Getting to Us

 

The Leighton House team looks

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forward to welcoming you to our museum where you will have the opportunity to learn about the artist, Frederic Leighton, and explore the historic house where he lived and painted his most famous works.

 

Getting to the Museum, Transport and Parking

By Coach / Minibus:

Holland Park Road is a residential road with limited metered parking. There is no designated car parking for the museum.

Coaches may drop school groups off outside the museum but cannot park. The nearest coach parks are:

  • Warwick Road (Warwick Road W14 8PB) under Tesco. North of Junction with

Cromwell Road. Contact Euro Carparks 020 7563 3000

  • Bayswater Road (Bayswater Road W2 4RT) Opposite St. Petersburgh Place and Ramada Jarvis Hotel. Contact Euro Carparks 020 7563 3000

 

By Bus

Bus Numbers 9, 10, 27, 28, 49, 328 all stop on Kensington High Street/ Earls Court Road

 

Underground

High Street Kensington (10 minutes walk)

Kensington Olympia (5 minutes walk)

Earls Court (15 minutes walk)

Plan your journey with Transport for London

 

Arrival at the Museum and Access

The entrance to the museum is through the metal gates and up the small flight of steps into the historic house Reception area. (Please ignore the building on the right hand side – these are the museum offices.)

Please inform the Front Desk of your arrival. You will be greeted by a member of the learning team who will show you where to put coats and bags in the basement area.

Please be aware that there is no step-free access to any part of the house. There are two flights of internal stairs in the historic house (excluding the basement stairs) and the lower part of the staircase does not have a handrail.

 

Risk Assessment

This can be supplied on request

 

Toilet Facilities

There are only two toilets located in the historic house

The male toilet is located halfway up the main staircase with the female toilet on the ground floor. Children using the toilet facilities must be accompanied by a teacher.

 

Lunch and Refreshments

There is a small room in the basement that can be booked in advance for students to have their lunch. This is subject to availability. The large garden can be used for lunches on dry and fine days.

Eating and drinking are not permitted in the historic rooms.

 

Alarms

If a Fire Alarm sounds during your visit, museum staff will guide you to the nearest exit. Please leave bags and other items and follow staff instructions.

 

Photography

Photography is generally not permitted in the museum, but teachers are welcome to take photographs of their class for their own use.

 

Other visitors

During your visit, please be aware that there will be members of the general public looking round the museum at the same time as school groups.

 

Museum Layout

Ground Floor: Lobby, Entrance Hall, Library, Staircase Hall, Narcissus Hall, Arab Hall, Dining Room, Drawing Room

First Floor: The Studio, The Studio Extension, The Winter Studio, The Silk Room (Antechamber), the Silk Room, Bedroom


Open daily except Tuesday
10am - 5.30pm
12 Holland Park Road
London W12 8LZ
email: museums@rbkc.gov.uk