Leighton House Museum is the former home of the revered Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton. It is the only purpose-built studio house which is open to the public in the United Kingdom, and is considered to be one of the most remarkable buildings of the nineteenth century.
Containing a fascinating collection of beautiful paintings and sculptures by Leighton and his contemporaries, it draws in crowds from across the globe, and continues to impress with its spectacular décor and surroundings. It is open from 10am to 5:30pm every day (except Tuesdays), so if you get there early then you can spend the entire day embracing your inner culture vulture and soaking in the incredible ambiance.
The nearest tube station can be found only 4 minutes from Leighton House Museum, which means that it is only a short walk away. Kensington Olympia Tube Station is close to all local amenities, so if you have booked a city-centre hotel in advance then it will take a matter of minutes to check in. This leaves you even more free time to explore the delights which the capital has to offer, and can even stop off for a quick cocktail on the way.
Many people tend to venture towards the capital in order to sample the culinary delights which are on offer. And, you will be completely spoilt for choice if you are looking for restaurants which offer that certain ‘je ne sais quos’. Il Portico, Apadana Restaurant and Romulo Café are all considered to be the most sought-after destinations for lovers of delicious dishes and local cuisine, so the only thing that you need to do is decide what to choose from the menu.
Lovers of sweet treats will be desperate to visit Hotel Chocolat, as it offers a comprehensive collection of indulgent delights which are sure to tantalise anyone’s taste-buds. If you are obsessed with the latest must-have fashion accessories, MAC Cosmetics, Frontiers and Paul Smith will provide much-needed retail therapy.
Before you embark on a visit to the capital, it is vital to secure a booking at the hottest guesthouse in town. The Lancaster Gate Hotel London is renowned for being the most sought-after place to stay in the area, as it exceeds even the highest of expectations. You will be blown away by the exquisite, modern suites and can fill up on a hearty Full English in order to set you up for the day ahead. What more could you possibly wish for?