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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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Stunning Arab Hall - well worth visiting

I have wanted to visit Leighton House for a number of years and finally managed to get there on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
flutefairy
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Brentwood, Essex
An art gallery, not a museum

We went to the Leighton House Museum and Art Gallery to get ideas about Aesthetic Movement... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Vivienne R
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London, United Kingdom
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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
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12 Holland Park Road | Kensington, London W14 8LZ, England
Kensington and Hyde Park
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have wanted to visit Leighton House for a number of years and finally managed to get there on 11th March. It was well worth waiting for, I had a thoroughly enjoyable and interesting visit. This is the former home of the artist Frederic Lord...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the Leighton House Museum and Art Gallery to get ideas about Aesthetic Movement interiors for the renovation of our house. The museum is primarily run as an art gallery and the lighting/decoration reflects that. The Narcissus Hall is stunning, but the other...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Leighton House was the home of the 19th century artist and president of RA, Lord Leighton. This rather eccentric house was built according to his taste. When I read about his tile collection I knew that this was somewhere I wanted to visit. The entrance...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit on a cold and miserable wet day. The entrance hall is absolutely amazing and so full of colour and light with a small fountain tinkling, it just takes your breath away. Definitely one man’s dream made into reality! Everything about...More

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

My wife actually got bored with me endlessly admiring the tiles and their vibrant colours, but they are lovely. The house itself is tucked away behind Kensington High Street. I had passed close by numerous times until encouraged to visit by a friend. Anyone interested...More

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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

Lord Leighton built this house to joint design with his architect to maximise wall space to hang his vast collection of art No chimney breasts above fireplaces, fireplaces under the window, where does the smoke go? Only one bedroom in such a big house Built...More

Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

What an interesting place to visit. The house, its decor and art are very beautiful. A good place to visit on a rainy day. I would imagine that the garden must be a lovely spot to eat lunch on a sunny day

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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful house. Very exotic and opulent. However, more effort could have been taken to explain the social history behind the house and the man. We gained admission through a national membership but adult admission is 9 pound. 4 rooms downstairs and 2...More

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Reviewed 20 December 2017

We spent several very enjoyable hours walking around Leighton House. It was the home / studio built to the exact requirements of Lord Leighton. it can only be considered as a master piece of arts and craft architecture. to complement the House there a fine...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

Leighton House was a most appropriate setting for Lawrence Alma- Tadema's exhibition, as both Victorian artists knew one another and Lawrence had visited here too. As National Trust members our admission was discounted by 50% which was an excellent saving, and we felt the audio...More

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Response from Chris W | 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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