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TRIP TO VISIT 2 INSPIRATIONAL LONDON HOUSES - Thurs. 9th May 2019
London Dollshouse Festivals are pleased to announce a tour of 2 of the most beautiful houses in London. Both are located in Kensington, close to the venue of the Kensington Dollshouse Festival Summer Show.
Leighton House Museum is the former home of the Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830-1896). The only purpose-built studio-house open to the public in the United Kingdom, it is one of the most remarkable buildings of the nineteenth century, containing a fascinating collection of paintings and sculpture by Leighton and his contemporaries.
Built to Leightons precise requirements, the house was extended and embellished over the 30 years that he lived in it. From modest beginnings it grew into a private palace of art featuring the extraordinary Arab Hall with its golden dome, intricate mosaics and walls lined with beautiful Islamic tiles. Many of the most prominent figures of the Victorian age were entertained here; including Queen Victoria herself who called on Leighton in 1859. But Leighton lived alone in his palace, occupying the houses only bedroom on the first floor.
18 Stafford Terrace
From 1875, 18 Stafford Terrace was the home of Punch cartoonist Edward Linley Sambourne, his wife Marion, their two children and their live-in servants. The house gives an insight into the personal lives of the Sambourne family, and also provides a rare example of what was known as an 'Aesthetic interior' or 'House Beautiful' style. After the deaths of Linley and Marion Sambourne, the house was preserved by their descendants. In 1980 it was opened to the public by the Victorian Society.
LDF will provide a tour organiser for the day, transport to the different venues & a guided tour at both of these incredible houses.
Thursday 9th May
Cost £59 (Lunch not included)
SPACES ARE VERY LIMITED SO PLEASE BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.
To book your place please click here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/kensington-dollshouse-festival-summer-show-2019-tickets-46657655303
Tour is listed with the KDF Show tickets. Please note you will be charged a booking fee. Otherwise you can email
or call 020 7812 9892.