Opening times for 3 December 2023
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Assistance dogs only
Visits to the house are by pre-booked guided tours. Please book your ticket on our website.
There is a secondhand bookshop run by our supporter group the Friends of Red House in the Stables.
Accessible toilets are available onsite
Gravel driveway, grass lawns and uneven brick paths. Ramp access available to the ground floor of the house, no step-free access to the first floor.
Ramps are available to assist with entry to the house which has two shallow steps.
Two pre-bookable disabled parking spaces are available onsite. Please call the property directly to book.
Folding stools are available for visitors to take with them on their guided tour.
An Ipad with images and information on the upper floor of the house is available for visitors.
Although the majority of the grounds are level, the main drive has thick gravel are there are occasional steps. Brick paths around the garden are uneven and can be slippery when wet.
M25 junction 2 to A2 for Bexleyheath. Exit Danson interchange and follow A221 Bexleyheath
Parking: nearest parking at Danson Park 1 mile (DA6 8HL). Charge at weekends and Bank Holidays
Sat Nav: DA6 8HL - Danson Park car park
The nearest train station to Red House is Bexleyheath. Trains run directly from London Victoria, London Charing Cross and London Cannon Street.
89, 422, 486, B11 and B16 London Central; B12 and B15 Arriva Kent Thameside; B14 Metrobus; 96 Selkent. All stop at Upton Road.
Find out what you need to know about arranging a group visit to Red House.
All visits to Red House are by pre-booked guided tour only. Tickets are released every Thursday for the next 14 days. Please arrive at the start of your slot.
Take a look at the map of Red House to help plan your visit.
Iconic arts and crafts home of William and Jane Morris, hand-decorated together with the Pre-Raphaelite circle.
Garden oasis in urban outer London with arts and crafts style planting, an apple orchard and a rose arch.
Discover the unexpected inside Red House, the Arts and Crafts former home designed by William Morris. Expert guides will help you explore this fascinating place, but you must pre-book your visit.
The Red House garden is a small oasis on the London-Kent border. With a variety of flowers and plants, reminiscent of William Morris’s time here, the house and garden work in harmony.
The only house commissioned, created and lived in by William Morris, founder of the Arts & Crafts movement, Red House is a building of extraordinary architectural and social significance.
Designed by Philip Webb and completed in 1860, it was described by Edward Burne-Jones as 'the beautifullest place on earth'. The rooms at Red House give a unique view of William and Janey's life and the establishment of what later became Morris & Co.
Red House boasts original features and furniture by Morris and Philip Webb, stained glass and paintings by Burne-Jones and embroidery by Jane and Elizabeth Burden. Coupled with bold architecture and a garden designed to 'clothe the house', they add up to a fascinating and rewarding place to visit.
Explore the history of Red House, which was a family home for Arts and Crafts movement founder William Morris and his wife Jane, and also the hub of an artistic community.
The design of the garden at Red House was as important to William Morris as the house, and he believed they should work together in harmony. Through the years, some of the design has been lost but the garden has still blossomed.
Discover the fascinating history of the women who played a central part in the Arts and Crafts movement that stemmed from Red House.
Discover the work that goes on behind the scenes at Red House to keep this former Arts and Crafts home of William Morris looking its best.
Discover the Garden Snug project at Red House. Inspired by William Morris’s original plans for the garden, the Snug is now a tranquil and artistic space.