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Leighton House Museum and Art Gallery

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Address: 12 Holland Park Road | Kensington, London W14 8LZ, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7602 3316
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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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Stunningly beautiful building, rude woman on reception

Worth an excursion to see this beautiful building and the Flaming June exhibition. The audio guide was helpful and clear and I'd recommend it. Entrance fee is a little pricey, but... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Worth an excursion to see this beautiful building and the Flaming June exhibition. The audio guide was helpful and clear and I'd recommend it. Entrance fee is a little pricey, but comparable with entry to other paid London exhibitions. The woman on reception needs to cheer up and improve her attitude: rude and snappy. But if you can ignore her... More 

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West London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Back to see this small exhibition at Leighton House. Wonderful to stroll around the studio, take in the atmosphere and studio dust and collection of objects and then to walk through to the gallery. Here you are confronted by a giant photograph taken on Open Sunday. You see this in black and white and then advance to the next space... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been to Leighton House a few times now and it certainly has a charm for me. Tucked away but fairly close to Olympia train station, its reasonably easy to get to but doesn't seem to be that well known since I have never found the place swamped by visitors. Consequently, the place is really quite atmospheric and you... More 

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful home to visit and currently exhibiting Fredrick Leighton's - 'Flaming June'. Defiantly take the audio tour!

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Thank Georgina H
Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the 'Flaming June' exhibition, beautifully displayed and curated. Very interesting information and displays. The house amazed me and I haven't seen any photos which really do it justice. Staff / volunteers were really enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Great café / bakery road the corner: the Primrose.

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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a National Trust member then entrance is only £5 it is an incredible house. It is very well preserved. We spoke to one of the members of staff and she was so enthusiastic about the house and the area. There are talks on a Sunday and Wednesday. There are also 'outside' talks which we would like to... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't particularly like Leighton's work but absolutely loved his house. The Arab Hall alone is worth a visit. We went on Sunday and joined a guided tour which was fantastic - the volunteer guide was extremely knowledgable and brought the artist and his work to life in an informative and entertaining way. She was fantastic and definitely made the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The current exhibition FLAMING JUNE is not to be missed by lovers of Victorian art, and those who would like to become lovers! Tip, go early and you may not have to share the joy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must see for anyone interested in Leightons work and how he lived. Stunning in every respect. The Arab Hall is small but out of this world. So glad that this is on our doorstep. If helpful please give a like ☺

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to visit it last Friday. No many visitors hence I was able to absorb the Victorian atmosphere, what an interesting place to visit. The exhibition: Burning June gave me an extra insight on the life of Frederic Leighton. Two point why I didn't rate it excellent:: the entry ticket is expensive and the volunteers didn't have a good... More 

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