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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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A visit with my daughter ..

TripAdvisor doesn't give me an option to tick family trip dad and grown up daughter but hey, we're... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2017
Andrew B
via mobile
A wonderful oasis of calm and tranquility

A small museum ,not a whole day visit here. But what fabulous items and colours the mosaics are... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2017
Jane T
Portsmouth, 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 the United Kingdom, 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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12 Holland Park Road | Kensington, London W14 8LZ, England
Kensington and Hyde Park
+44 20 7602 3316
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Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

TripAdvisor doesn't give me an option to tick family trip dad and grown up daughter but hey, we're friends too so I've put that! OK .. Leighton House .. an absolute wow factor, Victorian architecture at its finest with the most stunning interior. Friendly staff...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 26 May 2017

A small museum ,not a whole day visit here. But what fabulous items and colours the mosaics are breathtaking and the gentle water fountains give an air of calm . The mix of original objects and contemporary reproductions is a joy with the opportunity for...More

Thank Jane T
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Leighton House Museum is worth visiting (warning - entrance fee) for three reasons: the intricate mosaics and walls lined with beautiful Islamic tiles, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood paintings and to get a sense of what it was like to be a very successful self-made Victorian painter...More

Thank Colin E
Reviewed 22 May 2017

What a treasure this place is. I found out about it because the National Trust list it in their handbook as a London Partner. As an NT member you can get in for half price. I had not heard of Frederic Leighton before and found...More

Thank ZoeAndNick
Reviewed 22 May 2017

A glimpse into the lives of the 'other half' - the artists of Holland Park. A gem of a house, there are info cards in each room similar to NT houses. We later visited Linley Sambourne House nearby and realised that the one thing missing...More

Thank lovegeog
Reviewed 6 May 2017

step into Arabian nights, step into another era. This charming house of painter Leighton is a gem, a must see. Precious art, a silk room,garden to comtemplate.

2  Thank telegrau
Reviewed 23 April 2017

This is a wonderfully magic location just on the edge of Holland Park. A house of inspirational architecture and a story to match. It was a new experience for me as friends had brought me along (takes a lot to show me something in London...More

Thank AtLondonersLondon
Ana G, Public Relations Manager at Leighton House Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Dear Paul, Many thanks for taking the time to write a review about your experience at Leighton House Museum; we are glad that you and your friend enjoyed your visit. We appreciate your concerns about disabled access in the house; Leighton's house was built in...More

Reviewed 21 April 2017

A lovely home in a beautiful avenue in a very nice area of London. There is an entrance fee to pay. The rooms were not lit very well but the museum was interesting with the biggest surprise being the Arabic Room. This is the most...More

Thank SanJon7
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

A real treat of a museum, perfect for those with an interest in the arts looking for something a bit different. We arrived at opening times and the downstairs reception was so tranquil with the fountain playing. It did get busier after half an hour...More

1  Thank WyldeGreenJMA
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The art here is okay, but the house itself is a real treasure. It was custom built by the artist that owned it, and as such the layout and interior design are both interesting and beautiful. I found it hard to believe I'd never heard...More

1  Thank Alinka P
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Bella M
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Response from Pollyp2301 | Reviewed this property |
YEs , it is open on Fridays. well worth a visit
Carolyn M
13 September 2016|
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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
19 March 2016|
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Response from Doramy B | Reviewed this property |
Agree with other visitors 40 mins to 1 hour. You can sit at many places. Really enjoyable experience.