Leighton House Museum


This house is a unique setting to see works displayed by Leighton himself as well as others, such as the Pre-Raphaelites, Millais & Burne-Jones.


You can find more details on the web by searching for "Leighton House" at

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea website.


When you have finished touring the house, do visit the nearby Holland Park - one of London's finest small parks. I have got to admit to a soft spot for Holland Park: in my student days, I often used to laze on its lawns.



Frederick Leighton (1830 - 1896) was arguably one of the most influential late Victorian artists. He was the first (& only?) artist to be raised to the Peerage. However he didn't enjoy being Lord Leighton for long; he died the following day.


He designed his house in Kensington in the mid 1860's to be "The House Beautiful" and filled it with many of his artistic treasures. It is a gem of museum. The Arab Hall is the most famous room here.






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