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Leighton House Museum and Art Gallery

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Neighborhood: Kensington and Hyde Park
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Address: 12 Holland Park Road | Kensington, London W14 8LZ, England
Phone Number: 020 7602 3316
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Description: Leighton House Museum is the former home of the Victorian artist Frederic...
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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What a wonderful old house in the middle of a residential area in Holland Park. Prepare to be surprised by the Arab Room, absolutely stunning. The rest of the house does not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Stowmarket, United Kingdom

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful old house in the middle of a residential area in Holland Park. Prepare to be surprised by the Arab Room, absolutely stunning. The rest of the house does not disappoint wonderful art works, statues and furniture. The Silk Room and gallery will take your breath away. This small, beautifully house is well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit and see the paintings and Moorish tiles. It was well worth the visit to experience another eccentric man with a fascinating house in London.

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Bromsgrove, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We had a few hours to pass in London and looking through our guide book found Leighton House listed. A ten/fifteeen minute walk from the nearest tube station, the effort was worthwhile. Although the fabric of the artists studio was original, many of the artifacts inside were bropught in when the restoration was carried out. That being said, a fascinating... More 

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A great house to view, with very interesting decor, in a great Location and easy to get to. Ideal if you have an hour to spend.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Tucked away in Holland Park, not far from Kensington Olympia, Leighton House looks rather unassuming from the outside, but don't let that fool you. Once inside, you're transported first to Morocco then Victorian England. Once home to Frederic, Lord Leighton it now houses a fantastic collection of work by Pre-Raphaelite artists. I was lucky enough to go when the Perez... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The museum is in a lovely part of London with lots of posh houses and a few parks. So per accident I ended at the Leighton House. From the outside I thought: why would I want to go in and pay a fee? I got a big surprise that I wouldn't want to have missed in the world ... and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

One of my favourite houses in London, tucked away in Holland Park (walkable from High Street Kensington or Olympia tube stations). Small but full of eastern delights. A cafe would make it even better, but it's still marvellous

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The House/Museum is in a surprisingly quiet road just back from the bustle of Kensington High Street.k A relatively plain exterior gives little or no clue to the interior glory. Leighton House Museum may receive plenty of visitors but on my visit it was very pleasant to share the experience with only a smattering. Having paid at the desk on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This estate was large but intimate, obviously the artists' vision of the most beautiful and gracious life possible. He recreated beautifully the world of a Prince of the Arabian Nights in the midst of cold and foggy England. He had his own private world, and I was thrilled to be able to experience it. The tilework, sculptures, painting and vastness... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you are a fan of historical residents you will appreciate this one. The main attraction is of course the Middle eastern-inspired room which was painstakingly restored. Beautiful given the residents setting. The attraction follows the usual National Trust model but it is still worthy particularly if you appreciate Arab-style rooms.

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Address: 12 Holland Park Road | Kensington, London W14 8LZ, England
Phone Number: 020 7602 3316
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Kensington and Hyde Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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