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Red House, Bexleyheath

(3.8/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
Iconic home of William Morris - writer, artist and socialist

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.

When it was completed in 1860, it was described by Edward Burne-Jones as 'the beautifullest place on earth'. Only recently acquired by the Trust, the rooms at Red House give a unique view of William Morris’ earliest designs and decorative schemes.

The original features and furniture by Morris and Philip Webb, stained glass and paintings by Burne-Jones, the bold architecture and a garden designed to 'clothe the house', add up to a fascinating and rewarding place to visit.
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  • Everything, everything is great! Morris is full of needless to say. I think for those who like excitement in. First of all is the stained-glass Windows. There are also rooms of the history. Just looking at drawings, exciting. As wallpaper or furniture Iloilo and sigh out. Ceiling ':-)  "This is actually a joke right?! Also because this time, I wanted to watch the free tours. To do so, and allowed to 13:30. It is good until it can be leisurely at Cafe.
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  • As I am interested in William Morris and the Arts & Craft movement , we called into this National Trust property on our way to visit friends in Greenwich. What an amazing house , in fact a beautiful h...  more »
  • I'd never been to Red House, although I love Arts and Crafts art and furniture and William Morris as well as Philip Webb. I'd always wanted to take my mother who is an even bigger fan, but had been pu...  more »
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  • Lovely grounds. Interesting history. Weird cafe.
  • Beautiful building full of wonderful designs and history. Guides were very informative and friendly and the information displays were interesting. The garden is absolutely beautiful and a pleasure to walk round
  • Interesting indeed as a building but little by way of furniture, other household items or memorabilia. Very much 'work in progress' I felt. The guide was good and helped to trigger the imagination required to fill in the visual gaps. 'Enjoyed the outdoor experience more. As a member I entered free but would have felt a little hard done by otherwise. I'm sure the NT have further plans.
  • Pleasant historical property set within suburbia..
  • Historically important, impressive brownish house in tepid gardens...nice scarecrow though.