Leighton House and Linley Sambourne House
- Leighton House Museum |
Leighton House was the home of Frederick, Lord Leighton (1830-1896) and one of the most remarkable buildings of the 18th century. Built to designs by George Aitchison, the house was extended and embellished over the next thirty years to create a private palace of art. The Arab Hall houses Leighton's priceless collection of over 1000 Syrian tiles and important works by Leighton and his contemporaries are on display.
Linley Sambourne house is a unique example of a late Victorian townhouse. Home to cartoonist Edward Linley Sambourne and his family from 1874, it survives with almost all of its furniture and fittings intact.
There will be a guided tour of each house, the second one being at 2.00 pm. Leighton House closes on November the 5th for a year of refurbishment, so this is the last opportunity to visit for some time.
Meet at Leighton House or Sambourne House (instructions will be on the ticket). Nearest Tube station is Kensington High Street.
For tickets please contact Angus Johnson. Tel. 01582 832140