Leighton House Museum  

 
 
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12 Holland Park Road, Holland Park, London W14 8LZ
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Daily 10am-5.30pm, Fri until 10pm. Closed Tuesdays
 
PRICES
£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
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380 Kensington High Street, W14 | 4 minutes from Leighton House Museum
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