Leighton House Museum

 
 
ADDRESS
12 Holland Park Road, Holland Park, London W14 8LZ 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Daily 10am-5.30pm; Closed Tuesdays
 
PRICES
Adult £7 | Concession £5
 

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Leighton House MuseumLeighton House is one of the most opulent museums in London, and its small scale makes it easy enough to explore thoroughly in an afternoon. Located on the edge of Holland Park, this opulent 19th-century home of Lord Leighton is decorated with domed ceilings, fountains, and plenty of marble. Golden mosaics, gilded walls, elaborate paintwork, domed ceilings, trickling fountains, cool marble and peacock blue tiles make Leighton House worth a visit. Built between 1864 and 1879 on the edge of Holland Park, the home of classical artist Lord Leighton also became home to his extensive collection of Victorian paintings, including works by his contemporaries John Everett Millais, Edward Burne-Jones and George Frederick Watts. On the first floor is Leighton's studio with its great north window, dome and apse. One of the most stunning features of the house is the Arab Hall which forms the centrepiece to the house. Tiled with over 1,000 vibrant, peacock blue tiles from Iran and Syria by the ceramic artist William De Morgan, these provide an opulent theme that is carried out throughout the house. A £1.6 million refurbishment and restoration programme was completed in 2010.

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A Victorian Obsession: The Perez Simon Collection At Leighton House MuseumA Victorian Obsession: The Perez Simon Collection At Leighton House MuseumAround 50 works by artists of the Victorian period including Rossetti, Millais, Strudwick and Poynter, all of which belong to the Mexican art collector, Juan Antonio Perez Simon. Among the collection will also be four works painted by Lord Leighton himself.14th November 2014Sunday 29th March 2015 Where:
Leighton House Museum, 12  Holland Park Road      W14 8LZ
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A Victorian Obsession: The Perez Simon Collection At Leighton House Museum
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
DATES  14th November 2014 to 29th March 2015
Around 50 works by artists of the Victorian period including Rossetti, Millais, Strudwick and Poynter, all of which belong to the Mexican art collector, Juan Antonio Perez Simon. Among the collection will also be four works painted by Lord Leighton himself.
 

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Hilton London Olympia Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £58  32% off
380 Kensington High Street, W14 | 4 minutes from Leighton House Museum
Though it is designed for visitors to the nearby Olympia Exhibition Centre, there are plenty of other reasons to stay at the Hilton Olympia, not least ... More
 
 
 
Simply Rooms & Suites Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £38  28% off
21 Avonmore Road, W14 | 6 minutes from Leighton House Museum
Simply Rooms & Suites is one of a range of new boutique hotels, located close to the Olympia Exhibition Centre. Affordable, high quality four-star hotel rooms ... More
 
 
 
Kensington West Hotel London
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £32  31% off
25 Matheson Road, W14 | 7 minutes from Leighton House Museum
This family friendly hotel in West Kensington is a good choice if you're travelling on a budget. Functional and affordable, all rooms come with en-suite facilities, ... More
 
 
 
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Alternative Museums nearest Leighton House Museum

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Shepherds Bush Library
London > Attractions > Museums
6 Wood Lane, W12 | 21 minutes from Leighton House Museum
In the shadow of the Westfield Shopping Centre, the £2 million Shepherds Bush Library easily competes with the sharp architectural lines and bright lights of the ... More
 
 
 
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Museum of Instruments
London > Attractions > Museums
Royal College of Music Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 22 minutes from Leighton House Museum
The RCM Museum of Instruments was started in 1894 with a donation from Sir George Donaldson. Today it features over six hundred instruments, some of which ... More
 
 
 
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Natural History Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 22 minutes from Leighton House Museum
The Natural History Museum is sure to impress even the most jaded of children. This ornate museum is home to more than 70 million specimens from ... More
 
 
 
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Holland Park
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Holland Park Avenue / Kensington High Street, Holland Park, London W8 | 3 minutes from Leighton House Museum
Small, pretty park in west London. Pretty, petit Holland Park is the ideal location for those wanting to escape the clamour of the city but who don’t ... More
 
 
 
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18 Stafford Terrace (Linley Sambourne House)
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Leighton House Museum
For a virtually untouched and immaculately preserved slice of Victorian living, visit this delightful building. One of the only genuine Victorian townhouses remaining and virtually unchanged ... More
 
 
 
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18 Stafford Terrace (Linley Sambourne House)
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Leighton House Museum
For a virtually untouched and immaculately preserved slice of Victorian living, visit Edward Linley Sambourne a delightful museum and one of the few genuine Victorian townhouses ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Leighton House Museum

