About us

London Shh... is a collection of nine of the city's hidden-gems; small historic houses which tell the stories of fascinating and famous former residents.

Tucked away down intriguing streets and alleys, off the beaten tourist track you will find some of the city's best kept secrets. London Shh... formed in 2008 with a view to encourage more people to discover and enjoy these beautiful houses. To step through one of our front doors is to be transported back in time and experience first-hand the places which famous names from Freud to Franklin chose to call home. So come and visit us and get closer to the people whose innovations and actions changed the world we live in. All the houses are independent registered charities and generate their own income through exciting programmes of exhibitions, events and more.

The London Shh...houses are Benjamin Franklin House, Burgh House and Hampstead Museum, Dr. Johnson's House, Fenton House, Freud Museum London, John Wesley's House, Keats House Museum, Kelmscott House (home to the William Morris Society), Handel House Museum, 2 Willow Road and 7 Hammersmith Terrace.

The London Shh...Loyalty Card The Loyalty Card is now available to pick up at participating houses. Visit five or more London Shh... houses by 31st December 2014 and receive a limited edition goodie bag!* To collect your bag, please hand your fully stamped card to a Shh house staff member.

* Participating houses include: 2 Willow Road (National Trust), Benjamin Franklin House, Burgh House, Dr Johnson's House, Fenton House (National Trust), Freud Museum, Handel House Museum, John Wesley's House, Keats House Museum and Kelmscott House. * Goodie bags are limited to one per person and subject to availability.

Venue Hire

The London Shh… houses provide unique and magical backdrops for functions and parties.  Some are licensed for weddings and provide high quality conference facilities.  Know that in booking a London Shh… property you are directly helping to preserve the capital’s heritage for generations to come. To find out more about venue hire contact the individual properties for more information.

Join London Shh...

London Shh... is seeking to recruit new small historic houses across London to join our group. We welcome all applications that meet our criteria. Download our application for membership here. To find out more about joining London Shh... contact info@londonshh.org.uk.

London Shh... Committee Members

Chair - Christian Detlaff, John Wesley's House

Treasurer - Sara Nicholls, 2 Willow Road and Fenton House

Secretary - Celine McDaid, Dr Johnson's House

Press Contact - Ella Roberts, Handel House Museum

Website and Social Media - Sally James, Benjamin Franklin House