Saturday and Sunday House Tours 1 September-2 November 2017

An intimate guided tour of 575 Wandsworth Road is the only way to see this unique home of Khadambi Asalache, a Kenyan-born poet, novelist and civil servant who over the course of a twenty year period he turned his home into a work of art.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Tours normally last an hour and are hosted by one of our volunteer tour guides. Beginning with a short introductory talk around the dining room table, there will be an opportunity to explore the house in the order the rooms were created.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Adult £8.40
    Adult Gift Aid
  • Adult £7.60
    Adult Standard
  • Child £5.00
    Child Gift Aid
  • Child £4.50
    Child Standard
  • All £0.00
    National Trust Member
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575 Wandsworth Road

Prices

House
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £8.40 £7.60
Child £5.00 £4.50
Family £21.50 £19.50

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

Admission is by pre-booked guided tour only, booking is essential as places are limited.

Free entry for National Trust members, but it is essential to pre-book a place on the tour.

Please call 0844 249 1895 or 0344 249 1895  or book online here from 1 February 2017, when our booking line re-opens.

The basics

Booking details
Call 03442491895
Unfortunately bookings cannot be taken at property
Suitability
Children are welcome but please be aware the tour is approximately an hour long.
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
The house is on a main road so we recommend you do not arrive more than ten minutes before the start of the tour, as there is no outside shelter.
What to bring and wear
Help us to protect our small and fragile interiors by travelling light. To look after our painted floors, we'll ask you to take off your shoes when exploring the house.
Accessibility
The house has steep entrance stairs and uneven terrain outside. It has narrow doorways, corridors and small rooms. There are steep stairways to all floors and is unsuitable for wheelchair access.
Other
There are no toilet facilities, catering facilities or parking facilities onsite. Unfortunately, photography is not allowed in the house. 575 Wandsworth Road is approximately half way between Vauxhall and Clapham Junction on the Wandsworth Road. The nearest station is Wandsworth Road Station. Turn left out of the station entrance, the house is approximately 200 meters on your left. The nearest underground station is Clapham Common. The 77 and 87 buses run from Clapham Junction Station. After the tour, you are welcome to browse our small selection of merchandise including our guidebook, a small selection of postcards, tote bags and candles.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
21 October 2017 11:00 - 12:15 Available
13:30 - 14:45 Available
15:30 - 16:45 Available
22 October 2017 11:00 - 12:15 Available
13:30 - 14:45 Available
15:30 - 16:45 Available
28 October 2017 11:00 - 12:15 Available
13:30 - 14:45 Available
15:30 - 16:45 Available

Upcoming events

Thursday House Tours 1 September-2 November 2017

Thu 19 Oct 2017
18:30-19:45
An intimate guided tour of 575 Wandsworth Road is the only way to see this unique home of Khadambi Asalache, a Kenyan-born poet, novelist and civil servant who over the course of a twenty year period he turned his home into a work of art.

Friday House Tours 1 September-2 November 2017

Fri 20 Oct 2017
13:30-14:45
An intimate guided tour of 575 Wandsworth Road is the only way to see this unique home of Khadambi Asalache, a Kenyan-born poet, novelist and civil servant who over the course of a twenty year period he turned his home into a work of art.

Saturday and Sunday House Tours 1 September-2 November 2017

Sat 21 Oct 2017
11:00-12:15
An intimate guided tour of 575 Wandsworth Road is the only way to see this unique home of Khadambi Asalache, a Kenyan-born poet, novelist and civil servant who over the course of a twenty year period he turned his home into a work of art.