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Artists Houses Walking Tours

Thursdays and Sundays on selected dates, 11am-12:30 pm (1h 30 mins)

Join a guided walk exploring the unique group of Victorian studio-houses built on Holland Park Road and Melbury Road (Kensington, West London).

Discover the fascinating story of how this corner of Holland Park became synonymous with a group of leading artists of the late Victorian period, including Val Prinsep, G F Watts, Luke Fildes, Marcus Stone and Leighton himself. Find out why they came to build in this area, the connections between them, what made their houses unique and which leading architects they collaborated with.

Useful information:

The tour starts and ends outside Leighton House, 12 Holland Park Road, London W14 8LZ. Please arrive at least 5 minutes before the tour commences. The walk will take about an hour and a half, please do wear weather-appropriate clothing and comfy footwear.

Leighton House and Sambourne House are both currently closed to the public but we hope you can visit us when we reopen. 

This is a free event but we do welcome donations and would be thrilled to have your support.

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Thursdays and Sundays on selected dates, 11am-12:30 pm (1h 30 mins)

Join a guided walk exploring the unique group of Victorian studio-houses built on Holland Park Road and Melbury Road (Kensington, West London).

Discover the fascinating story of how this corner of Holland Park became synonymous with a group of leading artists of the late Victorian period, including Val Prinsep, G F Watts, Luke Fildes, Marcus Stone and Leighton himself. Find out why they came to build in this area, the connections between them, what made their houses unique and which leading architects they collaborated with.

Useful information:

The tour starts and ends outside Leighton House, 12 Holland Park Road, London W14 8LZ. Please arrive at least 5 minutes before the tour commences. The walk will take about an hour and a half, please do wear weather-appropriate clothing and comfy footwear.

Leighton House and Sambourne House are both currently closed to the public but we hope you can visit us when we reopen. 

This is a free event but we do welcome donations and would be thrilled to have your support.

With thanks to our Friends, Partners and Funders