The famous courtyard and vast Georgian building alone are worthy of a visit, but seek out the two elegant staircases, the balcony views of the Thames, and the small basement gallery. In the summer, the dancing courtyard fountains are a joy. In the winter, an ice rink takes over. Occasionally, the house's catacombs are opened for art installations and performance. The house also contains the Cortauld Gallery of impressionist paintings, though an entrance fee applies here.