Visit Emery Walker's House
Join us on one of our tours, where an experienced tour guide will accompany you and a small group through the main rooms in the house and (weather permitting) the garden, bringing to life the history of this unique Arts & Crafts home. The tour concludes in our small exhibition room. Presently on display is an exhibition that explores Emery Walker’s career as a typographer and charts his key importance and involvement in a number of private presses of the late 19th and early to mid 20th century. Tours are approximately an hour and a half in length.
We have put in place a number of measures to ensure your visit is as safe as possible.
All staff and visitors (excluding those exempt under current UK government guidance) will be
will be required to wear a mask inside the House. Hand sanitizer and gloves will be provided for
If you have any questions about your visit please contact our House team at
Tickets must be pre-booked and can be done so via the button below:
We are unable to accommodate group bookings at present, as social distancing measures limit our tours to four visitors. We hope to be able to offer group bookings again soon and will update this space when these bookings resume. Thank you for your understanding in the meantime.
Emery Walker's House is a Grade II* listed, tall, terraced house with narrow stairs between the three floors open to the public, as well as steps to the rear garden (46 steps in total). We regret that wheelchair or step free access is not possible.
Lighting levels are low throughout the building.
Due to the constraints of space, the high density of furniture and precious objects, and to help conserve the fragile collections, the house is unsuitable for young children.
For those unable to access the house we offer a virtual tour - just click on the heading marked VIRTUAL TOUR below the logo on the top of this page.
Unfortunately, for conservation reasons, photography is not allowed inside the house. A selection of postcards, greeting cards, books and gifts can be purchased after the tour.
Tube or Train
The nearest tube is Stamford Brook on the District Line. Turn right out of the station onto Goldhawk Road, then left into King Street. Cross King Street to St Peter's Square. Walk straight down St Peter's Square to the south side of the square, then turn left at the corner of the square so that you are heading towards St Peter's Church and Black Lion Lane. Go through the underpass on your right, to cross the A4 and you will be on Black Lion Lane. Turn right into Hammersmith Terrace. Emery Walker House is number 7, on the left hand side.
Otherwise, you might want to enjoy a longer walk (approximately 20 minutes) by the river and take the Metropolitan, Piccadilly, Circle or District lines to Hammersmith Broadway and walk from there.
The nearest buses are the numbers 27, 190, 267, 391, H91 which run up and down King Street, Hammersmith’s high street. Get off at Goldhawk Road.
Cycling is recommended as an alternative mode of transport. The nearest docking station for Santander is at Ravenscourt Park.
Visitors are encouraged to use public transport where possible. There are metred parking spaces on Hammersmith Terrace, Chiswick Mall and St Peter’s Square .
There are two cab firms on King Street - Kings Cars +44 20 8563 9100 and Abbey Cars +44 20 8748 7474.