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If you ever wondered what a London Victorian house was like then visit here. I recommend a costume tour as it really sets the scene. It really is a lovely house, we were also lucky the sun was shining so the stained glass windows were...More
We visited this site by chance and were really pleased we did. From being greeted at the front door by the maid we were immediately transported back to Victorian times. The lady playing the role was superb. She was completely right for the part and...More
This is the Victorian era home of the Sambourne family who lived here for 36 years. After a short movie, our guide took us through the various rooms as we learned about the history of the family, the furnishings, wallpaper and various decorative elements. I...More
You start by watching a short video about the history of the house. Then you knock on the front door and it is answered by the housemaid or in our case the lady of the house. She was dressed very authentically and showed us around...More
It's sort of off the beaten path, but it's a fascinating house with a really interesting history. It's so interesting to see all the William Morris wallpaper and amazing Victoriana – china from China, Japanese prints, tons of photographs and drawings. Learning about Sambourne, the...More
You'll learn something even if you're well read on the subject. I'm American, so though I've studied the period I have only an academic grasp of it, and this experience helped to "humanize" a Victorian household. The actress who plays Mrs. Sambourne is a bit...More
I was a little unsure of what to expect when we booked the costumed guided tour of 18 Stafford Terrace, but I was pleasantly impressed. After an introductory video, we were welcomed into the perfectly-preserved townhouse by an actress in the guise of the housekeeper....More
After visiting Lord Leightons house calling in here seemed the obvious thing to do as a visitor to the artists quarter of Holland Park. I’m so glad I did as this beautiful house has been virtually unchanged since the one time owner a contributor to...More
We joined the Saturday morning tour with the housekeeper as our guide. We started with a short film explaining how the house became a visitor attraction introduced by Lord Snowdon.
Our housekeeper guide was excellent. She knew so much about the house and interacted with...More
I'm fairly sure that I carried my handbag round the house with me. I think they really mean things like rucksacks. The area is very secure as the public have to be admitted / access is controlled - they cannot just wander... More
I'm fairly sure that I carried my handbag round the house with me. I think they really mean things like rucksacks. The area is very secure as the public have to be admitted / access is controlled - they cannot just wander in. There were no other people in the house during our visit.