Tour 7 Hammersmith Terrace on Boat Race Day

Sir Emery Walker's home opens from April till September

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7 Hammersmith Terrace, the home of Sir Emery Walker, opens again for tours on Saturday April 7, which is of course Boat Race Day.

As the opening coincides with the annual Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race, visitors are being offered a special tour of the house as well as a rare and exclusive opportunity to enjoy refreshments in the charming river-front garden while watching the boat race, away from the usual boat race crowds.

This important historic house on the river at Hammersmith, was the home of Sir Emery Walker, printer, collector and friend and mentor to William Morris.

Very little has changed since Walker moved in just over 100 years ago. Aside from the William Morris wallpapers and textiles, this blue plaque house contains furniture and glass by Philip Webb, ceramics by William de Morgan, and furniture by Ernest Gimson. This hidden gem is essential viewing for anyone interested in the Arts and Crafts movement.

Tours on the opening day will run at 10.30am and noon with a maximum of 8 people per tour. Tickets are £10 (full time students £5). The 1.30pm tour to coincide with the Boat Race will cost £25 and will include refreshments and snacks in the garden.

Normal visiting hours (non Boat Race day)

The house is open to visitors on Saturdays until the end of September.

Entry is by pre-booked/paid tours at 11am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm. Tickets are £10 each (full time students £5).

Visitors can book online by the visiting the website or calling 020 8741 4104.

 

March 27, 2012