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Leighton House Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:30
Open today: 10:00 - 17:30
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A Gem near Holland Park

Bypass Harrods and the shops of Knightsbridge and head for Holland Park. We did and were astonished... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2011

Whether or not you admire the Victorian artist Frederic Leighton, his house, which has been... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2011
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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 24 October 2011

Bypass Harrods and the shops of Knightsbridge and head for Holland Park. We did and were astonished by Leighton House Museum and how beautiful and quirky it was. Not many houses have an exquisite Arab hall with tiled walls , fountain and overhanging lattice wood...More

Date of experience: October 2011
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Reviewed 28 September 2011

Whether or not you admire the Victorian artist Frederic Leighton, his house, which has been restored to look as he left it, is fascinating. The two rooms decorated in tiles are unique. His studio and art collection give a real insight into an artist's life....More

Date of experience: September 2011
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Reviewed 25 August 2011

I really enjoyed this unique Museum in a surbuban London street. The staff were very friendly and though not an extensive exhibition, very personal to the artist and his life. Very interesting and nice garden at the Rear.

Date of experience: August 2011
1  Thank Yggdrasil98
Reviewed 14 June 2011

Having visited the current exhibition at the V & A I was intrigued to see Leighton House where the artist had lived and I was not disappointed.The whole house was delightful, the Arab Hall was just gorgeous and the artists studio was full of interesting...More

Date of experience: June 2011
3  Thank Lizzie P
Reviewed 6 May 2011

What a beautiful place to visit. Why is it only number 79 of the best things to do in London? It should be in the top 10. Every room is unique from the Arab Hall (like going into somewhere in Marrakech)to the Studio which was...More

Date of experience: May 2011
2  Thank Cheshirepoppy
Reviewed 21 February 2011

Decided to visit the Leighton House Museum because we were already going to be in the area. I hadn't heard of it prior to going, but was very pleased we decided to go! The place itself is incredible, and gives you a real insight into...More

Date of experience: February 2011
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Reviewed 10 September 2010

Leighton House, recently restored, is well worth a visit if you are in the High Street Kensington area. It was the home and studio of a Victorian artist, who loved travelling to the Middle East and bringing back beautiful tiles in impressive quantities; and who...More

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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