What to expect from your visit to Red House

Daffodils in Red House Garden

The outdoor spaces at Red House are open Friday to Sunday and on bank holidays. In this article you will find out everything you need to know about your visit to Red House and how to book your tickets. To help keep everyone safe, all visitors need to pre-book their visit.

Do I need to pre-book?

To help keep everyone safe, all visitors will need to pre-book their visit. You can do this via our Whats On page. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. 


When arriving at Red House please have your ticket ready to show our staff as either a printed copy or on your phone. If you’re a member, you’ll also need to show your membership card. You'll be asked to show these at the Garden gate where staff and volunteers will be waiting to welcome you.

In order to maintain social distancing, please arrive within your timeslot. Sadly, if you're late, we won’t be able to guarantee you entry. Your entry will be at the discretion of the staff and will be based on visitor numbers and the ability to maintain social distancing.

There is no limit to the amount of time you can spend at Red House during your visit.  

Please note that there is no car parking at Red House. The closest car park is at Danson House, 1 mile away or a 15 minute stroll. The car park is owned and run by Bexley Council and charges may apply. The nearest train station is Bexleyheath, a 15 minute walk away, and the closest bus stop is Upton Road, a 5 minute walk away. 

Windows at Red House, Bexleyheath
Windows at Red House
Windows at Red House, Bexleyheath

Staying safe

The safety of staff, volunteers and the local community remains our priority. Look out for signs while you’re here which will explain any changes to how you enjoy different parts of the site.
To help keep everyone safe, please follow social distancing and government guidance when you visit. If you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please don’t visit. 

We ask all visitors to follow the latest national and regional government advice when visiting and stay local.

In line with government guidance, visitors to any indoor or enclosed spaces are required to wear a face covering, unless exempt. Please bring one along with you.

What's open?

  • The garden and visitor toilets are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11am-4pm.
  • The house is currently closed in line with government guidance.
  • Our shop and cafe have closed since your last visit. We have space for picnics if you want to bring your own. 
Picnic tables in the garden orchard at Red House
Picnic tables in the Orchard at Red House
Picnic tables in the garden orchard at Red House

Exploring the Garden

All areas of the garden are open to enjoy and Spring is in the air. Despite recent challenges, the garden team have worked hard to ensure that the garden offers you an excellent visit.

Property access

You can download our full access statement below, but please bear in mind that due to social distancing some areas may be operating differently. 

If you require any other assistance or information prior to your visit, please email Red.House@nationaltrust.org.uk and we will repond to your enquiry as soon as we can. 

Book your tickets

All visitors need to book their visit in advance. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. Members will need to bring both their tickets and their membership cards with them on their visit to enter the gardens. 
•    Please book one ticket per person, except for children aged 5 or under as they don’t need a ticket.
•    You’ll need to choose a 30-minute arrival time for the day you want to visit.
•    The timeslot is for your arrival time to the garden only 
•    Tickets are for your use only and are not available for resale
•    We'll send your booking confirmation by email. Please make sure you fill in your correct email address when you book to ensure you receive your confirmation email.

Every Friday we'll release new bookings for visits the following week. You can book up to 18 hours before a timeslot.