Venues and directions

Owing to the renovation of Leighton House in 2020, we will be holding our concerts in four different venues over the course of the season: the opening two evenings will take place in Leighton House as usual before we move to Killik & Co.’s unique music room in Mayfair, St George’s Church in Campden Hill and the Austrian Cultural Forum. Please keep an eye on where each concert is taking place and get in touch with us if you have any queries about access.

All our concerts will continue to start at 7.30pm and include interval drinks.

Leighton House 12 Holland Park Road, Kensington W14 8LZ; Tube: High St. Kensington/Olympia; Bus: 9, 23, 27, C1

The Music Room 46 Grosvenor Street, Mayfair W1K 3HN; Tube: Bond St./Green Park; Bus: 23

St George’s Church 28 Aubrey Walk, Kensington W8 7JG; Tube: Holland Park/Notting Hill Gate; Bus: 27

Austrian Cultural Forum 28 Rutland Gate, Knightsbridge SW7 1PQ; Tube: Knightsbridge; Bus: 9

Leighton House – October & November

Our first two concerts of the season will be held in the stunning recital hall at Leighton House, located on the edge of Holland Park in Kensington and one of the most remarkable buildings of the 19th century. The house was the former home and studio of the leading Victorian artist, Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830-1896). Built to designs by George Aitchison, it was extended over a period of 30 years to create a private palace of art.

Following a £1.6m refurbishment project which involved extensive repairs to the original fabric of the house, Leighton House now offers a museum with fully restored decoration, interiors and original features. The Arab Hall with its priceless collection of Islamic tiles evoking a compelling vision of the Orient, the richly decorated interiors with gilded ceilings and walls lined with peacock blue tiles and Leighton’s grand painting studio with its great north window, dome and apse.

12 Holland Park Road, Kensington, London W14 8LZ

Tube: High Street Kensington/Kensington Olympia
Bus: 9, 10, 27, 28, 33, 49, 328 & C1 stops on Kensington High Street/Earls Court Road
Car: limited street parking is available nearby, free of charge after 6.30pm

The Music Room – January

46 Grosvenor Street, Mayfair W1K 3HN

Over the years the Music Room of Killik and Co’s Mayfair branch has played host to some incredible events and musical performances. Long before they made 46 Grosvenor Street their home, some of the worlds greatest composers, including Richard Strauss and Claude Debussy, visited, and their sounds filled the room.

Tube: Bond Street, Green Park
Bus: 23 (from Kensington High Street) and many more
Car: limited street parking is available nearby, free of charge after 6.30pm (NB in the Congestion Charge Zone, which ends at 6pm)

St George’s Church – February, March and May

28 Aubrey Walk, Kensington W8 7JG

150 years since it was built, St George’s church still serves the parish of Campden Hill in Kensington and beyond, and we are grateful that they will be hosting three of our concerts next season.

Tube: Holland Park, Notting Hill Gate
Bus: 27 and many more
Car: limited street parking is available nearby, free of charge after 6.30pm

Austrian Cultural Forum – April

28 Rutland Gate, Knightsbridge SW7 1PQ

The Austrian Cultural Forum London promotes cultural contacts between the UK and Austria by organising events and supporting artists and projects in the fields of music, performing arts, visual arts, literature, film and science. It provides a venue in central London for recitals, lectures, readings, film screenings, conferences and exhibitions, while also cooperating with various partners throughout the UK.

Tube: Knightsbridge
Bus: 9 (from Kensington High Street) and many more
Car: limited street parking is available nearby, free of charge after 6.30pm