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Eldon House

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Neighborhood: Central London
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Address: 481 Ridout St. North, London, Ontario N6A 2P8, Canada
Phone Number: 519-661-5169
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Description: Built in 1834, the oldest surviving home in London contains heirlooms and...
Built in 1834, the oldest surviving home in London contains heirlooms and furnishings that belonged to the original owners, Captain John and Amelia Harris.
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New Year's Levee

What a perfect way to start the New Year - by looking into the past! Historic Eldon House hosted a levee which was in keeping with its 180 year old traditions. It was decorated... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
Marsha L
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London, Ontario, Canada
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London, Ontario, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

What a perfect way to start the New Year - by looking into the past! Historic Eldon House hosted a levee which was in keeping with its 180 year old traditions. It was decorated for a Victorian Christmas and the staff and volunteers were decked out in period costumes. A choir sang carols in the drawing room to entertain the... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I have visited this site several time as I grew up in London. They have really done a terrific job of Keeping everything original and interesting. I recently enjoyed a school trip their with my daughter and the tour was informative and interesting for the kids.

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London, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Being in the house really makes you wonder what it was like to live there way back when! It's also interesting to see the house dolled up during the holidays in comparison to the gardens of flowers in the spring. Take the tour where you get to see the basement and attic!

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Marengo, Ohio
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

We had a map that put the house in the wrong spot then there was road construction with road closures and tben we couldn't find parking.

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Dublin
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43 reviews 43 reviews
38 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Despite the road works causing a detour, we managed to find this museum. It is a mine of interesting artefacts and a wonderful collection left to the town by the family. It is said to be the oldest building in London. We were lucky enough to be the only visitors, so were able to take our time and view the... More 

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Bury, England
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

What a pleasant surprise to find this house in the middle of the city. Our guide gave us an interesting incite into the life of the family who lived in the house. A great collection of artifacts and furniture.

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Montreal, Canada
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106 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We visited Eldon House as part of the 2014 Open Doors. They did a fabulous job by having docents throughout the house. They are extremely knowledgeable and brought the history of the house to life. It is a fascinating house to visit and see the early life in London.

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Hollywood, FL USA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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