Extraordinary home built for Sir Frederick Leighton RA, with the most beautiful use of Islamic tiles and interesting architectural details. The entrance is £9, £7 concession.
If you like museums Leighton House Just round the corner worth a visit for art and history lovers
An unusual and unique house which at times has interesting exhibitions too. Worth the entrance fee.
Extraordinary home built for Sir Frederick Leighton RA, with the most beautiful use of Islamic tiles and interesting architectural details.
“Formerly the grounds of a 17th-century aristocrat's manor house and open to the public only since 1952, Holland Park is an often-overlooked gem in the heart of London. The northern "Wilderness" end offers woodland walks among native and exotic trees first planted in the early 18th century. Foxes, rabbits, and hedgehogs are among the residents. The central part of the park is given over to the manicured lawns—still stalked by raucous peacocks—one would expect at a stately home, although Holland House itself, originally built by James I's chancellor and later the site of a 19th-century salon frequented by Byron, Dickens, and Disraeli, was largely destroyed by German bombs in 1940. The east wing was reconstructed and has been incorporated into a youth hostel, while the remains of the front terrace provide an atmospheric backdrop for the open-air performances of the April–September Holland Park Opera Festival ”
“You step out of Shepherd’s Bush Market Station in dire need of a caffeine hit. Follow that scent of just-roasted coffee beans and you’ll be in front of the Hummingbird Deli in no time. It’s a small space, but it doesn’t feel cramped, attracting both the linger-a-while and the always-on-the-go. There’s couscous and red-pepper salad, spiced carrot cake and lemon tart, as well as a quirky seating area with gorgeous hummingbird wallpaper and colourful wooden chairs for those who need to sit down to tackle the chunky bacon ciabatta with both hands. Also worth getting your hands on is the berry smoothie. And the soundtrack is always choice. ”
“Live music venue many artists use as a warm-up venue for a tour. Alanis Morisette, Adele, Lily Allen have all played here.”
“The Albert Memorial in Kensington Gardens is one of London’s most ornate monuments. It commemorates the death of Prince Albert in 1861. The memorial is located in Kensington Gardens on Albert Memorial Road opposite The Royal Albert Hall. The memorial was designed by George Gilbert Scott.”