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Leighton House Museum, London | Tourist Information

12 Holland Park Road
London, United Kingdom W14 8NA

020 7602 3316

The Leighton House Museum is a museum in the Holland Park district of Kensington and Chelsea in London. The former home of the painter Frederic, Lord Leighton, it has been open to the public since 1929.The houseBuilt for Leighton by the architect and designer George Aitchison, it is a Grade II* listed building. It is noted for its elaborate Orientalist and aesthetic interiors. It is open to the public daily except Tuesdays, and is a companion museum to 18 Stafford Terrace, another Victorian artist's home in Kensington.The first part of the house (2 Holland Park Road, later renumbered as 12) was designed in 1864 by the architect George Aitchison, although Leighton was not granted a lease on the land until April 1866. Building commenced shortly afterwards, and the house, which cost £4500, was ready for occupation by the end of the year. The building is of red Suffolk bricks with Caen Stone dressings in a restrained classical style.The architect extended the building over 30 years; the first phase was only three windows wide. The main room was the first floor studio, facing north, originally 45 by 25 feet, with a large central window to provide plenty of light for painting. There was also a gallery at the east end, and a separate staircase for use by models. The house was extended to the east in 1869–70. Additionally, a major extension was made in 1877–79: the two-storey "Arab Hall," built to house Leighton's collection of tiles collected during visits to the Middle East.

Historical Place Near Leighton House Museum

The Boltons
Distance: 1.0 mi Tourist Information
9 S Bolton Gardens
London, SW10 9

020 7341 2600

The Boltons is a street located in the Brompton district of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London, England (postcode SW10). The street is divided into two crescents to the west and east with large expensive houses and communal gardens in the centre.To the northwest via Boltons Place is Old Brompton Road and to the southeast via Gilston Road is Fulham Road. To the west are Redcliffe Square and Redcliffe Gardens.St Mary the Boltons church is located here.American actor Douglas Fairbanks Jr lived at number 28 The Boltons in the 1950s. Novelist and former politician Jeffrey Archer lived at number 24a in the mid 1970s.For some 15 years after WWII, "going to the Boltons" meant to Chelsea dwellers going to school. Indeed, on either side of Boltons Place were two educational establishments, Virgo fidelis, RC Junior Girls School and the state primary Bousfield School, which survives still. 29 The Boltons, on the junction of Tregunter and Gilston Roads, housed the infants' reception and two primary classes with a garden play area, as part of the nearby Lycée Français de Londres. Once the main school in South Kensington had sufficiently expanded in the late 1950s, the classes were moved there. The French Lycée was later renamed Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle.

Police Telephone Box
Distance: 0.6 mi Tourist Information
Earl’s Court Rd, London, Greater London SW5 9RB, United Kingdom
London, SW5 9

07700 900461

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Freddy Mercury House
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Garden Lodge, 1 Logan Place
London, W8 6

Blythe House
Distance: 0.5 mi Tourist Information
23 Blythe Road London W14 0QX
London, W14 0


Blythe House is a listed building located at 23 Blythe Road, West Kensington, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, UK. Originally built as the headquarters of the Post Office Savings Bank, it is now used as a store and archive by the Victoria and Albert, Science and British Museums.

Buckingham Palace
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Leighton House
Distance: 0.1 mi Tourist Information
12 Holland Park Road
London, W14 8


Leighton House Museum
Distance: 0.0 mi Tourist Information
12 Holland Park Road
London, W14 8LZ

+44 (0) 20 7602 3316

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, containing a fascinating collection of paintings and sculpture by Leighton and his contemporaries.

Little Holland House
Distance: 0.1 mi Tourist Information
40 Beeches Ave
London, SM5 3

020 8770 4781

Little Holland House was the dower house of Holland House in Kensington, England. It was at one point occupied by Charles Richard Fox and his wife, Lady Mary Fox, daughter of King William IV. Henry Thoby Prinsep, a director of East India Company family, gained a 21-year lease on it from Henry Fox, 4th Baron Holland thanks to the painter George Frederic Watts, a friend of both the Hollands and the Prinseps. Watts, the Prinseps and Henry's sisters-in-law such as Julia Margaret Cameron lived, worked and entertained here for 21 years, making it the centre of their salon.When the lease expired in 1871, the Prinseps moved out and the Hollands demolished the building. Thobey Prinsep then leased a large plot of land on Melbury Road (abutting the estate of Lord Leighton) from the Earl of Ilchester, part of which he gave to Watts. On his plot, Watts had Frederick Cockerell build New Little Holland House, in which he lived from 1876 until his death in 1904. The house was later demolished in 1964 after attempts by the London County Council (LCC) to place a building preservation order fell through. In its place an Austin Blomfield block of flats, named Kingfisher House, was erected and continues to occupy the site.

