Tucked away behind Kensington High Street is this amazing house created by Sir Frederic Leighton. What a remarkable man he must have been to have had the imagination to have put everything together. As you go in the deep rich blue of the tiles in the Arab Hall is quite breathtaking. A fascinating item in the drawing room is the fact that the fireplace is directly under the window with seemingly no chimney breast, but the flue to take the smoke out is located behind the wall to the left, this was done so as not to spoil the view of the garden! How many builders today would be capable to doing that?! Also amongst the art work there is a lovely painting by Millais and another portrait by Tintoretto. Really worth visiting but note it is closed on Tuesdays.
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