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Deep Sea Mining 2014
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 15th, 16th and 17th September 2014 - 9am-5pm
Kensington Close Hotel, Wrights Lane, Kensington, London W8 | 9 minutes from Leighton House Museum
Debate upon the problems and discuss solutions to drive forward this burgeoning industry....More
 
 
 
Ongoing
Deep Sea Mining Summit
London > Events > Business Events  Dates: 15th, 16th and 17th September 2014 - 9am-5pm
Kensington Close Hotel, Wrights Lane, Kensington, London W8 | 9 minutes from Leighton House Museum
The Deep Sea Mining Summit 2014 will bring leading experts from throughout the value chain to debate upon the problems and discuss solutions to drive forward ...More
 
 
 
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Military Airlift 2014
London > Events > Business Events  Dates: 16th, 17th and 18th September 2014 - 8am-5pm
Kensington Close Hotel, Wrights Lane, Kensington, London W8 | 9 minutes from Leighton House Museum
Introducing the leading Military Airlift conference of 2014 enabling cost-effective solutions to meet the rising demand for airlift and air-to-air refuelling....More
 
 
 
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The Coronet
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
103 Notting Hill Gate, Kensington, London W11 | 14 minutes from Leighton House Museum
Originally built in 1898 as a theatre, Notting Hill's Coronet is now the place to go for a good, old-fashioned cinema experience. The dcor harks back ... More
 
 
 
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The Print Room
London > Entertainment > Theatres
The Coronet, 103 Notting Hill Gate, Bayswater, London W11 | 14 minutes from Leighton House Museum
A non-for-profit venue with a performance space especially popular for experimental dance, theatre and music, The Print Room was established by Anda Winters and Lucy Bailey ... More
 
 
 
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Laugh
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Ginglik, Club on the Green, 1 Shepherds Bush Green, W12 | 15 minutes from Leighton House Museum
A cosy DJ bar that comes alive on Tuesday nights, with the cream of the comedy circuit. Toilet humour has never been so good as in ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Leighton House Museum

The best shops and markets near Leighton House Museum
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Roberson Wine
London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
348 Kensington High Street, Holland Park, London W14 | 2 minutes from Leighton House Museum
Family owned independent wine merchant. Roberson's stock the largest selection of wine by the bottle in London, largely French classics... More
 
 
 
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Children's Book Centre
London > Shopping > Books
237 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 5 minutes from Leighton House Museum
This is a bookshop and a whole lot more, with everything on offer from padded books for tots, through wonderful picture books and on to first ... More
 
 
 
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Non-Stop Party Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
214 Kensington High Street, Holland Park, London W8 | 6 minutes from Leighton House Museum
This is a one-stop non-stop shop for all your party needs. From decorations - streamers, banners, pinata and confetti - to luminous novelties and dressing-up ... More
 
 
 
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Reza Patisserie
London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
345 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Leighton House Museum
If you want to eat Iranian this is the place to stop. The patisserie has a fabulous array of unusual biscuits and cakes and the delicatessen ... More
 
 
 
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Memories of China
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
353 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Leighton House Museum
Located in up-market Kensington, Memories of China is the sister restaurant to Ken Lo's restaurant of the same name in Belgravia. The tasteful interior with fresh ... More
 
 
 
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Belvedere
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
Off Abbotsbury Road, Holland Park, Holland Park, London W8 | 3 minutes from Leighton House Museum
The Belvedere is the most sophisticated of West London's celebrity hangouts. Set inside a beautiful building in the heart of Holland Park, it is the perfect ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Leighton House Museum

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The London School of Painting and Drawing
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 11 minutes from Leighton House Museum
Evening and weekend classes in life drawing and painting, taught by tutors from the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Society of British Sculptors. ... More
 
 
 
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London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
155 Talgarth Road, Hammersmith, London W14 | 14 minutes from Leighton House Museum
LAMDA is among the most famous and prestigious acting schools in the world. It is very hard to be selected for a course here, but almost ... More
 
 
 
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King Street College
London > Education > English Language Courses
47 Shepherd's Bush Green, W12 | 17 minutes from Leighton House Museum
This school teaches about 800 students from 40 different countries, offering general and exam focused English language courses for adults. Students prepare for the Cambridge exams and ... More
 
 
 
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Holland Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Ilchester Place, Holland Park, London W8 | 3 minutes from Leighton House Museum
Pretty, petit Holland Park is the ideal location for those wanting to escape the clamour of the city but who don't want to travel too far ... More
 
 
 
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The Roof Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 10 minutes from Leighton House Museum
Although a restaurant, clubbing and event venue, the extraordinary Kensington Roof Gardens are still accessible to the general public during the day if there are no ... More
 
