Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery was the country retreat of Sir John Soane, one of the most influential architects in British history. From 1800 to 1804, Soane designed and built it as his dream home within a beautiful Regency landscape, now the picturesque Walpole Park. Pitzhanger reopened in spring 2019 following a £12M three-year conservation project to return it to Soane’s original designs. It celebrates Soane’s genius and influence as a designer, juxtaposing his intricate interior decorative schemes and architecture with a programme of ambitious contemporary art exhibitions, events and activities. Its shop sells bespoke gifts inspired by the manor and Soane’s Kitchen, its newly-built restaurant inside the original walled garden, offers a seasonal menu.