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Leighton House Museum, London
(4.4/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
Located on the edge of Holland Park in Kensington, Leighton House Museum is the former home of the Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830-1896). 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. Until 29 March the Museum showcases A Victorian Obsession. The Pérez Simón Collection which presents over 52 pictures of leading Victorian artists rarely exhibited before.
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  • The House is small but very special. Especially the ground floor is very nice and the Arabic. The two things that made me lower my rating were the cost of admission, I think 12 £ per head is too much and the fact that photos are not allowed.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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 jus...  more »
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  • It's very expensive, but it's somewhere everyone should visit at least once, as there's really nothing else like it. It doesn't matter if you have no interest in Frederic Leighton, as what's interesting here isn't the paintings (the good ones are all already in galleries, so the paintings here tend to be his offcuts and doodles), but in seeing the house of someone with far more money than sense, in exactly the state he left it in so it feels like he's just popped out to the shops and will be back any minute. The temporary exhibitions they hold upstairs are usually superb, as because they have such a high reputation they can persuade other museums and private collectors to lend world-class items they'd normally never let out of their sight. Because it's so will hidden down a back street, if you go in the morning before the tour groups start you can quite often have the place to yourself.
  • Interesting house with a breathtaking Arabic-style dome. Interesting architecture with paintings all over the place. A museum/gallery combo!
  • What a find! This place is special and unique. I had never heard of Leighton before my visit, but he was clearly a talented and interesting character. The house and studio are stunning, a feast for the eyes. Highly recommend timing your visit for the 3pm wed or Sunday tours. Our guide had encyclopaedic knowledge and was very engaging. This place is right next to Holland Park, and the combination make a great afternoon out, off the beaten tourist trail.
  • Interesting and curious house, with differently decorated rooms of various cultures. Lord Leighton was well travelled and culturally diverse and the house is a good example of this. There are guided tours or audio guides is that's your thing or you can wander around as you wish. However, photography is prohibited, the tickets are a little expensive (£5) for the small size of the building and so little that is on display. It fills half an hour in your afternoon if you have visited Holland Park and would like to see something curious.
  • Gorgeous house and totally unique for its period with vibrant tile, and Arabic, Roman, and Egyptian influences. Full with beautiful painting and sculpture. The only disappointment was that the advertised Flaming June reproduction was not actually there.