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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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An eccentric hour in west London

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Croydon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This house was lived in and dedicated to Lord Frederic Leighton, Most of his works are in museums or hanging on rich peoples walls, but it is very interesting to see how he lived, The place set up to look like his art studio.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is a fascinating house just off Kensington High Street. If you can, take a guided tour, we had an excellent and very knowledgeable guide.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is a favourite place which I have visited several times, the latest one a private visit with the Friends of the Royal Academy early one summer evening outside normal public visiting hours. With an included glass of wine and plenty of time before our tour to sit and enjoy the lovely rear gardens, this was a very civilised way... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This house is literally a stone's throw from Kensington High Street. If you are near by it is really worth a visit, an hour is all you need as it is quite a small house, very well laid out and good information cards in each room. The restoration of the building is very good and kept to the style of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The painter Lord Leighton's home is full of brilliantly colored tiles, art works, treasures by the leaders of the Arts & Crafts movement: it is a who's-who of that time. The Arab Hall, simply, is breathtaking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This museum is the former home of the painter Lord Frederic Leighton, and it has been open to the public since 1929. The building itself is not outstanding and it is located among other typical British houses in Kensington. But inside, you will see an Oriental style of interior design with blue mosaics, carpets and a fountain. The collection are... More 

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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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