Linley Sambourne House

Linley Sambourne House
18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington, London, W8 7BH
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Linley Sambourne House

From 1875, 18 Stafford Terrace was the home of Punch cartoonist Edward Linley Sambourne, his wife Marion, their two children and their live-in servants.

The house gives an insight into the personal lives of the Sambourne family, and also provides a rare example of what was known as an aesthetic interior.

After the deaths of Linley and Marion Sambourne, the house was preserved by their descendants. In 1980 it was opened to the public by the Victorian Society. This organisation had been inaugurated at 18 Stafford Terrace in 1958 by the Sambourne's grand-daughter, Anne, 6th Countess of Rosse. In 1989, its ownership passed to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

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