Whilst researching Kensington High Street for my 'Above The Underground' posts I came across this Museum. It was the home of Linley Sambourne the political cartoonist for Punch magazine and is now on display for a few days each week. The Sambourne family lived in this house from 1875.
When he first moved into the house it was lit by gas lighting but he converted to electricity as soon as it became available in 1896.
The dining room
On the next two floors were the bedrooms
The Sambournes had all modern conveniences fitted into the home including water closets(toilets). Altogether the house had three indoor toilets and one bathroom which would have been generous for the time.
Also at the top of the house was Linley's studio where he sketched out his cartoons for the magazine.