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Leighton House Museum and Art Gallery

Closes in 1 min: 10:00 - 17:30
Open today: 10:00 - 17:30
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Peaceful retreat from the bustle of London

Highly recommend this museum for a short interlude from hectic sightseeing in London. Set in... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
United States
Amazing property belonging to most famous British artist that you've never heard of...

Leighton had exotic tastes and clearly enjoyed creating this unique home with sumptuous decor... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Greater London, United Kingdom
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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...more
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12 Holland Park Road | Kensington, London W14 8LZ, England
Kensington and Hyde Park
+44 20 7602 3316
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Highly recommend this museum for a short interlude from hectic sightseeing in London. Set in leafy, Holland Park neighborhood, this was both the home and studio of acclaimed British artist, Frederic Leighton. It is called “a private palace of art.” Leighton applied his artistic imagination...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Leighton had exotic tastes and clearly enjoyed creating this unique home with sumptuous decor including an entire room in arabic style with stunning imported tiles and window shutters. His vast studio on the upper floor gives a strong impression of the man at work, which...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This former studio of Lord Leighton is fascinating. The curator gave a fascinating talk which brought it to life. Plenty of guides as well if your visit does not mesh with a tour time. Can’t believe I lived nearby for over twenty years before I...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2018

When you walk in you realise straight away this is somewhere special. The colours and patterns are everywhere! I especially love the indoor fountain. The visit is self guided with interesting information sheets in every room and some wonderful paintings. It is like stepping into...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2018

The Arab Hall is absolutely stunning, although it would be a good idea to arrange some benches or chairs around the room, to allow visitors to sit and contemplate its beauty. Surprisingly, there were no guides in any of the rooms. Maybe the garden could...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2018

We saw a wonderful exhibit of Alma Tadema's paintings but the setting was also quite magical. We also had a delightful lunch at Cafe Tarte, around the corner on Kensington High, welcoming staff and delicious food.

Thank NortheastJim
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Other than the magnificent Arab hall there is not much to see here. Nice to drop by but not worth a trip on its own

Thank EWCT
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

The house is stunning and so different from anything else I had seen before, I would have loved to know more about it! Unfortunately there was no way for me to find out what the rooms were used or not much on the house at...More

Thank Jesenice
Reviewed 5 August 2018

I only found out about this museum from reading Bill Bryson's book, The Road to Little Dribbling. It was an effort getting there, as Kensington High Street station was closed, but worth the effort. The Arab Hall, with it's tiles, is quite magnificent, as are...More

Thank Emma W
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We visited Leighyon House Museum after long time willing to do so. As much as the house it is interesting we were quite shocked of how noisy and even disturbing to our visit the two young ladies at reception were. I am sure they were...More

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6 February 2018|
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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