Thursday, 22 January 2015

The Best Museums in #London No.5: Leighton House @RBKCLeightonH

We've canvassed the London Walks guides, asking them to nominate their desert island museum and we'll be posting their responses throughout the month.

As usual, you are more than welcome to join in! Get in touch via Facebook, or Twitter or via the usual email address.

Here's Ruth…

I love the smaller, more out of the way museums in London and for me a little gem is Leighton House Museum in Holland Park.

The home of Frederic, Lord Leighton it boasts magical treasures including a stunning Arab Hall, some beautiful pre-Raphaelite paintings and gorgeous ceramics.

If you want to link it to a walk, come along on the Oscar Wilde walk which I'm taking all this January. Wilde was a huge fan of the Aesthetic  movement - which is wonderfully illustrated by Leighton House - and  gave lectures on the subject. 

Leighton House website:

How to find Leighton House…


Ruth is a professionally qualified City of London guide. She has worked as an actress for the National Theatre and in the West End and her dulcet tones are often heard reading for the BBC on radio and audio.

All three parts of our London Museums Podcast…


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