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21 Artist's, Architect's & Writer's Homes
museums in London

Artist's, Architect's and Writer's museums in London: From Charles Dickens to Jimi Hendrix discover the homes of where London's most creative once lived.

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18 Stafford Terrace (Linley Sambourne House)

The former home of Victorian Punch cartoonist, Edward Linley Sambourne. A rare example of 'Aesthetic interior' or 'House Beautiful' style.

West LONDON

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2 Willow Road

The 1930s house designed by the `Modern Movement' architect Erno Goldfinger.

North LONDON

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575 Wandsworth Road

The hand-carved fretwork interior of this modest, early 19th-century, terraced house is enthralling and inspiring.

South LONDON

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Carlyle's House

Hidden in the quiet back streets of Chelsea is the home of 19th century literary celebrity couple, Thomas and Jane Carlyle.

West LONDON

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Charles Dickens Museum

The beautiful Georgian terraced house in Bloomsbury is the only remaining London home of Charles Dickens.

Central LONDON

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Chiswick House

Chiswick House is among the first glorious examples of 18th-century British architecture.

West LONDON

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Dennis Severs House

The Grade II listed Georgian terraced house with recreated the rooms as a time capsule in the style of former centuries.

Central LONDON

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Dorich House Museum

Striking 1930s former studio home of Russian sculptor Dora Gordine and her scholar husband Richard Hare.

Outer LONDON

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Down House

The Victorian country house of Charles Darwin where the world was changed.

Outer LONDON

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Dr Johnson's House

A Charming 300-year-old townhouse, nestled amongst a maze of courts and alleys in the historic City of London.

Central LONDON

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Emery Walker's House, 7 Hammersmith Terrace

The Georgian building with the last authentic Arts and Crafts interior in Britain.

West LONDON

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Hendrix and Handel in London

In a single street in London, separated by a wall, are the homes of two of history’s most significant musical artists.

Central LONDON

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Hogarth's House

The 18th century country home of the great painter, engraver and satirist William Hogarth.

West LONDON

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Keats House

Grade 1 listed and set in a peaceful garden, this was the home of poet John Keats from 1818 to 1820.

North LONDON

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Leighton House Museum

Former home and studio of the leading Victorian artist, Frederic, Lord Leighton.

West LONDON

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Red House

The only house commissioned, created and lived in by Arts & Crafts movement founder, William Morris.

Outer LONDON

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Sherlock Holmes Museum

Dedicated to the famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes situated in Baker Street.

Central LONDON

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Sir John Soane's Museum

Eccentric home of the 19th century collector and architect Sir John Soane. Packed with classical sculptures, paintings and curiosities.

Central LONDON

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The Freud Museum

Sigmund Freud's family home from 1938 to 1982, displays include the impressive study, extraordinary antiquities and iconic couch.

North LONDON

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William Morris Gallery

This grade II listed, Georgian building was Morris's family home from 1848 to 1856.

East LONDON

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William Morris Society - Kelmscott House Museum

William Morris's beautiful 18th century house on the banks of the River Thames from 1878 to 1896.

West LONDON