Newly reopened after a three-year, £8 million restoration,
Leighton House in Holland Park was built for one of the most
successful artists of the 19th century, and has opulently exotic
interiors, as well as a rather fine new café. Just a short walk
away, off Kensington High Street, Sambourne House has also recently
reopened after refurbishment, and boasts the best-preserved
late-Victorian interiors in London, which have to be seen to be
believed. Normally open Wednesday to Sunday.