All of our concerts this 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
Telephone: 020 7602 3316 (Leighton House) or 07582 116 743 (KCMS)
Click here to view the Leighton House website.