diplomat and politician James Johnston, the Orleans House fell into disuse and much of the building was demolished in 1926. What remains of the property were preserved and are now known as the Orleans House Gallery. This gallery features art which relates to the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and some local areas of London. The Orleans House Gallery opened in 1972.
The baroque Octagon room hosts temporary exhibitions throughout the year. The room itself was designed y James Gibbs. Further, the Gallery attracts over 55,000 patrons each year. Outside you can enjoy the 19th century stables buildings and community exhibitions.
Shopping, cultural, and historic sites abound near the Orleans House. For instance, for lovely outdoor adventure, visit nearby Kew Gardens which features the world's largest collection of plants. Sights include a huge Victorian greenhouse for temperate plants, a treetop walkway, Kew Museum, and the Waterlily House, among many other attractions. Using Ebookers to plan any trip can assure a prime lodging location with easy access to a wide variety of sights.
Close to Heathrow airport, the Days Inn Hounslow Hotel offers guests ready access to the motorway as well as the Piccadilly line. An on-site restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for convenience. Rooms offer comfort and amenities, including Wi-Fi. Near the Orleans House Gallery, historic Master Robert Hotel Heathrow offers affordable accommodations with large bedrooms, conference facilities, and an onsite pub. For a more modern decor, the Continental Hotel Hounslow offers four-star accommodations in their 67 rooms, along with a restaurant serving European cuisine in an upscale environment."