Be A Real Londoner !
London is a home for many Hongkongers and tourists. However, I’d like to recommend some interesting places where locals spend their life to you, and let you experience this city in another way like how I spent my life there.
Leighton House Museum
這個位於Kensington的一個隱世寶藏，於1860年代由Sir Frederic Leighton 委任 George Aitcheson興建，藉此展示他多年遊歷歐洲的見識，也是他收藏珍品的心臟及畫室。罕見的“Arab Hall”以中東建築風格為藍本，全以16世紀玻璃瓷磚興建，中央還有小噴泉，難得一見。
You must not miss this hidden gem in Kensington. The museum was built by George Aitcheson for Sir Frederic Leighton in 1860s. This is a lovely studio where Sir Leighton also shared his collection and experience in all parts of Europe. Check out the “Arab Hall” where it was built with the Arabic touch – with glass tiles and a little fountain in the centre – that you can hardly find elsewhere.
Arab Hall 下午時陽光折射室內的黃金，藍色瓷磚燦爛絢麗。
Stunning Arab Hall with the sunlight reflection – the gold elements and blue tiles shine in its beauty.
The Middle East architectural style extends to the Grand Staircase.
Sir Leighton 對孔雀情有獨鍾，於Grand Staircase 也擺放了充滿異國情調的孔雀。
Sir Leighton was in love with peacocks – look at the exotic collection beneath the Grand Staircase.
二樓放滿了Sir Leighton 當年畫皇室、貴族的油畫及他的收藏。另一邊則是他的工作室。
The art collection of Sir Leighton was displayed on the 2/F where you can find his work for the royal family and the aristocracy as well as his personal collection. His studio was on the other side.