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18 Stafford Terrace - The Sambourne Family Home

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Very good tour

I had not heard of this house before, but a friend recommended the tour, which has to be prebooked... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Scarborough, United Kingdom
via mobile
Terrices Stafford clothing

Excellent visit exceptional customer service had small issue with a slight fabric on a men's jumper... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2019
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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“victorian era”(16 reviews)
“costumed tour”(16 reviews)
“short film”(7 reviews)
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18 Stafford Terrace, London W8 7BH, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I had not heard of this house before, but a friend recommended the tour, which has to be prebooked. I also had not realised the link with the late Lord Snowdon. The tour started with a short but very informative film. We then visited all...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 15 February 2019 via mobile

Excellent visit exceptional customer service had small issue with a slight fabric on a men's jumper staff very professional and gave me a credit note for item no hazzle straight forward no loops to jump very comfortable place to visit with exceptional clothing to choose...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 10 February 2019 via mobile

The house is largely kept as it was in the Victorian era and portrays a successful middle class family. Linley Sambourne, the husband, became the chief illustrator for Punch Magazine and therefore was always under a time constraint to reproduce topical drawings for the deadline....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank FerringFerret
Reviewed 8 February 2019

We waited until 2pm when we knew that the house would be opened to the pubic ( The morning tour has to be booked) We took a little time to find the entrance which is through a basement door. We viewed a short film about...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Taxidevil
Reviewed 11 January 2019

My fourth visit but then, I do live around the corner. Lucky me! The Linley Sambourne House is a true, hidden gem in London. This place is astonishing! There are huge numbers of grand, aristocratic pads in England (all are well worth a visit). However,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 30 December 2018

The staff were very welcoming and helpful. I went on the costume tour, guided by Mrs Saunders, the cook. It was informative and enjoyable. Although a relatively small town house, it is crammed with art and artifacts. I was torn between listening to the talk...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

If you ever wondered what a London Victorian house was like then visit here. I recommend a costume tour as it really sets the scene. It really is a lovely house, we were also lucky the sun was shining so the stained glass windows were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CarmenB281
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

We visited this site by chance and were really pleased we did. From being greeted at the front door by the maid we were immediately transported back to Victorian times. The lady playing the role was superb. She was completely right for the part and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Holidayplanner51
Reviewed 23 June 2018

This is the Victorian era home of the Sambourne family who lived here for 36 years. After a short movie, our guide took us through the various rooms as we learned about the history of the family, the furnishings, wallpaper and various decorative elements. I...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank TravelFan48105
Reviewed 16 June 2018

The house is beautiful. If you are interested in the Victorian era, you can't miss it. The actor giving the tour was really good. It really felt like travelling back in time. I highly recommend it.

Date of experience: June 2018
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2 February 2018|
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Response from FelixStowe10 | Reviewed this property |
It might also be useful to know that they put a notice outside on the railings when it is actually open. Otherwise you might wonder if you have the right time or day...
Sheila C
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Response from lovegeog | Reviewed this property |
I'm fairly sure that I carried my handbag round the house with me. I think they really mean things like rucksacks. The area is very secure as the public have to be admitted / access is controlled - they cannot just wander... More