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Guided Tour of Sambourne House

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Sambourne House was the family home of renowned illustrator, Linley Sambourne (1844-1910), and is a fine example of the Victorian House Beautiful.  

Decorating the house in the fashionable aesthetic style was a passion of Linley’s and the interior has been largely preserved since his death. On this guided tour you will see beautiful stained glass windows, furnishings, ceramics and wallpapers, including some from Japan.  

After the tour, participants may wish to visit Japan House or the Japanese Gardens in Holland Park, both of which are situated near Sambourne House.  

Access information 

Sambourne House is not wheelchair accessible. The house is set over five floors. There is no lift and there are steep external stairs to the basement visitor entrance and then stairs to all five floors inside the house. There are some folding stools for those who might like to sit down during the tour. There is no accessible toilet. 

If you have any access requirements, please check Sambourne House’s website or contact Heather Stubbs on 07866 252100 

Sambourne House is a 10 minute walk from High Street Kensington tube station, 15 minutes from Holland Park tube station and 8 minutes from Kensington Olympia (London Overground) station. 

Buses: 9,23,27,28,49 stop on Design Museum/Kensington High Street/Earls Court Road.