The Leighton House Museum is in the Holland Park district of Kensington and Chelsea in London. The painter Frederic, Lord Leighton commissioned the architect and designer George Aitchison to build him a combined home and studio. The resulting building, now Grade II* listed, is noted for its elaborate Orientalist and aesthetic interiors.
The museum has been open to the public since 1929. In 1958 the London County Council commemorated Leighton with a blue plaque at the museum. The museum was awarded the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award in 2012. It is open daily except Tuesdays, and is a companion museum to 18 Stafford Terrace, another Victorian artist's home in Kensington.
The house's pseudo-Islamic court has featured as a set in various film and television programs, such as Nicholas Nickleby (2002), Brazil (1985), and an episode of the drama series Spooks, as well as the music video for the songs "Golden Brown" by The Stranglers and "Gold" by Spandau Ballet.
Aitchison designed the first part of the house (2 Holland Park Road, later renumbered ...