Danson House (Bexley Register Office)

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Danson House (Bexley Register Office)

Danson House (Bexley Register Office)
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
INTRODUCTION Set overlooking the award winning Danson Park, this beautiful Grade I listed Palladian villa was officially re-opened by HM Queen Elizabeth II in July 2005. Built by Sir John Boyd in 1766 for his second wife Catherine Chapone, Danson House was originally designed by architect Sir Robert Taylor (who was also the architect of the Bank of England). In the twentieth century the house fell into an almost ruinous state. In 1995 English Heritage identified the house as 'the most significant building at risk in London', signalling the start of a decade of restoration. In 2005 the restored interior opened to the public for the first time in thirty years. REGISTER OFFICE Bexley's Register Office at Danson House Danson House is now the official Register Office for the London Borough of Bexley. Run by Kent County Council on behalf of the London Borough of Bexley, the stunning Grade I Georgian Villa now offers ceremonies including Weddings, Citizenship, Renewal of vows and Welcoming, notice of marriage appointments, nationality checking services and the registration of births and deaths. The Register Office is open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday and can be contacted on the stated number for appointments and enquiries, or via email that has been stated. For more information regarding the Danson House Register Office please visit A Kentish Ceremony. From Monday 18 July onwards death registrations will also take place on the first floor of the Central Library in Bexleyheath every Monday and Wednesday from 9.30am to 5.30pm. HERITAGE TOURS Public opening times Whilst operating as the Borough's Register Office Danson House is also open to the public as a heritage attraction every Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Visitors are able to view the grand rooms on the principal floor as well as the Victorian basement kitchen equipped with historic kitchen items. For more information please contact the stated email address.
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Sally B
Sidcup, UK6 contributions
Great afternoon tea.
Aug 2020 • Friends
We had afternoon tea at the Fleur de Thè tea room in Danson house,it was a very positive experience which we enjoyed very very much, the sandwiches and scones were lovely and fresh, and the cakes were delicious......the service was great and our waiter George was extremely polite, professional and friendly, we will definatly come back again sometime.......
Written August 4, 2020
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tufty2
11 contributions
Great House but be careful of opening times
Jan 2020
I must advise that the house is open for tours on Thursdays between 10 am and 4 pm (last entrants at 3:15) - all other times it is closed to the general public. I believe it is a council restriction as like anything else it all boils down to costs

Costs as at January 2020 are £7 per adult or half price for English Heritage members.

I cannot speak highly enough of the guided tour of the house. Built in 1766, the guide had some fascinating stories to tell of the history of the house and you just cannot be disappointed by each room that you go in. When you arrive at the top floor, the layout is just astonishing. It also has an elevator that can be used for people with walking disabilities.

I am so glad that I went today. It would not appeal to young children though as I think that they would get bored easily as its history, rooms and architecture gives it the "well worth a visit" status and kids would not be keen on this early in their lives. (my opinion only).

There is a tea room. Very nicely laid out and the tea was excellent although slightly expensive as was the food. My friend had food and he had no complaints. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The service was excellent. (they do not make the prices). However overall I was happy to pay as like everything else - I would miss it very much if it was no longer there. The toilets were very clean. Another thing that I feel is important in a place where you can spend up to 2 hours (tour plus teas after)

As an English Heritage member I would definately take another friend there if the person had not been there before.
Written January 16, 2020
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June west
2 contributions
Open House
Sep 2019
A wonderful surprise! Delightful rooms and lovely informative room stewards. A really lovely visit and I will certainly be back for the full tour.
Written September 24, 2019
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Julie M
7 contributions
Open house disappointment
Sep 2019 • Friends
Came here Sunday as per of Open House London. I was disappointed firstly at the fact that we had to pay £2.50 to park then we were informed we could only look at the room on one floor and would have to come back another time and pay for the tour of the rest of the building!! Neither were mentioned anywhere either on the OHL app or the book!

Positives; there was quite a bit of parking, the gardens were pretty and the rooms we were allowed to visit were impressive but I wouldn’t pay to see them.
Written September 23, 2019
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Amy D
Bexley, UK73 contributions
Nice morning visit
Sep 2019 • Family
We had a lovely morning visiting this house. We will have to return again to get a full tour as we attending on a Open House event. Lovely staff
Written September 22, 2019
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Tony Sheanon
17 contributions
Wedding venue
Sep 2019 • Couples
Just got married 15th September. It was a truly magical experience.. It was amazing... I would also suggest if you use this venue to use fluer de the which is in danson house.. It is amazing
Written September 16, 2019
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Trevor B
Bexleyheath, UK10 contributions
Photo opportunity
Sep 2019 • Solo
Danson house has just been restored to its
Former glory within a beautiful setting with
Danson river in the Background is now
A place of Marriages and death registration
Recommend as a Beautiful alternative to
Getting Married in church
Written September 3, 2019
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Trina B
Sydney, Australia24 contributions
Went for a wedding
Aug 2018
If you're booking a wedding here I would say think again. Whilst it looks lovely on the outside and in - they have multiple weddings taking place simultaneously in close quarters. This causes problems getting in and getting out. The major problem is with photos on the way in and out. As there is effectively a conveyor belt of brides and grooms and guests passing through the door you just can't take good photos. There will always be another bride in the background of your photos - not a good keepsake photo for a bride! The party I was with and other parties on the day all expressed dissatisfaction with this arrangement and it was easy to see why.
Written July 14, 2019
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Hi, Many thanks for your review, we do take all comments on board. Unfortunately due to the house being a register office 6 days a week, we are quite restricted with movement and where ceremonies can go due to other statutory appointments taking place within the building. We can hold a high amount of ceremonies on one day as the register office is fast becoming an extremely popular choice for couples and therefore we do not want to disappoint anyone in wishing to get married in their local register office. we do have 5 ceremony rooms that we could use at the one time, but took the decision to allow us to only being able to hold just 3 ceremonies at one time slot. We do highlight the above and other items within our booking info and when we speak with couples prior to the day. Photographers are also made aware on the day or prior. Again thank you for your review and as I said, we do note all comments and we work hard to try move things forward where we can. Many thanks
Written July 15, 2019
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golden_sky123
London, UK10 contributions
Relaxing Sunday
Apr 2019 • Friends
One of the best parks in London with a stunning historical building, playground and a lake. Great for family & friends day out, picnics, photo sessions and a change of busy London scene.
Written May 8, 2019
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Lin D
1 contribution
Lovely Parkland setting.
Feb 2019 • Solo
House is a Registry Office now but the park area is a good place to walk to blow away the cobwebs and stop at the tea room in the house. Not so busy at this time of year,
Written April 20, 2019
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Danson House (Bexley Register Office) is open:
  • Mon - Tue 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wed - Wed 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thu - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM