Private group tours

To book a Private Tour please contact Tracey Lazarus on tracey.lazarus@rbkc.gov.uk

All tours last approximately an hour and a half in each house

Please note there is no disabled access or café at either Leighton House Museum or 18 Stafford Terrace and no photography is allowed.

Folding stools are available for those who would like to sit down during their tour

Tour Groups should confirm their final numbers at least TWO WEEKS in advance

Images and Sales Literature: download images of Leighton House Museum and 18 Stafford Terrace as well as promotional literature.

 

**NEW** THE HOLLAND PARK CIRCLE: ARTISTS HOUSES PRIVATE TOURS

£15 per person; £12 full-time students (undergraduate/postgraduate)

Minimum of 5 people, maximum of 10

Victorian artists including Val Prinsep, G F Watts, Luke Fildes, Marcus Stone and Leighton himself commissioned grand studio-houses from some of the leading architects of the day and formed the so-called ‘The Holland Park Circle’.

Led by one of our expert guides, these 90-min tours uncover the fascinating stories behind the creation of the Holland Park Circle and the external architecture of these grand artist houses, located on Holland Park Road and Melbury Road.

 

1. GUIDED TOUR OF LEIGHTON HOUSE MUSEUM

£12 per person; £10 full-time students (undergrad / postgraduate)

Minimum of 12 people, maximum of 30 (groups over 30 will be divided in two)

The tours explores the life and work of Frederic Leighton and provides fascinating insights into the history of his 'private palace of art'. We do not run specialist tours, as such, but if your group has a particular area of interest please do let us know in advance and we will try and tailor the tour accordingly.

The tours are led by one of our expert guides and are available every day apart from Tuesday at either 11am or 2pm

 

2. SELF-GUIDED VISIT TO LEIGHTON HOUSE MUSEUM

Admission fee applies

Maximum of 30 people

Self-guided groups need to book in advance to visit the house so that we can manage visitor numbers and flow. Self-guided groups will be asked to pay in advance; this will speed up your entry to the museum so you can get straight on with enjoying your visit.

External guides are welcome to give tours in the house; we ask that you ensure there is still access to all the rooms for general visitors.

Guidebooks and exhibition catalogues are available to purchase.

 

3. JOINT TOUR OF LEIGHTON HOUSE MUSEUM AND 18 STAFFORD TERRACE

Available on either Monday, Thursday or Friday

£22 per person; £18 full time students (undergrad / postgraduate)

Minimum of 12 people, maximum of 30 people (groups of over 15 will be divided into two at 18 Stafford Terrace and groups of over 30 will be divided into two at Leighton House Museum)

18 Stafford Terrace is the family home of legendary Punch cartoonist Edward Linley Sambourne. This option gives you a guided tour to both historic houses; each tour lasts about an hour and a half. Stafford Terrace is located within a 10 minute walk from Leighton House Museum. Typically groups undertake this as follows;

Visit to 18 Stafford Terrace: 11am-12.30pm

Lunch break: 12.30-2pm

Visit to Leighton House Museum: 2-3.30pm

 

4. TOUR OF 18 STAFFORD TERRACE AND SELF-GUIDED ENTRY TO LEIGHTON HOUSE MUSEUM

£12 per person for tour of 18 Stafford Terrace plus admission fees applies at Leighton House Museum

Minimum of 12 people, maximum of 30 people (groups of over 15 will be divided into two at 18 Stafford Terrace; groups of over 30 will be divided in two at Leighton House Museum)

This option gives you a tour of 18 Stafford Terrace in the morning or afternoon, plus the chance to explore Leighton House Museum at your leisure. Paying in advance for the visit to Leighton House Museum will ensure your group has a booked time and can easily pass through reception.

 

PAYMENT

Payment should be made in full at least TWO WEEKS in advance to confirm your booking and is non-refundable.

Payment can be made either by cheque made payable to The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and sent to:

Tracey Lazarus

Leighton House Museum

12 Holland Park Road

London W14 8LZ

 

Or by credit/debit card over the phone (T: +44 (0) 20 7471 9158) or by email (tracey.lazarus@rbkc.gov.uk); a receipt will be sent to you via e-mail;

 

Or by bank transfer – please contact Tracey Lazarus on tracey.lazarus@rbkc.gov.uk for bank details


Open daily except Tuesdays
10am - 5.30pm
12 Holland Park Road
London W14 8LZ