Leighton House Museum  

 
 
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12 Holland Park Road, Holland Park, London W14 8LZ
 
 
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Daily 10am-5.30pm, Fri until 10pm. Closed Tuesdays
 
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Adult £5 | Concession £3
 

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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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Pre-Raphaelites On Paper. Victorian Drawings From The Lanigan CollectionPre-Raphaelites On Paper. Victorian Drawings From The Lanigan CollectionA collection of over 100 drawings and sketches from the 60 most prominent Pre-Raphaelite artists and their contemporaries, including John Everett Millais and William Holman Hunt, will offer insight into the work of the time.2016-05-28T10:00:00+01002016-05-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Leighton House Museum, 12  Holland Park Road      W14 8LZ
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Pre-Raphaelites On Paper. Victorian Drawings From The Lanigan Collection
Seven Halts On The Somme. Hughie O'Donoghue RASeven Halts On The Somme. Hughie O'Donoghue RATo mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, the artist showcases work about British soldiers at war between July and November 1916.2016-06-30T10:00:00+01002016-10-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Leighton House Museum, 12  Holland Park Road      W14 8LZ
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Seven Halts On The Somme. Hughie O'Donoghue RA
Artist Talk With Hughie O'Donoghue: Seven Halts On The SommeArtist Talk With Hughie O'Donoghue: Seven Halts On The SommeMeet the artist on a special tour of this exhibition, which focuses on solders' stopping points along the Somme.2016-07-02T12:30:00+01002016-07-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Leighton House Museum, 12  Holland Park Road      W14 8LZ
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Artist Talk With Hughie O'Donoghue: Seven Halts On The Somme
 

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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £61  41% 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
 
 
 
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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
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Maggie & Rose
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
58 Pembroke Road, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Leighton House Museum
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Leighton House Museum
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Pre-Raphaelites On Paper. Victorian Drawings From The Lanigan Collection
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 27th, 28th and 29th May 2016 - 10am-5.15pm
Leighton House Museum, 12 Holland Park Road, W14 | Same location as Leighton House Museum
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 31st May to 14th June 2016 - 10am-7pm
Holland Park, Ilchester Place, W8 | 3 minutes from Leighton House Museum
The artists exhibits a collection of work created over the past year, as well as a selection of pieces done previously....More
 
 
 
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Opera Holland Park: Iris
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 7th, 10th, 14th, 16th and 18th Jun 2016 - 7.30pm
Holland Park Theatre, Holland Park, W8 | 3 minutes from Leighton House Museum
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
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263 Kensington High Street, Kensington, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from Leighton House Museum
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London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
348 Kensington High Street, Holland Park, London W14 | 2 minutes from Leighton House Museum
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London > Shopping > Books
237 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 5 minutes from Leighton House Museum
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London > Shopping > Specialists
214 Kensington High Street, Holland Park, London W8 | 6 minutes from Leighton House Museum
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Reza Patisserie
London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
345 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Leighton House Museum
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Memories of China
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
353 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Leighton House Museum
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Belvedere
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
Off Abbotsbury Road, Holland Park, Holland Park, London W8 | 3 minutes from Leighton House Museum
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
23A Edwards Square, Kensington, London W8 | 4 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
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Devonshire Arms W8
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Marloes Road, Kensington, London W8 | 9 minutes from Leighton House Museum
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Henry's Bar and Cafe
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346 Kensington High Street, Holland Park, London W14 | 2 minutes from Leighton House Museum
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Belvedere
London > Business > Venue Hire
Off Abbotsbury Road, Holland Park, Holland Park, London W8 | 3 minutes from Leighton House Museum
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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
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Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 | 6 minutes from Leighton House Museum
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