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Kenwood House

Kenwood House Hampstead Lane, London NW3 7JR, England
+44 20 8348 1286
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Historic villa and gardens

Magnificent but manageable historic home to visit when you are in London. Rich history, paintings... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Frances P
Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
A Masterpiece

While visiting Hampstead Heath, I had the opportunity to view Kenwood House, and it was well worth... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dan M
Spokane, Washington
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Set on the edge of Hampstead Heath and surrounded by tranquil landscaped gardens, Kenwood is one of London's hidden gems. The House, its breathtaking interiors and stunning art collection are free for everyone to enjoy. Discover the vast array of masterpieces hanging in this grand setting, including Rembrandt's self portrait, and be awed by the breathtaking beauty of architect Robert Adam's library.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Kenwood House Hampstead Lane, London NW3 7JR, England
+44 20 8348 1286
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Magnificent but manageable historic home to visit when you are in London. Rich history, paintings and furnishings- all explained knowledgeably and enthusiastically by the many volunteer guides. Fabulous visit- highly recommended.

Thank Frances P
Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting Hampstead Heath, I had the opportunity to view Kenwood House, and it was well worth the time. This house was first created in the early 17th century, and it has had various revisions through its history. Between 1764 and 1769, the famous Scottish...More

1  Thank Dan M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You are not allowed access to the whole house but for a free house visit that is understandable. Lovely small jewellery room of donated collections, worth spending a bit of time in. The cafe was packed, and fairly pricey..... we didn't fancy the wait. Certainly...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A trip to Kenwood House in Hampstead Heath is a lovely place to relax and explore the house and grounds. We visited in August and sat taking in the view and sun on one of the many benches in the grounds. There is a cafe,...More

Thank anmhaith
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Kenwood House after a stroll on Hampstead Heath and the fab views of London. We only spent a short time in Kenwood House as we got there rather late in the afternoon and it shuts at 4pm. Art collection includes Gainsborough, Reynolds and a...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice place with a very nice park. Very green place allso in November. A nice place to visit close to Hamstead. Recommend allso the Brew House Restaurant close by.

Thank halfdan t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I normally enjoy my visit to the restaurant but this was very disappointing. Coffee far too strong. My friend’s breakfast was warm not hot and she was unsure whether to eat her sausage as half of it looked a bit pink. I had a croissant...More

Thank Graham Sandra W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This house is on Hampstead Heath, a mecca for dogs which has no other cafe. I had a small and very well behaved dachshund x Jack Russell with me and - as we had already been out for some time, I fancied a cup of...More

3  Thank CupOfTeaAndASitDown
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We timed our arrival for the opening of the Brew House Restaurant for breakfast and what a feast. There is a great variety of food on offer but the Full English cannot be ignored.....amazing. We then had to walk off the food and toured the...More

Thank Bittlenutuck
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been coming to Kenwood House for maybe 40 years but have not been inside for maybe 5 since it has been refurbished. I noticed a number of differences especially the library which has been redecorated (an outstanding interior) and opened up for closer...More

1  Thank sheepygold
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12 September 2016|
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Response from Lindan D | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for late answer but we went by train and bus as it seemed an easy journey.
1 June 2016|
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Response from Paul R | Reviewed this property |
The above are all good advice. I actually walked from Hampstead tube station which is a moderately long walk (took us about 1/2 hour I think) but very pleasant, right across the heath. This also gave us the excuse, as if we... More
9 August 2015|
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Response from dabby44 | Reviewed this property |
There is pay parking on site and plenty of street parking in Hampstead Lane and Bishops Avenue.