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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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£7 (Adults), £5 (Concessions) | Admission price varies during exhibitions

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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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Hilton London Olympia Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £59† 37% 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
NH Kensington Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
202-220 Cromwell Road, SW5 | 8 minutes from Leighton House Museum
This clean, comfortable modern hotel made up of six Victorian houses is a short walk from Earls Court Tube station from where the Piccadilly line can ... More
Holiday Inn London - Kensington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £72† 37% off
Wrights Lane, W8 | 9 minutes from Leighton House Museum
One of the biggest Holiday Inn hotels in Europe, the Holiday Inn London - Kensington was rebranded at the end of 2016 introducing a new open ... More
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224-238 Kensington High Street, Bankside, London W8 | 5 minutes from Leighton House Museum
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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
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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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18 Stafford Terrace (Linley Sambourne House)
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Memories of China
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353 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 1 minute from Leighton House Museum
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Belvedere
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
23A Edwards Square, Kensington, London W8 | 4 minutes from Leighton House Museum
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54 Abingdon Road, Kensington, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Leighton House Museum
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Cumberland Arms
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29 North End Road, Hammersmith, London W14 | 8 minutes from Leighton House Museum
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Piano
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Ping
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180-184 Earl's Court Road, Earls Court, London SW5 | 10 minutes from Leighton House Museum
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Hyde Kensington
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1-1a Kensington High Street, W8 | 14 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
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Kensington Conference and Events Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 | 9 minutes from Leighton House Museum
Kensington Conference and Events Centre, Just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington Underground Station, Kensington Chelsea and Events Centre is a highly adaptable, purpose-designed ... More
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Kensington Roof Gardens
London > Business > Venue Hire
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 10 minutes from Leighton House Museum
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