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Artists Houses Walking Tours

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Event Information


5 December 2021 / Weekly on Sunday and Thursday


11am to 12:30pm (1 hour 30 mins)


Tour  Details

New dates added until December!

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.

The tour  begins and ends outside Leighton House, 12 Holland Park Road, London W14 8LZ. Make sure that you arrive at least 5 minutes before the tour commences. The walk will take about an hour and a half, please d0 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 next year when we reopen. 

This is a free event but we do welcome donations and we would be thrilled to have your support. You can add a donation when booking your ticket.


Please contact with any enquiries about this event.

detail of the facade of a house in the Holland Park area


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