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“Fascinating experience”

Leighton House Museum and Art Gallery
Ranked #189 of 1,815 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 9 November 2012 via mobile

Leighton House often hosts events and we visited during an exhibition of paintings by Winston Churchill and Hassan el Glaoui. The house is spectacular in its own right and I will revisit.

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Reviewed 25 October 2012

If you like house museums that tell the story of their owners and the time they lived, Leighton House is not to be missed. Beautiful furnishings and works of art. The Arab Hall with its exquisite tiles is amazing. His large studio lets you see where he painted. The garden is lovely as well. Try to find the artist in residence and see what s/he is working on.

1  Thank AIS45
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Reviewed 1 October 2012

What a house!
Leighton was obviously fond of a party and designed the house accordingly. Check out the website for full details.
NT members get 50% off, what is already a cheap deal.
Visit here before you check out his work in the V&A.

1  Thank iggi_1
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Reviewed 22 September 2012

Possibly a bit off the beaten track for many tourists, Leighton House Museum is well worth a visit. This beautifully preserved house, once the home of Frederick Lord Leighton , one of the most successful of Victorian artists is an absolute gem. Richly appointed and furnished, decorated with many works of art, including Leighton's own, it gives a fascinating insight into the world of the well-to-do Victorian gentleman. The whole house is wonderful but The Arab Hall is simply stunning.

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Reviewed 17 September 2012

The exquisitely tiled Arab Hall in Lord Leighton's house near High Street Kensington makes it well worth a visit. The rest of the house is airy and showcases Leighton's artworks like 'The death of Bruneschelli'. The large garden allows you to admire the house's quirkiness both from in front and behind.

Thank lonewolf44
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