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Kenwood House

Kenwood House Hampstead Lane, London NW3 7JR, England
+44 20 8348 1286
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One of the great private art collections in London. Plus an amazing location.

I have been coming to Kenwood House for maybe 40 years but have not been inside for maybe 5 since... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Must visit

With free parking outside, at certain times ,or a lovely walk from Golders Green or Hampstead... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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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Kenwood House Hampstead Lane, London NW3 7JR, England
+44 20 8348 1286
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Reviewed 3 days 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

Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

With free parking outside, at certain times ,or a lovely walk from Golders Green or Hampstead stations, Kenwood is an amazing free day out. Walk through the house and around the grounds but extend your walk around the Heath too. Sit on a bench, numerous,...More

Thank phil o
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited KH on a blustery Tuesday afternoon The art is SUPERB. and the english heritage guides are GREAT Ensure you visit upstairs A well worth excursion destination but AVOID the cafe

Thank KT7Pete
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have lived near Kenwood House and been frequenting the Kenwood Estate and cafe for over 12 years. The house itself is free and amazing to visit for both architecture and art. The grounds are lovely and the Old Dairy was refurbished a few years...More

Thank Genevieve H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent the day on a walk round Hampstead and included a visit to Kenwood house, first pleasant surprise it was free to enter, the house itself is well worth a visit but for art lovers it is a real surprise with its collection of old...More

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kenwood House never disappoints. Amazing place for walks. Very family friendly. Easy to navigate around. Hundreds of acres of forest, friends, lakes, paths etc- leading to Hampstead Heath. Had coffee in the cafe. Sadly the staff are not very friendly, rushed and uninterested in their...More

Thank JMOM171
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hampstead Heath is one of my favorite spots in London, and Kenwood is my favorite spot on the Heath. It's amazing that such a beautiful home and art collection is open free of charge. Unlike my first visit three years ago, Kenwood now has volunteers...More

1  Thank Jan H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first time at Kenwood was a revelation. We took the dogs and hoped for an opportunity to walk them - the grounds and nearby Hampstead Heath were perfect for this. On the whole, I struggle with many paintings from centuries past because their topic...More

1  Thank AndyMcGonegal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kenwood House, on Hampstead Heath, is well worth a visit. (You are asked for a small donation.) There is an extraordinary collection of artists on display including Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals and Joshua Reynolds. In each of the rooms there is a very knowledgeable guide...More

1  Thank MS06
Reviewed 15 September 2017

I arrived at the venue having timed things so there was just enough time to go round before the place closed. Enjoyed tea and cake in the café first. When I went in I asked what was the best way to go round and was...More

Thank Pusia_10
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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.
31 May 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.