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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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What a glorious surprise!

Lovers of the Arts and Crafts Movement will adore this house/museum, which is truly a surprise... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
mse1125
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Los Angeles
Authentic English Home

Leighton House is a well preserved family home of the late artist Frederic Leighton. You don't have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
2morrows
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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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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 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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12 Holland Park Road | Kensington, London W14 8LZ, England
Kensington and Hyde Park
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+44 20 7602 3316
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovers of the Arts and Crafts Movement will adore this house/museum, which is truly a surprise inside of its austere outside!...Set in a lovely residential neighborhood, it is the quintessential tiny museum you will love.

Thank mse1125
Reviewed 1 week ago

Leighton House is a well preserved family home of the late artist Frederic Leighton. You don't have to be familiar with his work to enjoy it. It is also down the street from 18 Stafford Terrace The Sambourne Home which could be combined in your...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Frederic, Lord Leighton, President of the Royal Academy, was a top Victorian painter and at the pinnacle of Victorian society. He had this house and studio built for living, entertaining, working and displaying his art collection. It centers around the magnificent Arab Hall, his particular...More

Thank mrsagf
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating and not too big! The artwork, furniture and the tiled hall are all exquisite and give a fascinating insight into the lives of Leighton and other artists of the period.

Thank CosiNorfolk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Leighton House Museum and Art Gallery, is at the edge of Holland Park. The walk from the Park takes you past an area known as Paradise Road, where a number of Victorian Artists created their own studio homes. The name I recognised was Holman-Hunt. But...More

Thank Ajayloulou
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Arab Hall is amazing and a must see. We went on Sunday for the 3pm tour - I highly recommend this as it is a way of adding context to the house. Otherwise it would be a very short visit (we stayed 1.5 hours.)...More

Thank bittersweet16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A bit off the beaten path . I personally love this whole movement . Seeing his home is just breathtaking. Unfortunately no photos are allowed . If you like the pre raphaelite movement this is for you

Thank zuni P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

TripAdvisor doesn't give me an option to tick family trip dad and grown up daughter but hey, we're friends too so I've put that! OK .. Leighton House .. an absolute wow factor, Victorian architecture at its finest with the most stunning interior. Friendly staff...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small museum ,not a whole day visit here. But what fabulous items and colours the mosaics are breathtaking and the gentle water fountains give an air of calm . The mix of original objects and contemporary reproductions is a joy with the opportunity for...More

Thank Jane T
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Leighton House Museum is worth visiting (warning - entrance fee) for three reasons: the intricate mosaics and walls lined with beautiful Islamic tiles, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood paintings and to get a sense of what it was like to be a very successful self-made Victorian painter...More

Thank Colin E
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Carolyn M
How much is entry
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
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RegGiovanna
How long roughly to see the House and the Pre R. exhibition. I'm disabled not in a wheel chair but would need to sit at times. Thank you.
19 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.
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Linda T
We have never been to London, and will be there only a short time. Is this Museum far from the Tate Britain and the Albert & Victoria Museums? Please forgive any incorrectness in the names -- I am going from memory. We are stopping in London primarily to see the pre-Raphaelite art. Thank you in advance!
17 January 2016|
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Response from Kule Dude | Reviewed this property |
The major art galleries may be a better option if you have limited time available. E travelled by tube rather than bus and it was a good 15/20 minutes walk from the nearest tube. Have you considered Birmingham City Art... More
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