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Leighton House Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:30
Open today: 10:00 - 17:30
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Amazing house to visit!

When you walk in you realise straight away this is somewhere special. The colours and patterns are... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
Jg H
London, United Kingdom
A stunning example of 19th Century Flowering

We saw a wonderful exhibit of Alma Tadema's paintings but the setting was also quite magical. We... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
Nahant, Massachusetts
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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 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 30 July 2018

We went in May 2018. Lovely house museum right near Holland Park. My favourite bit was the Arab Hall... so beautiful and peaceful. I could've sat there all day. The mosaics and the cobalt blue tiles are beautiful. Peaceful garden at the back of the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Andrew O
Reviewed 21 July 2018

This is an idiosyncratic house that showcases one bachelor Victorian artist's personal vision. I am not mad about his paintings. However, the tiles he brought back from his Middle Eastern travels, which he installed in a front room and up the staircase, are magnificent. Between...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 20 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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6 February 2018|
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Response from ChrisW821 | 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