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Leighton House Museum and Art Gallery

12 Holland Park Road | Kensington, London W14 8LZ, England
+44 20 7602 3316
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The Leighton House was a very interesting tour, option to go with a group guide or go rogue. Went... read more

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robertmlovemd
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Beautiful and unusual

This was my second visit. I came a few years ago when there was an exhibit of pre-raphaelite art... read more

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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 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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12 Holland Park Road | Kensington, London W14 8LZ, England
Kensington and Hyde Park
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Reviewed today via mobile

The Leighton House was a very interesting tour, option to go with a group guide or go rogue. Went Rogue and appreciated it greatly, was not crowded on a weekday afternoon, spent 1.5 hours inside and back yard. Great for period architecture.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second visit. I came a few years ago when there was an exhibit of pre-raphaelite art, which sadly was no longer there. But it's a unique building and well worth visiting. The new developments on the site should render it more useful...More

Thank Meredith V
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Greeted by a very knowledgeable volunteer who introduced us to the history of the house and Lord Leighton and friends! Very interesting building and artefacts.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here at the end of a 5 week car trip around southern England. We may have been getting tired, so maybe this deserves 5 stars. We had seen a lot of homes, art work, and tile work by the time we came here....More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

amazing house with so much art. I was so bummed that photography was not allowed as I wanted to remember some of the artwork. The Arab hall was so beautifully done.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

I have wanted to visit Leighton House for a number of years and finally managed to get there on 11th March. It was well worth waiting for, I had a thoroughly enjoyable and interesting visit. This is the former home of the artist Frederic Lord...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We went to the Leighton House Museum and Art Gallery to get ideas about Aesthetic Movement interiors for the renovation of our house. The museum is primarily run as an art gallery and the lighting/decoration reflects that. The Narcissus Hall is stunning, but the other...More

Thank Vivienne R
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Leighton House was the home of the 19th century artist and president of RA, Lord Leighton. This rather eccentric house was built according to his taste. When I read about his tile collection I knew that this was somewhere I wanted to visit. The entrance...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit on a cold and miserable wet day. The entrance hall is absolutely amazing and so full of colour and light with a small fountain tinkling, it just takes your breath away. Definitely one man’s dream made into reality! Everything about...More

Thank Chris W
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

My wife actually got bored with me endlessly admiring the tiles and their vibrant colours, but they are lovely. The house itself is tucked away behind Kensington High Street. I had passed close by numerous times until encouraged to visit by a friend. Anyone interested...More

Thank Jon b
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davidmihail25
7 February 2018|
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Response from Chris W | 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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Bella M
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Response from Pollyp2301 | Reviewed this property |
YEs , it is open on Fridays. well worth a visit
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Carolyn M
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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
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