18 Stafford Terrace is indistinguishable from its neighbouring stucco fronted houses apart from its unusual window box
Earlier this week I enjoyed a complementary tour of 18 Stafford Terrace, a remarkably well preserved late Victorian townhouse. It’s located on a quiet road just moments from busy Kensington High Street. It's one in a row a terraced classical styled properties dating from the 1870s and consists of five floors including basement and attic. The house, was previously known as Linley Sambourne House after its most famous resident Edward Linley Sambourne, the Punch cartoonist.
All admissions to 18 Stafford Terrace are by guided tours only. On the day I visited Shirley was our guide and her knowledge and enthusiasm made for a very enjoyable visit. The tour started in the servants’ quarters in the basement where we watched an introductory film show about the house and its former occupants. On leaving the basement we viewed the remainder of the house which is a Victorian time capsule.