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Leighton House Museum and Art Gallery

12 Holland Park Road | Kensington, London W14 8LZ, England
+44 20 7602 3316
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Leighton House Museum is the former home of the Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton. The only purpose-built studio-house open to the public in London, it is one of the most remarkable buildings of the nineteenth century, containing a fascinating collection of paintings and sculpture by Leighton and his contemporaries.Built to Leighton’s precise requirements, the house was extended and embellished over the 30 years that he lived in it. From modest beginnings it grew into a ‘private palace of art’ featuring the extraordinary Arab Hall with its golden dome, intricate mosaics and walls lined with beautiful Islamic tiles.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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12 Holland Park Road | Kensington, London W14 8LZ, England
Kensington and Hyde Park
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Reviewed today

The building is so disjointed, a mixture of design, bits added on here and there. A large detached property with a poorly maintained garden. Couldn't really decide whether it was worth seeing. But if you like his painting style you will enjoy this visit back...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I came in with 3 very quiet 11- and 12-year old girls and immediately got these glares from the staff member. And then he repeated 3 or 4 times, "NO PHOTOGRAPHY!" What an unpleasant, hostile place. They are clearly paranoid about people (especially children) sullying...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Leighton House was a very interesting tour, option to go with a group guide or go rogue. Went Rogue and appreciated it greatly, was not crowded on a weekday afternoon, spent 1.5 hours inside and back yard. Great for period architecture.

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

This was my second visit. I came a few years ago when there was an exhibit of pre-raphaelite art, which sadly was no longer there. But it's a unique building and well worth visiting. The new developments on the site should render it more useful...More

Thank Meredith V
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

Greeted by a very knowledgeable volunteer who introduced us to the history of the house and Lord Leighton and friends! Very interesting building and artefacts.

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

We stopped here at the end of a 5 week car trip around southern England. We may have been getting tired, so maybe this deserves 5 stars. We had seen a lot of homes, art work, and tile work by the time we came here....More

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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

amazing house with so much art. I was so bummed that photography was not allowed as I wanted to remember some of the artwork. The Arab hall was so beautifully done.

Thank Walter H
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

I have wanted to visit Leighton House for a number of years and finally managed to get there on 11th March. It was well worth waiting for, I had a thoroughly enjoyable and interesting visit. This is the former home of the artist Frederic Lord...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We went to the Leighton House Museum and Art Gallery to get ideas about Aesthetic Movement interiors for the renovation of our house. The museum is primarily run as an art gallery and the lighting/decoration reflects that. The Narcissus Hall is stunning, but the other...More

Thank Vivienne R
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Leighton House was the home of the 19th century artist and president of RA, Lord Leighton. This rather eccentric house was built according to his taste. When I read about his tile collection I knew that this was somewhere I wanted to visit. The entrance...More

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Response from Chris W | Reviewed this property |
To be honest I’m not sure there is enough to interest young children as it’s not really made with children in mind. If your 7 year old knows what is there and is really keen to visit then I would say go ahead, but it... More
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Response from Pollyp2301 | Reviewed this property |
YEs , it is open on Fridays. well worth a visit
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Response from shoogslondon | Reviewed this property |
Although it's not a National Trust property, they offer a reduction to National Trust members. As a NT member, it cost me £3.50. I can't remember the full price. I think it was either £5 or £7
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