A Visit to the Cosmic House

Tue, 05 Apr



A Visit to the Cosmic House

The Cosmic House is a wonderful and little known gem, an idiosyncratic private house turned museum in Holland Park, designed by Charles Jencks. The visit to house and garden includes a fascinating talk on Jencks and the history of the house.

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05 Apr, 13:30

London, 19 Lansdowne Walk, London W11 3AH, UK


The extraordinary Cosmic House is a four-floored Victorian residence in Holland Park, which Charles Jencks and his wife, the garden designer Maggie Keswick, bought in 1978. Together with the architect Terry Farrell they made the interior into a manifesto of Jencks’s ideas and a theatre of their public and private lives. Now, following Jencks’s wishes before his death in 2019, aged 80, the house has been opened to the public. A Jencks Foundation, to “promote critical experimentation”, is based there. A gallery on the lower ground floor, curated by the foundation’s artistic director, Eszter Steierhoffer, shows exhibitions drawn from Jencks’s archive. It makes a fascianting and unusual place to visit. 

The date of our private  visit is April 5th, with one tour, lasting approximately two hours ,leaving at 1.30pm and a second at 3.30pm. With only 15 people on each tour, tickets are extremely limited, and only a few are left. If you would like a ticket, please email Henrietta Nettlefold at info@ageunlimited.org.uk or call her on 07774 164243.