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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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  • I spent just under two hours and enjoyed myself immensely. I did a guided tour and my guide, Steve, was informative and entertaining. I had a chocolate cake and coffee in the little cafe. The garden i...  more »
  • I have visited here a number of times. It is great to visit with a class if you are studying William Morris in Art. They will offer a pre-visit for school parties. The house is lovely and the gardens ...  more »
  • 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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  • 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.