18 Stafford Terrace

18 Stafford Terrace , Kensington Saturday March 9 2013 11:15
18 Stafford Terrace
photo: Justin Barton, © 18 Stafford Terrace
Formerly known as Linley Sambourne House, the Kensington address where from 1875 Punch cartoonist Edward Linley Sambourne lived with his wife and two children provides a chance to see a late-Victorian, middle-class home that has survived largely unchanged. The 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. Visits are by guided tour only on Wednesday (11.15am, 2.15pm), Saturday and Sunday (11.15am, 1pm, 2.15pm, 3.30pm). Tours on weekend afternoons are led by a costumed actor. The house closes for two months each summer for maintenance and restoration.


Venue name: 18 Stafford Terrace
Address: 18 Stafford Terrace
W8 7BH
Opening hours: 2pm-5.30pm Wed, Sat, Sun
Transport: Tube: High St Kensington
Price: £8, £6 concs, £3 under-18s