Bonjour beautiful people! I decided to spend my Sunday off in London – looking for inspiration, practicing my photography skills and enjoying some well deserved ‘me’ time. I can’t remember when or how I first heard about Syon Park, but since both House and Conservatory were open on Sunday a visit seemed like the right thing to do. As you can see, I’m slowly but surely making my way through my ‘places to visit in London 2018’ list!

Let’s get a technical bit out of the way. I took these photos with Uni’s Nikon D3000 (the one I used to take these). This time, more advanced Canon was available, but I had it a few months ago and we didn’t ‘click’. Anyway, it finally feels like autumn outside and I wanted this blog post to reflect that. To give my photos ‘autumn like makeover’ I used Adobe Lightroom Classic and VSCO. I’m working on photo editing tutorial and I will share preset I created for Lightroom, keep an eye out for that one!

Prior to my visit, I did some research on Syon Park’s website. The garden opens at half past 10 AM. I was there at 11 AM. Since I don’t drive I took the Tube to get to Boston Manor station and then a bus to Syon Lane. Fun fact: if you know me, you know that I don’t take buses, because I get lost e v e r y single time, but guess what – I didn’t!

Syon House is the London home of the Duke of Northumberland. The house was built in the sixteenth century and came to the family of the present owners in 1594. You can read about each and every room here. Some interesting facts:

  • You can find both paintings and sculptures there.
  • Princess Victoria and many other important people walked through Syon’s halls.
  • Some scenes in Transformers and Alice Through The Looking Glass were filmed in the Park.
  • They have cows in the field over the summer!

The day was sunny, quite a few people were wandering around the Park. I think one of the things I enjoyed the most was the knowledge and friendliness of Syon’s staff. I spend over half an hour in one of the rooms talking with lovely gentlemen about the history of the house, art, and other stuff. I left at 02:30 PM and this was me having to cut my visit short as I had to be somewhere else in the afternoon. I guess this means I’ll see you next summer, Syon!

Last, but not least, I would like to thank Syon Park’s management for kindly permitting me to take photos and share them in a blog post. Guys, as always, I hope this will inspire you in some way, feel free to comment/email your feedback and I kindly ask you not to use/repost my photos without prior permission.

Enjoy!

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