5 Things to Know About Stoke Park, the Iconic UK Hotel Bought by Reliance

5 things to know about stoke park the iconic uk hotel bought by reliance

Most people know of the British estate Stoke Park, now owned by billionaire Indian industrialist Mukesh Ambani, as the captivating background in the famous Bond movie Goldfinger.

Sitting on a 300 acre parkland, the estate located in Buckinghamshire county in south eastern London, served as a private residence until 1908, when it got converted to a country club. Much of what exists today was built during the ownership of John Penn (1760-1834), a soldier, scholar and poet. The mansion as well as the monuments were designed by James Wyatt (architect to George III) in 1788 while the landscape was redesigned by Humphrey Repton (one of the last three famous designers of the 18th -19th century English Landscape Movement). In its present avatar, Stoke Park consists of a 5-star hotel, a 27-hole golf course, 13 tennis courts, and a restaurant.

For some time, the estate was owned by the British Crown during the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1. Between 1603 and 1644, Stoke Park was owned by Sir Edward, a politician who held many posts and went on become the first Lord Chief Justice of England. Apart from its famous owners and visitors, Stoke Part has many interesting credits to its name…

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