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Kenwood House

Kenwood House Hampstead Lane, London NW3 7JR, England
+44 20 8348 1286
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The artwork alone is worth the time to visit, but there is so much more. History and intrigue... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RMonihan
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Westfield, New Jersey
Peaceful place for a stroll and a decent cuppa

A really lovely place to go for a stroll. You can stay on the flat or go on the hilly sections... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cal G
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London, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Kenwood House Hampstead Lane, London NW3 7JR, England
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+44 20 8348 1286
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The artwork alone is worth the time to visit, but there is so much more. History and intrigue - this was a great addition to our literary and artistic meanderings! A VERMEER! A CONSTABLE! Always great to run across these!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really lovely place to go for a stroll. You can stay on the flat or go on the hilly sections. Plenty of space. Lovely and quiet on a weekday. Great tea rooms with decent tea and coffee and good cakes, if a little pricey,...More

Thank Cal G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here whilst on a short break in Hampstead recently. Visited when I was a student and it was not open to the public back then, so we were interested to see what the inside would be like. Afternoon guided tour from one of the...More

Thank sfmann106
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EnglishHeritageTA, Manager at Kenwood House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear sfmann106, Thanks for your review. We are delighted you loved the house and enjoyed the tour. It is unfortunate that you could not see the view to the pond, but we are glad you managed to see the view of London. The festival is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I popped in on my way to Hampstead Heath..... was so impressed by one gentleman in particular who had extensive knowledge about Kenwood House... he gave me a mini tour of a few rooms.... just a lovely man with an obvious love for the place.......More

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EnglishHeritageTA, General Manager at Kenwood House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear redsanguine, We are really pleased you enjoyed visiting Kenwood House and you found our volunteers in the rooms knowledgeable. I will share the feedback with them. You were very lucky to have been offered a mini tour. If you want to find out more...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great fun and well organised. Really nice, friendly workers at the gates. Loads of people collecting litter all evening long. No probs for us about food & drink - the website clearly said no food & drink (the norm for such events) so we bought...More

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EnglishHeritageTA, Manager at Kenwood House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Helen P, We are delighted that you had a great time at Kenwood for the concert The Bootleg Beatles. We hope to see you again at Kenwood soon. Perhaps for the Open Air Cinema or Open Air Theatre.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kenwood house and estate are one of the greatest glories of London and the concerts there are of the high standard that such a magnificent location deserves. It was an absolute delight to listen and dance to the Bootleg Beatles and Lightening Seeds with the...More

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EnglishHeritageTA, Manager at Kenwood House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Betula1, Thanks for your kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed the concert night and created more long lasting memories about Kenwood.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most incredible Last Night of The Proms with Catherine Jenkins and the Military wives choirs.The organisation was impeccable, the stewards friendly and helpful. The only negative was being charged £10 to hire a basic deckchair!!More

2  Thank dumbov
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EnglishHeritageTA, Manager at Kenwood House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Dumbov, Thanks for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the concert and you had a great time. I will forward the feedback on the price of the deckchairs to GCE who organised the concerts. Just to let you know for future reference, visitors...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting Kenwood House on the edge of Hampstead Heath is a lovely day out for the whole family. It is open everyday from 10am until 5pm and entrance is free. It is situated at the northern end of Hampstead Heath, and this magnificent neoclassical mansion...More

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EnglishHeritageTA, Manager at Kenwood House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Angel C, Thanks for your lovely review and the information you gave. We are pleased you had a great time at Kenwood and we look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kenwood House event organizers, you should be ashamed of yourselves. On Saturday, June 23rd, me and my family (including 2 kids) attended Movies Themes by John Williams concert on Kenwood House Lawn. The tickets and the website said 5pm doors open, 6pm concert beings, so...More

2  Thank IgorSlv
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EnglishHeritageTA, Manager at Kenwood House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear IgorSlv, Thanks for your feedback. We are sorry you did not have a positive experience at the concerts. We will forward the feedback to the promoter GCE Heritage Live who organised and managed the concerts in order to improve the visitor experience for their...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Shame on you English Heritage for letting the organisers of this years concerts spoil, I mean wreck, what used to be in the past,a wonderful evenings entertainment. They managed to turn it into a nasty commercial venture with one aim - making money by ripping...More

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EnglishHeritageTA, Manager at Kenwood House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear woodlot2018, Thanks for your feedback. We are sorry you did not have a positive experience at the concerts. We will forward the feedback to the promoter GCE Heritage Live who organised and managed the concerts in order to improve the visitor experience for their...More

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TeresaD40
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Continuing my review- atrocious to have no chairs available. My friend and I had to sit on the grass, we didn’t bring blankets because website said chairs available to hire. Also arrived at Highgate tube at 4.30 - website... More
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There is a 50 minute guided tour most days at 2 pm, their site says free for English Heritage members! I paid 8 pounds. I really enjoyed the tour - we learned the entire history of the house, from it's original build to... More
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