Linley Sambourne House

© 18 Stafford Terrace, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Linley Sambourne House is the Kensington house where from 1875 Punch cartoonist Edward Linley Sambourne lived with his wife and two children, and provides a chance to see a late-Victorian, middle-class home that has survived largely unchanged. Linley Sambourne House was passed on from one generation of the family to the next and almost all the original decoration remains intact, the rooms filled with the furniture and personal possessions the Sambournes left behind. A huge archive of diaries, papers, bills and letters also survived, providing an exceptionally detailed picture of daily life in the house. Around Christmas each year, atmospheric Victorian Twilight Encounters tours are held, which explore the seedier side of the artist's work.
Venue name: Linley Sambourne House
Address: 18 Stafford Terrace
W8 7BH
Transport: Tube: High St Kensington
Price: £6, £4 concs, £1 under-18s. Occasional Victorian Twilight Tours: 6-7.30pm or 8-9.30pm, £20, incl glass of wine
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Variety and voluptuousness in this Victorian time capsule, a must for curiosity viewers and collectors