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Avenue House, the principle building of Stephens House & Gardens, was commandeered as a VAD Hospital during World War One and in 1918 became the Central Hospital of the newly formed Royal Air Force. The Gardens provide a mixed landscape and include an arboretum, a rockery, a bog garden, large park areas to play in and wooded areas to walk. The Stephens Collection aims to show, the development of the famous blue-black writing fluid and the growth of the Company and the life and work of Henry 'Inky' Stephens MP for Hornsey and Finchley.

Alternative name:

en The Stephens Collection

Stephens House and Gardens
17 East End Road
N3 3QE London

Museum type(s)

History & Anthropology



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The gardens are open during the hours of daylight which vary throughout the year.
Opening Hours: December & January 08.00 - 16.00

House viewing by arrangement only.

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Access to the house is by arrangement.

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17 East End Road, London, England


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