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Danson House (Bexley Register Office)

Danson Road | Danson Park, Bexleyheath DA6 8HL, England
+44 300 041 1103
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Beautiful venue but wedding partys queuing up out side like on a conveyor belt

Stunning wedding venue but could not beleave how many weddings they must do in 1 day. While at a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tammyleelegge
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Caterham
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Lovely tea room in the park

I went there with my Husband in December and in the Spring with my Daughter. Lovely decor... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Helene P
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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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Danson Road | Danson Park, Bexleyheath DA6 8HL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning wedding venue but could not beleave how many weddings they must do in 1 day. While at a wedding there i was shocked at what i witnessed while one bridal party went inside one was on the steps having photos done while another waited...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went there with my Husband in December and in the Spring with my Daughter. Lovely decor especially around Christmas. Delicious cream teas and cakes.

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Reviewed 16 July 2018

We live locally & I walk in Danson Park weekly, but had never been in Danson House, what have I been missing ? I knew it was a Register Office, as working in The Old English Garden just opposite the house, the couples come over...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2018

Danson House is well worth a visit for lovers of Palladian style architecture. It seems amazing that his historic house was left to rot and was almost lost to us....luckily the council saved the building just before it collapsed. Some of the grand rooms still...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Our daughter got married there recently. The surroundings are beautiful and all the staff are lovely. Great photo opportunities. When half of our guests were delayed due to a traffic jam, there was no panic just professional organisation (we were the last slot of the...More

Thank Sandie H
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

Beautiful place lovely staff my son got married on a Friday so there is free parking. There is a pub and restaurant in the same area.

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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

First make sure when to visit. It is only open for tours of the house on a Sunday. The other opening times are as the registry office. The house had been allowed to fall into a terrible state but has been brought back to life....More

Thank RMJ59
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

After a freezing walk around the park we were pleased to see the Fleur de la tearoom open at the back of the registry office building. What a pleasant surprise, clean, tidy with helpful attentive staff. Only had time for a coffee, but noted the...More

1  Thank Alex T
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Built for one of the rich East India merchants... Recently renovated after years of neglect. Interior return to some level of its original grandeur with salon, library, kitchen etc. Now turned into a lovely wedding venue with views over Danson park & lakes Supposed to...More

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Reviewed 20 December 2017

Fantastic venue for a wedding venue, the whole day was wonderful and the pictures with the house in the back ground look amazing, the room was decorated out with beautiful flowers looked amazing

Thank SALLY S
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It cost £7 but if you are a member or the National Trust it's half price.
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