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Leighton House Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:30
Open today: 10:00 - 17:30
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Stunning tiles!

My wife actually got bored with me endlessly admiring the tiles and their vibrant colours, but they... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2018
Jon b
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
A rich example of the Victorian eccentric

Lord Leighton built this house to joint design with his architect to maximise wall space to hang... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2018
777SarahB777
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Guildford, 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
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

My wife actually got bored with me endlessly admiring the tiles and their vibrant colours, but they are lovely. The house itself is tucked away behind Kensington High Street. I had passed close by numerous times until encouraged to visit by a friend. Anyone interested...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Lord Leighton built this house to joint design with his architect to maximise wall space to hang his vast collection of art No chimney breasts above fireplaces, fireplaces under the window, where does the smoke go? Only one bedroom in such a big house Built...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

What an interesting place to visit. The house, its decor and art are very beautiful. A good place to visit on a rainy day. I would imagine that the garden must be a lovely spot to eat lunch on a sunny day

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful house. Very exotic and opulent. However, more effort could have been taken to explain the social history behind the house and the man. We gained admission through a national membership but adult admission is 9 pound. 4 rooms downstairs and 2...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

We spent several very enjoyable hours walking around Leighton House. It was the home / studio built to the exact requirements of Lord Leighton. it can only be considered as a master piece of arts and craft architecture. to complement the House there a fine...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

Leighton House was a most appropriate setting for Lawrence Alma- Tadema's exhibition, as both Victorian artists knew one another and Lawrence had visited here too. As National Trust members our admission was discounted by 50% which was an excellent saving, and we felt the audio...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 17 December 2017

I'd never heard of Lord Leighton and had decided to come visit solely because the description of the house sounded interesting. I was not disappointed. Walking through the house distinctly feels like walking through Frank Lloyd Wright's home and studio in Oak Park, simply because...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank vichy
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

A beautiful house. I wish I could have captured the memory however no photography is allowed anywhere in the building even at the entrance. Those with membership please do bring your card as the entry fee is £9. I too wish that the garden is...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank LiniHarun29
Reviewed 6 December 2017

This was the home and studio of Lord Leighton, who was President of the Royal Academy and fascinated by the Near East. The hall and the Arab hall are stunningly decorated with Syrian tilework- so stunning that Ididn't notice the stuffed peacock on my first...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

This astonishing interior, with its exotic orientalist theme, is a great example of the aesthetic movement in England. There are delights for the eye at every turn. Although, because of its location in the important entrance hall, it forms a regrettable first impression, the gift...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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davidmihail25
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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Bella M
13 July 2017|
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Response from Pollyp2301 | Reviewed this property |
YEs , it is open on Fridays. well worth a visit
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Carolyn M
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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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