 
 
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K Spa at K West Hotel
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
K West Hotel & Spa, Richmond Way, W14 | 12 minutes from Leighton House Museum
Book in for some freeze-thaw action at the K Spa at the K West Hotel, an oasis of calm in a stylishly modernised former ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London Leighton House Museum.
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The Scarsdale
London > Nightlife > Pubs
23A Edwards Square, Kensington, London W8 | 4 minutes from Leighton House Museum
If pubs were judged by their location and setting, The Scardale Tavern in Kensington would top many lists for this really is quaint London at its ... More
 
 
 
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The Abingdon
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
54 Abingdon Road, Kensington, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Leighton House Museum
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Cumberland Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
29 North End Road, Hammersmith, London W14 | 8 minutes from Leighton House Museum
An excellent gastropub, with a menu of truly delightful English and Mediterranean dishes. The Cumberland is the only decent pub within a mile radius, a friendly ... More
 
 
 
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Piano
London > Nightlife > Bars
106 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 10 minutes from Leighton House Museum
If you ask your friends about this place, not many will know. It's not wildly off the beaten track either, situated directly opposite High Street Ken ... More
 
 
 
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Babylon at the Roof Gardens
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 10 minutes from Leighton House Museum
Richard Branson's rooftop restaurant-come-nightclub at Kensington Roof Gardens is a favourite with the glam girls of Kensington, who can be seen at all hours sipping cocktails ... More
 
 
 
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Ping
London > Nightlife > Bars
180-184 Earl's Court Road, SW5 | 10 minutes from Leighton House Museum
We can't help but feel that Boris Johnson would approve of Ping, a cavernous venue which serves cocktails, pizzas and ping pong (or whiff whaff if ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Leighton House Museum

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Leighton House Museum.
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Debenham House
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 Addison Road, Holland Park, Holland Park, London W14 | 6 minutes from Leighton House Museum
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Olympia London
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 | 6 minutes from Leighton House Museum
Times have changed since the Olympia first flung open its doors to the public on Boxing Day 1886 for the Hippodrome Circus, with the promise of ... More
 
 
 
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Kensington Conference and Events Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 | 9 minutes from Leighton House Museum
Handily located just off High Street Kensington (between Holland Park and Kensington Gardens), the Kensington Conference and Events Centre can accommodate up to 1,470 people and ... More
 
 
 
 

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Military Airlift 2014
Business Events | Until 18th September 2014 

Kensington Close Hotel 9 minutes walk from Leighton House Museum

Introducing the leading Military Airlift conference of 2014 enabling cost-effective solutions to meet the rising demand for airlift and air-to-air ...More

Glorious Georges
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2014 

Kensington Palace State Apartments 15 minutes walk from Leighton House Museum

At Kensington Palace State Apartments a special display will take place to mark the 300th anniversary of the Georgian dynasty. ...More

Fashion Rules
Exhibitions | Until 4th July 2015 

Kensington Palace State Apartments 15 minutes walk from Leighton House Museum

Take a nostalgic look back at recent decades of royal dress through the wardrobes of three members of the British ...More

Bach Yo Baby presents: Family Concert In Notting Hill
Concerts | On 16th September 2014 

St John's Church Notting Hill 17 minutes walk from Leighton House Museum

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ELM Academy
Exhibitions | Until 25th November 2014 

St John's Church Notting Hill 17 minutes walk from Leighton House Museum

A unique start to music....More

Book Break
Exhibitions | Until 25th November 2014 

Brompton Library 17 minutes walk from Leighton House Museum

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Metamorphosis
Theatre | Until 28th September 2014 

Barons Court Theatre 18 minutes walk from Leighton House Museum

Set in a Yoruba village, young Abeni wakes up to find she has changed into a locust. The story is ...More

The Flouers O'Edinburgh
Theatre | Until 27th September 2014 

Finborough Theatre 20 minutes walk from Leighton House Museum

Robert McLellan's sparkling period satire on the aftermath of the 1707 Acts of Union, the Scottish Enlightenment and the battle ...More

Albion
Theatre | Until 25th October 2014 

Bush Theatre 20 minutes walk from Leighton House Museum

Steve John Shepherd (who played the morally corrupt Michael Moon in EastEnders), plays Paul and Natalie Casey (Two Pints of ...More

Kate Bush
Concerts | Until 1st October 2014 

Hammersmith Apollo 21 minutes walk from Leighton House Museum

For the first time since 1979, the reclusive and ethereal singer-songwriter performs live, headlining a 22-date theatrical residency entitled Before ...More

 
 
 
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