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Leighton House Museum and Art Gallery

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Incredible interiors.

This is a large house with beautiful interiors and some striking art work. The main-domed room and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
TheOExpress
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Hong Kong, China
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A superb one off museum

The entrance fee of £9 appears relatively steep but as I have not been here for maybe 15 years I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
sheepygold
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london
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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...more
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12 Holland Park Road | Kensington, London W14 8LZ, England
Kensington and Hyde Park
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Leighton House has some nice paintings and looks to have a nice garden area (we were there in Dec)...also some decent items Leighton purchased around the world...the house itself is nice... Not terrible impressed on the way items were displayed ...House can be done...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Harold B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a large house with beautiful interiors and some striking art work. The main-domed room and the balcony looking over it are especially striking. £9 might be a little steep though for a thirty minute visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The entrance fee of £9 appears relatively steep but as I have not been here for maybe 15 years I decided to give it a try. There was a major renovation in 2009 so the colour scheme is more as it would have been when...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just off High Street Kensington is this little gem of a museum. It belonged to Frederick Leighton and each of the rooms give you an insight of his life. The Arab Room is stunning and the tiles on the walls and the floors are beautiful....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dawniepg
Reviewed 24 November 2018

The plain exterior belies the beautiful eclectic decor inside. The Arab hall is worth the visit on its own but that's not to take anything away from the other interior spaces especially the entrance hall and staircase, dining room and artist's studio. The artist's bedroom...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Roger R
Reviewed 17 November 2018

I spent many years visiting Lord Leighton's amazing home. I hadn't been for the past ten or so as moved away and found the new "reception" rather frosty with an incredibly rude man repeating as if we were idiots, NO PHOTOS. The room cards are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank juliebarrett1964
Reviewed 12 November 2018

This house is a bit of a quirky oasis. Glorious coloured tiles from Damascus and Turkey cover the walls of some of the rooms in the house. William Morris fabrics have been carefully reproduced to exactly match original fabrics used for curtains and soft furnishings....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gillian W
Reviewed 11 November 2018

This piece of High Victorian art is worth seeing; the ornamentation and paintings are a delight. A pity that the guides were not all that inspiring, although the curator definitely was

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Michael H
Reviewed 26 October 2018

This is the former home of Lord Frederic Leighton, former president of the Royal Academy. It began life as an ordinary brick house, but the additions and decorations included by architect George Aitchhison transformed the house into a stunning showplace reflecting the values of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

Highly recommend this museum for a short interlude from hectic sightseeing in London. Set in leafy, Holland Park neighborhood, this was both the home and studio of acclaimed British artist, Frederic Leighton. It is called “a private palace of art.” Leighton applied his artistic imagination...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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davidmihail25
7 February 2018|
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Response from ChrisW821 | 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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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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