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Leighton House Museum and Art Gallery
Ranked #148 of 1,749 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 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.
Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

This very beautiful and interesting place t visit.
Not only in a lovely up market area but such a very individual unusual home. Leighton was a really prolific painter and some of his wonderful paintings are on display.

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Reviewed April 23, 2013

This was Lord Leighton`s house and studio. Frederic Leighton (1830-1896) was an eminent British artist who received national and international awards and honours, acquainted with the Royal Family and with well known artists, writers and politicians during the Victorian era.
The building was damaged during the last war and was unsympathetically restored. It has now been successfully restored to its former glory. Leighton was a collector of fine art, decorative art and furniture which was sold after his death. The house is now largely reconstructed and fortunately the beautifully and exquisite tiled Arab Hall and Narcissus Hall have been restored. Some original paintings and furniture have been acquired and searches continue to locate others.
It is fascinating and delightful to wander through the building admiring the opulence of this Victorian period with its collection of paintings and arte facts. Rather than to attempt to describe inn great detail this museum we recommend one makes a visit and enjoy.

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Leighton House has been lovingly restored, perhaps not with the original furniture but the essence of how the house once was is captured. The internal fountain with beautiful tiles is so calm and peaceful... especially when noting that some of the lovely tiles were brought by Lord Leighton from Damascus, Syria.

Thank Vernonne
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

Leighton House is a wonderful experience .You will be transported back a century or so..The wonderful stained glass and carved features and original artefacts...
No more to be said..If you like your experience to be original then 2/3 hours here must be part of the visit to this great city..

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

I wouldn't have thought about writing a review about Leighton House if I hadn't seen all the awards including the Trip Advisor one on the way out. Leighton House has a five out of five award from Trip Advisor as well as several other awards and the venue is well worth all those awards. the house and its contents are special and the presentation is superb. So much information is provided about the house, it's contents, Lord Leighton and his acquaintances.

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