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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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If you have an hour and it’s raining

A beautiful house. I wish I could have captured the memory however no photography is allowed... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Stunning interior

This was the home and studio of Lord Leighton, who was President of the Royal Academy and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
12 Holland Park Road | Kensington, London W14 8LZ, England
Kensington and Hyde Park
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A beautiful house. I wish I could have captured the memory however no photography is allowed anywhere in the building even at the entrance. Those with membership please do bring your card as the entry fee is £9. I too wish that the garden is...More

Thank LiniHarun29
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the home and studio of Lord Leighton, who was President of the Royal Academy and fascinated by the Near East. The hall and the Arab hall are stunningly decorated with Syrian tilework- so stunning that Ididn't notice the stuffed peacock on my first...More

Thank Nightflight
Reviewed 1 week ago

This astonishing interior, with its exotic orientalist theme, is a great example of the aesthetic movement in England. There are delights for the eye at every turn. Although, because of its location in the important entrance hall, it forms a regrettable first impression, the gift...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is 2017, and photography is integral to our experiences, and being restricted lessens the experience. I would not recommend any of my friends visit since you are unable to share the experience. It is a beautiful place, but the photo restriction completely turns me...More

Thank Fate N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth the visit. Unprepossessing from outside but fabulous inside. If you have an hour to spare go there.

Thank melvin K
Reviewed 1 November 2017

I really enjoyed my visit here, I learnt a lot and saw some pretty cool artwork. I would have liked to take photos - I don't see why it's not possible, even without a flash. I loved the tiled Arabian hall, it was gorgeous, with...More

1  Thank EmmaInLondon
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Yesterday my friend and I went to finally see the intriguing Leighton House. We loved the decor, the tiles, the wallpaper, the quirky colour combos etc...amazing interiour design. We also liked the art gallery, but we mainly came for the interiour of this building. As...More

1  Thank Anne C
Reviewed 24 October 2017

I've visited here a number of times, most recently to see the Lawrence Alma Tadema exhibition. The house itself is a work of art and well worth seeing. The exhibition was very interesting but because of its installation you couldn't on this occasion appreciate the...More

Thank pboropixie
Reviewed 23 October 2017

First and foremost I will say that I love Leighton House and I love Alma Tadema's art. However I was disappointed with my experience last Saturday. I visited especially for the Alma Tadema exhibition. It is £14 for an adult and £12 for a student...More

3  Thank isy2016
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We went with a group and loved it. we paid the extra £1 to use an audio guide and were pleased to have done so. Its not cheap but it is owned by yjr Local Authority who these days need to charge "realistic" prices for...More

1  Thank Tim G
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Bella M
14 July 2017|
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Response from Pollyp2301 | Reviewed this property |
YEs , it is open on Fridays. well worth a visit
Carolyn M
14 September 2016|
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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
20 March 2016|
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Response from Doramy B | Reviewed this property |
Agree with other visitors 40 mins to 1 hour. You can sit at many places. Really enjoyable experience.