Winter Outing – Friday 26th November 2010

 

Guided tours of the Linley Sambourne House and Leighton House Museum

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Linley Sambourne House, 18 Stafford Terrace, London W8 7BH, was the home of Punch cartoonist Edward Linley Sambourne and his family from 1875.  It is a  fashionable, artistic and well   preserved house of the time.  As this is a terraced town house there are 4 internal flights of stairs on the tour and anyone with mobility problems might prefer to visit only Leighton House.

Leighton House, 12 Holland Park Road, W14 8LZ was the home and studio of leading Victorian painter and President of the Royal Academy Frederic, Lord Leighton and has recently been refurbished.  It has been described as a private palace of art.

For the Linley Sambourne House visit we will meet at 11am at 18, Stafford Terrace (nearest tube Kensington High Street).  The tour is expected to last around 11/2 hours finishing about 12.30pm.

There is a limit of 25 people for this tour.

For Leighton House we will meet at 12 Holland Park Road at 2pm finishing around 3.30pm.  Again the nearest tube is Kensington High Street.

The cost for a joint tour of both these houses is £14 and for Leighton House only is £8.

There are several places for lunch in the area but Café Pasta at 229-231 Kensington High Street would be happy to book tables or even a room if there were enough of us having lunch.

If you would like to attend this outing please email the President or Events Secretary.  Guests will be very welcome if numbers permit. For more information on these properties please go to www.rbkc.gov.uk.