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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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Dark and Disappointing

We visited Leighton House whilst the Alma Tadema exhibition was on. On arrival I was asked to carry... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Cambridge, United Kingdom
What a glorious surprise!

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

Reviewed 28 June 2017
Los Angeles
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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
+44 20 7602 3316
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

We visited Leighton House whilst the Alma Tadema exhibition was on. On arrival I was asked to carry my smallish backpack by the handle or leave it in the lobby underneath the coat rack. There was nowhere secure to leave it so I carried it....More

1  Thank Cap43
Ana G, Public Relations Manager at Leighton House Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello and thank you very much for making the time to share this review. We are sorry to hear you were disappointed about your recent visit and we would like to clarify some of the points you made in your review. We ask all our...More

Reviewed 28 June 2017

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.

1  Thank mse1125
Reviewed 23 June 2017

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

1  Thank 2morrows
Reviewed 19 June 2017

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 16 June 2017

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 5 June 2017

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 5 June 2017

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

1  Thank bittersweet16
Reviewed 3 June 2017 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

1  Thank zuni P
Reviewed 26 May 2017 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 26 May 2017

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
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Bella M
13 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
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.