Van Gogh House
So much more than a monument to Van Gogh’s time in London.
87 Hackford Road, London, SW9 0RE
- Easily accessible without car
Van Gogh House is part of a Georgian terrace in Brixton in which Vincent spent a formative year of his life. It is now a site for artist residencies and an annual commission. A collection of objects unearthed during its renovation tell the story of the house, its famous tenant and other residents. It is now open for pre-booked guided tours giving visitors the chance to follow in Van Gogh’s footsteps and learn the twists and turns of his time here.
In August 1873, Van Gogh took lodgings at 87 Hackford Road, aged just twenty. It was here that he fell in love for the first time and, though this love was unrequited, the year he spent here is said to be one of the happiest of his life. Visitors to the house will be able to see the original materials, traditional techniques and finest craftsmanship that have been used throughout the project, particularly in the ‘Van Gogh’ room, where Vincent lodged, plus a new extension and garden studio that have been added, readying the house for the next chapter as it becomes a place for artists’ residencies and more. Tours will include the opportunity to view items uncovered during the restoration project.
The Van Gogh House is much more than a monument to Van Gogh’s time in London; it is an ever-changing, evolving opportunity to support emerging artists to make a living from their work in their life time – something Van Gogh himself was never able achieve.
The house is an important local heritage site, and underwent a major capital project in 2018 that took it from a derelict state to a sympathetic and award-winning working building.
Today artists sleep in Vincent’s bedroom and work in the garden studio, with the house opening part of the year for an annual commission in which one artist is given carte blanche to respond across the three floors of the property.
Tickets £40 including lunch with wine
Van Gogh House offer tours on the last Saturday and Sunday of each month.
Our guided tours offer visitors an opportunity to learn about our most famous tenant, as well as the architecture, history, and future of the house. We provide a unique insight into Van Gogh’s everyday existence in Victorian London, as well as a glimpse into the way ordinary people lived.
Tours last about an hour and fifteen minutes and include a short walk to set our local context.
Private tours outside of our regular tour weekends cost £250+vat. To arrange a private tour please get in touch by emailing email@example.com.
Van Gogh House also offers a tour + lunch experience in summer via Historic Houses ‘Invitation to View’ platform.
Guided tours: £12
Exhibition entry: £7.50, Concs, £4
This house is not part of the Free for Members scheme, but is one of many houses on our website that we support to promote their tours, weddings, filming and other commercial offerings. To see all the places you can visit as a Historic Houses member, please visit our ‘Free for Members’ listings page here. Or to find out more about how the membership scheme works and how it supports our work to protect independent heritage, visit our page here.
Van Gogh House does accept group visits. Please get in touch to arrange a private, schools or community tour, or to arrange group tickets during our autumn exhibition.
Guided tours: £12, Art Fund £10
Lovely tour, the guide was very friendly and knowledgeable, really enjoyed it. The house is also beautifully kept.
Brilliant house, beautifully restored. Great knowledge and historical context given
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