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Train departs for Bexleyheath
Visit to Red House, Bexleyheath
‘I got a friend to build me a house very medieval in spirit in which I lived for five years, and so set myself to decorating it.’ Red House was designed by Philip Webb in 1859 for the newly-married William Morris and, with its emphasis on natural materials and convenience of plan, became enormously influential. It retains many of its original features and fixed furniture, together with wall paintings and stained glass by Burne-Jones.
Private visit to Danson House
This delightful Georgian villa was built in c.1776 for Sir John Boyd and is one of Sir Robert Taylor’s finest works. Its ingenious plan and variously-shaped rooms represent a new departure in eighteenth-century country-house architecture. The house was in a near-derelict state until rescued by English Heritage and has been restored to its former glory.
Train departs for London (arriving 5.28pm)