Sambourne House, London

Sambourne House, London

The accomplished Punch cartoonist, Linley Sambourne, resided at 18 Stafford Terrace until his passing in 1910. Once the scene for society parties, this stuccoed terrace house, constructed around 1870, is considered quite grand, although it adheres to the typical Kensington architectural style. Rather than being solely a homage to the artist, it serves as a showcase of late Victorian aesthetics. Inside, you'll find a vast collection of Sambourne's works, alongside notable features such as stained glass windows, blue-and-white Chinese porcelain imports, opulent furnishings, and elaborately adorned William Morris wallpaper.

In 2022, following extensive renovations and a name change, Sambourne House has become open to the public for exploration, eliminating the need for guided tours. It is now closely associated with Leighton House, and visitors have the option to purchase a combined ticket for access to both artists' residences, allowing them to delve into the artistic and cultural milieu of late Victorian London.

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Sight Name: Sambourne House
Sight Location: London, England (See walking tours in London)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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