Emery Walker's House, which was a private home until 1999, has the most complete and authentic Arts & Crafts interiors in the UK.
The house includes handblocked Morris & Co Wallpaper and textiles and Philip Webb furniture.
The tall, terraced house on the River Thames at Hammersmith was home to the printer Emery Walker, friend and mentor to William Morris. The decoration and furnishings are preserved as they were in his lifetime.
The decoration at 7 Hammersmith Terrace today is typical of the homes of many of the key figures in the Arts and Crafts movement.
The combination of Morris & Co textiles, wallpapers and furniture, 17th- and 18th-century furniture, and Middle Eastern and North African textiles and ceramics is similar to that which decorated William Morris's own house.
2 March - 30 November.
Thursday and Saturdays only; 11:00am, 13:00pm & 15:00pm.
Tickets must be booked in advance, online.
Timed tours at 11am, 1pm and 3pm on Thursdays and Saturdays, March - November.
Pre-booking essential, via website only.
Near Chiswick Mall on the banks of the river Thames, about a 10 minute walk from Stamford Brook tube.
The nearest tube is Stamford Brook on the District Line. Turn right out of the station, down to St Peter’s Square and then through the Black Lion Lane underpass. Otherwise, you might want to enjoy a walk by the river and take the Metropolitan, Piccadilly, Circle or District lines to Hammersmith Broadway and walk from there.
The nearest buses are the numbers 27, 190, 267, 391, H91 which run up and down King Street, Hammersmith’s high street. Get off at Goldhawk Road.
Cycling is recommended as an alternative mode of transport. The nearest docking station for Santander is at Ravenscourt Park.
There are metered parking spaces on Hammersmith Terrace, Chiswick Mall and St Peter’s Square .
Kings Cars +44 20 8563 9100
Historic Houses members visit for free (must book in advance and bring card with).
Standard tickets cost £11.00 on Thursdays and £12.50 on Saturdays.
Your ticket will be emailed to you, but there is no need to print it if you do not wish to do so.
If you purchase your ticket at a concessionary rate please bring evidence of your eligibility with you.
Art Fund members – 25% discount with a valid membership card.
Full time students – 50% discount with a valid student card.
Emery Walker emulated his close friend William Morris in having an eclectic mix of belongings in his home, and the interior is believed to be the most authentic Arts & Crafts home in Britain.
The house is also thought to be one of the few in the world to have original Morris & Co wallpaper in nearly every room. These hand blocked wallpapers date back to the 1920s and some are rare designs and colourways.
The narrow hallway is still furnished with Morris hangings, and, just visible beneath the rugs, is believed to be the only example of Morris lino surviving in its original domestic setting.
The Walker’s original telephone room, then kitchen, is now a small reception area and shop for visitors, but the rest of the public areas of the house are pretty much as they would have looked 100 years ago.