- What is a costumed tour?
As guests of the Sambournes, enjoy
the hospitality of Marion and her staff.
Based on Marion Sambourne's diaries,
the costumed tours provide a dramatic account of the lives of the
inhabitants of 18 Stafford Terrace.
- What is a conventional
Led by expert guides, the
informative tours give a memorable insight into the Sambournes'
lives and home.
From interior decoration, eccentric
possessions, to their day to day activities.
- Are there cafe facilities?
Unfortunately we currently do not
have a cafe at either property.
There are a range of cafes and
- Is there an area to eat packed
We only have limited space at both
properties so there is no space for packed lunches.
Nearby Holland Park has a number of
- Why is it only possible to have a
guided tour of 18 Stafford Terrace?
18 Stafford Terrace is a small house
with a very detailed history.
To get the most out of your visit
having someone explain the history and the family is really the
- Why is there no disabled access to the
18 Stafford Terrace?
As 18 Stafford Terrace is
a historic house, it was not designed with disabled access in
It is not possible to alter the
house, but we can provide some folding stools for visitors
during the tours.
- Why do self-guided groups have to book
We ask self-guided groups to book in
advance so we can ensure large groups don’t all come to the house
at the same time.
If you pay in advance it will mean
you can move through the reception area more quickly.