The Tower House
Distance: 0.1 mi Tourist Information
29 Melbury Road
London, E1 1

The Tower House, 29 Melbury Road, is a late-Victorian townhouse in the Holland Park district of Kensington and Chelsea, London, built by the architect and designer William Burges as his home. Designed between 1875 and 1881, in the French Gothic Revival style, it was described by the architectural historian J. Mordaunt Crook as "the most complete example of a medieval secular interior produced by the Gothic Revival, and the last". The house is built of red brick, with Bath stone dressings and green roof slates from Cumbria, and has a distinctive cylindrical tower and conical roof. The ground floor contains a drawing room, a dining room and a library, while the first floor has two bedrooms and an armoury. Its exterior and the interior echo elements of Burges's earlier work, particularly the McConnochie House in Cardiff and Castell Coch. It was designated a Grade I listed building in 1949.Burges bought the lease on the plot of land in 1875. The house was built by the Ashby Brothers, with interior decoration by members of Burges's long-standing team of craftsmen including Thomas Nicholls and Henry Stacy Marks. By 1878 the house was largely complete, although interior decoration and the designing of numerous items of furniture and metalwork continued until Burges's death in 1881. The house was inherited by his brother-in-law, Richard Popplewell Pullan. It was later sold to Colonel T. H. Minshall and then, in 1933, to Colonel E. R. B. Graham. The poet John Betjeman inherited the remaining lease in 1962 but did not extend it. Following a period when the house stood empty and suffered vandalism, it was purchased and restored, first by Lady Jane Turnbull, later by the actor Richard Harris and then by the musician Jimmy Page.

18 Stafford Terrace
Distance: 0.3 mi Tourist Information
18 Stafford Terrace
London, W8 7

020 7602 3316

18 Stafford Terrace, formerly known as Linley Sambourne House, was the home of the Punch illustrator Edward Linley Sambourne (1844–1910) in Kensington, London. The house is currently open to the public as a museum.18 Stafford Terrace was an almost new townhouse when the Sambournes moved in, in 1875. It was Linley Sambourne who set about re-decorating the house in the Aesthetic style. Today the house is a fine example of middle-class Aestheticism; its influences can still be seen permeating throughout the house, from decorative Sunflower motifs in the stained glass windows to the fine selection of William Morris wallpapers that hang within the rooms through to the displayed collection of blue-and-white Chinese import porcelain.LegacyLinley Sambourne died in 1910 but it wasn't until his wife Marion's death four years later that the house passed to their bachelor son Roy. Roy kept the house's interior largely unchanged until his own death in 1946. The house then passed to Roy's sister Maud Messel. Maud already had a large London residence therefore 18 Stafford remained mostly unoccupied and unchanged. In the years leading up to Maud's death in 1960, the house had become increasingly fascinating to her daughter Anne, Countess of Rosse. This fascination led to Anne proposing the foundation of The Victorian Society in 1957, and in turn the continued preservation of the house largely as it had been lived in by Linley.Lady Rosse negotiated the sale of the house to the Greater London Council and the lease to the Victorian Society in 1980; the house was then opened to the public as a museum which included the furniture, art, and decorative schemes retained from its original inhabitants, Linley Sambourne and his household. Following the demise of the Greater London Council the ownership of the house transferred to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in 1989. The Royal Borough continued to work with the Victorian Society until 2000, when the lease to the Victorian Society wasn't renewed.

Buckingham Palace
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
London SW1A 1AA

Kensington Palace
Distance: 0.8 mi Tourist Information
Kensington Gardens
London, W8 4PX

020 3166 6000

The feminine influence of generations of royal women has shaped this stylish palace and elegant gardens. The birthplace and childhood home of Queen Victoria, the palace first became a royal residence for William and Mary in 1689. Mary felt ‘shut in’ at Whitehall and much preferred her new Kensington home, which was enlarged by Sir Christopher Wren. The famous Orangery, was built in 1704 by Queen Anne, and George II’s wife, Queen Caroline, another keen gardener, added further improvements. Today, the palace houses a stunning permanent display of fashionable and formal dresses, the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection, which includes Queen Victoria’s wedding dress and dresses worn by Diana, Princess of Wales.

Kensington Gardens
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1-8 Kensington Gardens Square
London, W2 4BH


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87 Notting Hill Gate
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020 7993 9096

St Peter's, Notting Hill
Distance: 1.0 mi Tourist Information
Kensington Park Road
London, W11 2

020 7792 8227

St Peter's Notting Hill is a Victorian Anglican church in Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill, London. Designed in the classical style by architect Thomas Allom, work was begun in 1855 and completed in 1857.HistoryUntil the mid nineteenth century Notting Hill was a largely rural neighbourhood at the edge of the western suburbs of London. Development in the area began during the 1840s on the Ladbroke Estate where St John's Notting Hill was completed in 1845. It soon became clear that another church was needed, and the site for St Peter's was donated by the trader and philanthropist Charles Henry Blake (1794–1872). Blake had made his fortune in India trading in indigo, and went on to make an even greater fortune as landowner, financier, builder and speculator in Notting Hill. In 1845 Blake had made a significant financial contribution to the construction of neighbouring St John's.St Peter’s was designed by Allom as a part of his overall plan for Kensington Park Gardens and the neighbouring streets of Stanley Crescent and Stanley Gardens, which were developed by Blake.Work on St Peter’s was begun in November 1855. The completed church was consecrated on 7 January 1857 by the then Bishop of London, Archibald Campbell Tait. St Peter's was designed to accommodate a congregation of 1,400. It is thought to be the last 19th century Anglican church to be built in London in the classical style.

