William Morris Society
William Morris lived at Kelmscott House for the last 18 years of his life. He wrote: ‘The situation is certainly the prettiest in London... the garden is really most beautiful.’
Our small garden contains a number of plants which feature in Morris's textile and wallpaper designs. The shady lower garden contains a variety of ferns, which thrive well in its microclimate.
The lower floors of Kelmscott House are now the headquarters of the William Morris Society and contain a registered museum dedicated to his life and work. The museum is open on Thursdays and Saturdays 2–5pm.
- Saturday 14:00–17:00
- Museum open. Book and gift stall. Handout containing Morris’s description and plan of the 1880s garden. Display of Morris’s designs. Children’s quiz and trail. Refreshments available.
26 Upper Mall; through the coach house in the cobbled courtyard, to the left of the house.
Nearest postcode: W6 9TA
- 27, 91, 267, 290
- Cycle hire station:
- Hammersmith Town Hall (Map)
- Disabled toilet on site.
- Access to garden up three steps. Museum partly accessible to wheelchair users.
- Working assistance dogs only