Posted by: hiddenlondon | February 13, 2012

Valentines Mansion

Valentines Mansion

Valentines Mansion

With the 14th February upon us, we thought it was definitely worth revisting Valentines Mansion, which got a brief mention here last year!  Located in Ilford the house was built in 1696 for Lady Tillotson, whose husband had been the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Valentines Mansion

Between 1906 and 1994 the building was owned by Ilford Borough Council and used as council offices.  Since then it has undergone extensive restoration to restore its former glory, including the gardens with its formal walled garden, kitchen garden and rose garden.

Valentines Mansion Gardens

Valentines Mansion Gardens

The mansion now hosts weddings, has a full diary of events and a cafe which is open daily.

Valentines Mansion, open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays (Cafe open daily)
Emerson Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 4XA,UK
Nearest Tube: Gants Hill (Central Line)

Valentines Mansion

Photo by Nigel Burch, Friends of Valentines Mansion



  1. Tabea…. Nice blog. London Kota yang indah dan menyenangkan. Aku suka ke sana. Terima kasih infonya. Salam kenal dari Kota Manado – Indonesia.

    • Hi Rafans, thanks for dropping by!

  2. Nice post and beautiful images, thanks for posting. This looks like the perfect place for a wedding. I’d love to see some interior shots!

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