Museum/Art Gallery Near Leighton House Museum

John Bly Antiques
Distance: 1.5 mi Tourist Information
533 Kings Road, Fl 1st
London, United Kingdom SW10 0TZ


Studio 141
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Talgarth Rd
London, United Kingdom W14 9DA


French art studio
Distance: 0.8 mi Tourist Information
58 Gloucester Road
London, United Kingdom SW7 4QT

020 7584 1821

>french art studio is a London-based art gallery specialised in French contemporary art. The gallery creates a fruitful link between France and the UK by helping talented French artists to gain the international recognition they deserve and by proposing unseen artworks to UK art amateurs - without the hassle of finding them abroad. Our exhibition space is located at the heart of Kensington near Hyde Park, 58 Gloucester Road, London SW7. See you soon!

Leighton House Museum
Distance: 0.0 mi Tourist Information
12 Holland Park Road
London, United Kingdom W14 8LZ

+44 (0) 20 7602 3316

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, containing a fascinating collection of paintings and sculpture by Leighton and his contemporaries.

Debut Contemporary
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
82 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill
London, United Kingdom W2 5RT

+44 020 7221 1651

Be a part of the evolution. Artists can apply through the DEBUT Contemporary website to showcase their work and launch their careers. Collectors, art professionals and businesses can support DEBUT Artists by getting involved. Artists have historically found it difficult to access gallery space and professional industry help to assist in pushing their careers in the right direction. lack of professional development in the industry has had a devastating affect in the respect of the loss of creative talent for decades now. DEBUT contemporary's key role is to change that as well as give the rising talent a chance to shine and get a necessary exposure within the right networks. using this flexible platform designed to pass on the industry knowledge with the aim to increase a success rate of artists staying in business. it will also teach all participating artists how to look at their practice as business. enabling then not only to live off their work and make some serious financial gains in the process. We believe it is more important than ever that these creatives are promoted and nurtured and debut contemporary offers a sustainable solution to this problem. we will enable emerging, talented artists to showcase their art in a prime location and with a full service offering that removes all the difficulties of setting-up and running an art business. our simple and affordable "all-inclusive licence fee" allows talented artists to take their first step into the professional art environment without long-term commitments; artists maintain complete control over their creative licences, pricing (with our professional assistance) and profits. DEBUT contemporary not only offers emerging artists an affordable opportunity to succeed in their creative careers, but also looks set to deliver a dynamic and stimulating gallery experience that has not previously been seen, in this particular format. a series of art performances in the gallery window will entice a wider audience to be part of the art world. The DEBUT Contemporary licence fee will entail exhibition space, a 70% net profit from all sales facilitated by the gallery, be it for a piece of art or a commercial deal and most importantly guidance and mentoring by a team of industry professionals. Artists will be prepared with a business savvy mind whilst they maintain their artistic freedom and creative licence.

Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
Distance: 1.3 mi Tourist Information
111-117 Lancaster Road
London, United Kingdom W11 1QT

+44(0)20 7243 9611

Unwrap 200 years of consumer society at the Museum of Brands. Travel through the Museum’s time tunnel of 12,000 objects and unwrap 150 years of consumer society, decade by decade. From Cadbury’s to Coca-Cola, Monster Munch to Matey Bubble Bath, so many brand stories are here. Rediscover design classics, forgotten childhood toys and products long since consigned to history. The fascinating changes in style, design, fashion, entertainment, communications, travel, transport and behaviour can all be traced through our unique collection. Located just off the famous Portobello Road in London’s Notting Hill, the Museum is regularly described as one of London’s quirkiest Museums. Our award-winning gift shop sells brand-inspired items created from images in the Collection and the café offers light lunches, tea, coffee and refreshments.

The Muse at 269 - Gallery / Studio
Distance: 1.4 mi Tourist Information
269 Portobello Road
London, United Kingdom W11 1LR


The Muse gallery was established in 2003, in order to support emerging artists by combining creative and commercial elements under one roof. We inherited the building from the creators of 'Green & Blacks' to convert the town house into a mayhem of cultural, creative and commercial activities. We offer exhibition space for contemporary artists, whether established or emerging, accepted purely by merit of work. Throughout the year community arts projects, musicians, film makers and live performers are invited to submit proposals for workshops and events at No. 269, Portobello Road and collaborate with our modest team of artists to present to London. We also have a limited number of opportunities for gallery hire within our calendar.