As Halloween approaches, Strawberry Hill House invites you to explore the vivid imagination of Horace Walpole and your own…

Tucked away among the leafy streets of Twickenham, just a gigantic helmet’s roll away from the River Thames, stands Strawberry Hill House, the extraordinary home built by Horace Walpole (1717 – 1797). A man of many gifts; including a career as a writer, man of letters, antiquarian and politician, he is perhaps best known for his hugely successful novel, The Castle of Otranto, first published in 1764.

So where better in the whole of London to get you in the mood for Halloween than Strawberry Hill House? 

On 26 October gather your little ghoulies and ghosties together for Wake the Wizard, which begins with a super-spooky woodland walk around the spooktacular grounds of the House….

Running on 27 and 28 October the Gothic Twilight Tours invite older visitors to embark on a guided walk around the birthplace of gothic horror, sharing macabre stories and enjoying a glass of fizz as you explore the haunting – and some say haunted – rooms, corridors and stairways of this, one of London’s most dramatic houses.