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Red House, Bexleyheath
(3.7/5 based on 180+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • Wonderful place. Such an atmospheric house; easy to picture Morris, Jane and the visiting Pre Raphs living here. The guide was beyond excellent. 
  • A 'must-see' if you're in this area. It is a very beautiful house and garden which now belongs to the National Trust. It is very easy to get to from the train station at Bexleyheath, it is just a shor...  more »
  • This is a National Trust property. It was built for Arts & Crafts Movement founder William Morris in the nineteenth century and was decorated by him and his wife Janey. For many people I suspect it mi...  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.