This magnificent historic house stands adjacent to a small plaza dominated by a statue of Lord Napier astride his horse. The property was built by Sir Samuel of Samuel Montague Bank from 1873-75, and employed one of the most famous architects of the time, Samuel Whitfield Daukes.
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London, SW7 2ET
By tube, the nearest stations are High Street Kensington or South Kensington, and by bus routes 9, 10, 52, 452 & 70.
The house is located on the corner of Queen’s Gate and Kensington Road. It is a 10-minute walk from either High Street Kensington or South Kensington tube station.
Parking is available on the street at a cost of £4.90 per hour.
Tours of 25 Kensington Gore
At the turn of the century, it housed the head of the Sassoon family. When the Sassoons moved their Bombay headquarters to London, company chairman Albert Sassoon followed his brothers Reuben and Arthur and acquired Kensington Gore, which boasted two white-and-gold Louis XVI drawing rooms. Sassoon furnished the dining room with Jacobean furniture and a tapestry portrait of Queen Victoria. Woodwork in the house was carved and inlaid with ebony and ivory, which had been salvaged from the Prince of Wales’ pavilion at the Paris Exhibition.
The tour includes the ground and first floor of the house. Visitors will see six stunning reception rooms, the dining room and the billiard room.
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