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“Well worth a visit.”

18 Stafford Terrace - The Sambourne Family Home
Ranked #352 of 1,631 things to do in London
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“Well worth a visit.”
Reviewed 22 September 2013

Never been here before and it was just word of mouth I heard about this place,but what a place it is,well worth a visit. Great location. Staff friendly and helpful. The tour was fanatic and well worth every penny. This is one of those places you've got to visit while in and around London - you won't be disappointed with the visit.

Visited August 2013
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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“Little Gem”
Reviewed 20 September 2013

One of those hidden little gems that makes London so special. Delightful tour by the knowledgeable guide bringing alive the home of the Sambourne family, and highlighting the crossover of artist to photographer and back. For those interested in heritage, art, Punch cartoons and photography, and the place where the Victorian Society was founded, it is a must. Enjoy your visit

Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“A delightful tour”
Reviewed 2 August 2013

I enjoyed this visit, We went down the steps outside to the basement (the former kitchen) to begin the tour and we were taken round with a guide. The house was very interesting and well furnished. But I will say that there were a lot of narrow stairs to climb.

Visited October 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic tour!”
Reviewed 26 May 2013

Excellent experience of a tour to 19th century! It's amazing how good the house is kept through all these years!
We went for a guided costume tour by the house's cook. Actress playing her part was great! Very funny, with very good knowledge and making the story very interesting. She was playing her part so well it was actually very hard to imagine she is actually a women from modern days!
Definitely worth visiting, i will recommend to all friends!

Visited May 2013
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“Eye-opening Experience”
Reviewed 27 February 2013

18 Stafford Terrace has been preserved by a sequence of amazing strokes of luck very much as it was in the late 19th century. Below stairs has been gutted but the family rooms are almost unaltered and give an uncanny feeling of Victorian life.

Entry is as a member of a tour only and these are held from mid-September to mid-June on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. I took a "conventional" tour which was led by an extraordinarily well-informed lady - she did not fail to answer so much as one question concerning the house and its contents, the family and the general history of the time. Other tours are led by actors impersonating members of the household which is doubtless fun but I wonder whether would be as informative.

Tip: if you go to the equally fascinating but very different Leighton House first you will receive a card for a £1 discount on the entry fee at 18 Stafford Terrace.

Visited February 2013
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