18 Stafford Terrace
Formerly known as Linley Sambourne House, 18 Stafford Terrace, tucked away behind Kensington High St, was the home of Punch cartoonist...
This handsome park divides into dense woodland in the north, spacious and inviting lawns by Holland House, sports fields for the...
Opera Holland Park
Sit under the 800-seat canopy, temporarily erected every summer for a nine-week season in the middle of Holland Park for a mix of crowd...
Large, bright sit-down and take-out branch of this superb Japanese sushi and bento chain, with fantastic rice sets, noodles, rolls and...
12 Holland Park Rd · interesting places nearby
Leighton House information
Sitting on a quiet street just west of Holland Park and designed in 1866 by George Aitchison, Leighton House was home to the eponymous Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830–96), a painter belonging to the Aesthetic movement. The ground floor is served up in an Orientalist style, its exquisite Arab Hall added in 1879 and densely covered with blue and green tiles from Rhodes, Cairo, Damascus, and Iznik in Turkey.
A fountain tinkles away in the centre beneath the golden dome; even the wooden latticework of the windows and gallery was brought from Damascus. A fireplace upstairs inlaid with Chinese tiles, a stuffed peacock at the foot of the stairs and peacock quills in the fireplace amplify the Byzantine mood. The house also contains notable pre-Raphaelite paintings by Burne-Jones, Watts, Millais and Lord Leighton himself.