White Lodge is a Grade I listed hunting lodge, commissioned by George I in 1725, which has been home to The Royal Ballet School since 1955.

White Lodge, Richmond London
White Lodge, Richmond London

Tour normally include access to: the original fine rooms of the main villa, ballet studios, the dining hall, the boarding houses (including the room in which Edward VIII was born in 1894), the brick-lined tunnels dating from the 1760s, the Georgian kitchens – now the School Library, the Victorian Stable block – now the School’s academic classroom area, and the gardens.

The Royal Ballet School Alumni Darcey Bussell (for Vogue)
The Royal Ballet School Alumni Darcey Bussell (for Vogue)

All tours will end with a visit to White Lodge Museum.

Dates for the next Tours of White Lodge for spring 2015:

Tuesday 31 March

Thursday 16 April

Saturday 18 April

Doors: 10.30am, Tour: 11.00am

Adults £10.00

Concessions (full time students; registered disabled; unwaged; over 60s) £8.50

Children under 16 £6.50

For further details, and to book:


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