William Morris Society
William Morris, one of the most influential figures in the Arts and Crafts movement, lived at Kelmscott House for the last 18 years of his life. He wrote: ‘The garden is most beautiful…The situation is certainly the prettiest in London.’ This small garden contains a number of plants which feature in Morris’ textile and wallpaper designs. The shady lower garden features ferns, which thrive in its microclimate. The lower floors of Kelmscott House are now used as the headquarters of the William Morris Society. A museum dedicated to his life and work is open on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 12–5pm.
Further information on London Parks & Gardens Inventory
- Museum open. Book and gift stall. Handout showing Morris’ description and plan of the 1880s garden. Display of Morris’s designs. Children’s quiz and trail.
26 Upper Mall; through the coach house in the cobbled courtyard, to the left of the house.
Nearest postcode: W6 9TA
- Ravenscourt Park, Hammersmith
- Cycle hire station
- Ravenscourt Park Station (Map)
- Disabled toilet on site
- Access to garden up three steps. Coach House accessible to wheelchair users across a cobbled drive.
- Working assistance dogs only