Salomons Estate found on the edge of Royal Tunbridge Wells has a rich and eventful history. The name of this historic estate helps preserve the memory of three generations of the extraordinary Salomons family: Sir David Salomons, the first Jewish Lord Mayor of London, who courageously campaigned for the political rights of religious minorities; Sir David Lionel Salomons, a scientists, engineer, photographer and inventor; and Captain David Reginald Salomons, whose heroic self-sacrifice during the First World War has been dramatised in ‘The Dreamers’, a West End musical.
Sir David Lionel Salomons’ passion for photography, lighting and mechanical devices is evident throughout the house. He was the first person in the country to introduce electricity to his home and he also added a private theatre equipped with one of the finest electrically driven philharmonic organs (now the only one left in the world).
The former country house has been converted into a series of flexible function rooms, which meet every need without losing any of their Victorian elegance.