“Of all the Arab Halls in all the towns in all the world…”
…this is my favorite.
I’ve spent hours in this room, in what was once the Holland Park home of Sir Frederic Leighton. The house is a museum now—I’ve posted about the current Alma-Tadema exhibition, which is taking place there—and I visit it whenever I’m in London, which is never often enough.
And now you can visit too, in a way. I’ve just found some gorgeous 360-degrees panoramic views of many of the rooms in the Leighton House Museum.
Clicking this link will take you to the museum’s Reception area. From there, you can travel directly to the Arab Hall, or take a narrated tour through the rest of the house.
It’s a great place to visit, and I’d really love to live there.