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Eldon House

481 Ridout St. North, London, Ontario N6A 2P8, Canada (Central London)
519-661-5169
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Ranked #8 of 54 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: Built in 1834, the oldest surviving home in London contains heirlooms and furnishings that belonged to the original owners, Captain John and Amelia... more » Owner description: Built in 1834, the oldest surviving home in London contains heirlooms and furnishings that belonged to the original owners, Captain John and Amelia Harris. « less
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Hollywood, FL USA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Besides visiting Covent Gardens in London, be sure to make a special trip to Eldon House, a heritage site and gardens, for afternoon tea and treats under the canopy of large trees behind this house. Small tables with tablecloths are scattered throughout the backyard. Afterwards be sure to visit the interior of this charming house which dates back to 1834... More

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

History, mystery, romance, Eldon House has it all! Everyone living in London should visit this home. A real taste of what life was like for the first Londoners, and a thrilling story.

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London, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Enjoyed an afternoon on the lawn at Eldon House having tea and scones. The selection of teas is limited, however, the serving staff worked really hard carrying all of the items out to the tables. It was a warm day, and they were overheated but remained pleasant and friendly. Food was just average. Nice way to spend an afternoon though.

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I was in London for a conference for a few days and was determined to visit one tourist attraction before leaving. Eldon House sounded like an easy place to get to and also offered some fine history about its owners. The house is like many historic homes in Canadian towns. Impeccably maintained with an excellent eye for detail. There are... More

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Kitchener
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The staff is really nice, taking the time telling us about the history of house. It's nice to see how a rich family lived in that time period. The horns on the wall are really cool.

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London, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Year round the staff at Eldon House are open with special events. I have been to almost all and loved everything that the day offered. Christmas decor is my favourite because in my own Heritage Home ( FLEX-STAFF) short term rental, I have used their simple decorations from the passed to delight our guests. You can learn these tips and... More

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Saint Thomas, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

My friend and I went and had a lovely experience exploring this grand old home. I would go again. Next time in the summer.

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London, Canada
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52 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We are big fans of where it all began so if you feel the same, don't miss this museum. The staff is dressed in period costume and the furnishings are original or original to the period. Watch for the tile work around the fireplaces. Not like a castle, but lots to see, so plan at least a couple of hours.... More

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London, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We decided to check out the Eldon house after being disappointed with the Museum London as part of open doors London. It was a pleasant surprise! Saw and learned more about the history of London here, then at the museum. Saw many of the artifacts I craved to see at the museum here. Spoke to two of the staff members... More

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London, Canada
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14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Eldon House is a fantastic gem in London. A short walk from the Covent Garden Market, Budweiser Gardens, Citi Plaza and shops and restaurants in the downtown along Richmond Row. Admission is by donation and great example of what life was like in the Victorian era. There are special tours: Behind the Ropes and the Nooks and Crannies tour, these... More

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