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Leighton House Museum and Art Gallery

#119 of 1,529 things to do in London
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Neighbourhood: Kensington and Hyde Park
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Address: 12 Holland Park Road | Kensington, London W14 8LZ, England
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 17:30
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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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This house museum is unique, something different than anything else. It's a mix of Arabic, Venetian and other cultures that mix in a balanced way and create something amazing... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This house museum is unique, something different than anything else. It's a mix of Arabic, Venetian and other cultures that mix in a balanced way and create something amazing. There is a tour on Wednesday and Sunday afternoon, which I enjoyed greatly. The exhibition of Flaming June made everything even more enjoyable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Special exhibition of Flaming June painting, very well presented and explained, but not for long. The venue was purpose built in late Victorian time and shows one mans idea of combining living and work/

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Leighton House is an exotic must-see for anyone interested in late Victorian art, or the influence of the middle east on Victorian sensibilities. Breath-takingly beautiful, and excellently curated. Added to this, the current exhibition of "Flaming June" and other paintings prepared by Lord Leighton for the 1895 Royal Academy show is simply stunning.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a museum that's definitely off the beaten path and probably not for everyone. It's the house of Frederic Leighton and not a truly large house at that. However, the man had an eye for design and so the place is gorgeous and filled with all sorts of interesting artworks. I happened to be lucky enough to go when... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted to steer away from some of the overly touristy attractions in London and found this museum after a fair bit of research. I even dragged my friend who's lived in London for 2 years with me since she's never heard of the place. We went by foot which seemed to take a while (mainly because we didn't know... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The interior is cute, but nothing particularly exciting. If you enjoy Leighton as a painter, then sure, but otherwise it is a small house made up of only a few rooms, not worth the price of admission or time spent when there are many better quality historic houses available for free around London. Also, they do not allow photography, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you enjoy the art of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, then this house, the home and studio of Frederic, Lord Leighton is a must to visit. This house is tucked away just behind Kensington High Street is managed by the local authority. Don't forget to take membership cards like National Trust to get discounts on entry. On the ground floor there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was sitting in the Kyoto garden and looked on trip advisor for ' things locally' - pootled down to Leighton house on the off chance. I'm not really arty , so not so interested in his works, but I LOVED the Arabian hall and stairwell. Was well worth the £6 national trust half price discount. Wouldn't have been value at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

This is the house and studio of Victorian artist Sir Frederick Leighton. Perfectly preserved and a joy to look around. An oasis just a short stroll from the busy Kensington High Street! take a look at the new Design Museum afterwards just near by. Well worth a visit too!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

A 5 minute walk down Kensington High Street is this amazing home of Lord Leighton, who used it manly as a gallery to show off his own art and that he had collected on his travels. The Arab hall is just amazing and worth going for alone. I attended an hours tour of the building which was interesting and gave... More 

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