Red House - National Trust

Exterior view of Red House, Bexleyheath, London
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Commissioned by William Morris in 1859 and designed by Philip Webb, Red House is of enormous international significance in the history of domestic architecture and garden design. The unique building is constructed of warm red brick, under a steep red-tiled roof, with an emphasis on natural materials and a strong Gothic influence. The garden was designed to "clothe" the house with a series of sub-divided areas which still clearly exist today. Inside, the house retains many of the original features and fixed items of furniture designed by Morris and Webb, as well as wall paintings and stained glass by Rossetti and Burne-Jones. Originally surrounded by orchards and countryside, Red House, is now an oasis in the midst of suburbia.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

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  • National Trust

Additional info

Very limited parking for disabled drivers. Please pre-book. 2 steps to house entrance, accessible route in grounds.

Parking: There is no private parking at Red House. Parking is at Danson Park which is a 15-25 mins walk.

Collection details

Architecture, Decorative and Applied Art, Design, Personalities, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • William Morris
  • Philip Webb
  • Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  • Edward Burne-Jones

Red House - National Trust
Red House Lane

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