About Kenwood House

This outstanding house beside Hampstead Heath was remodelled by Robert Adam between 1764 and 1779. He transformed the original brick building into a majestic villa for the great judge, Lord Mansfield.

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Tips for Kenwood House

Kenwood House was given to the nation by Lord Iveagh in 1927, along with the art collection that includes a Rembrandt self-portrait and Constable’s oil sketch of Hampstead Heath.


Kenwood House hosts the most beautiful live out door opera for free every year in the summer. Every age group brings picnics and sits amidst the beauty of the Heath and woods, late into the evening

- Habiba Hamid

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The recent restoration has left the house in incredibly beautiful condition, and it's free to visit!

- Sienna P-C

Great place for have a break after a day spent walking in the park

- Davide Fumagalli

Great place for a lunch

- Pavel

The house is beautiful, paintwork needs attention, seriously falling into disrepair! I hope they sort it soon. Shame to see it disintegrate so.

- Catherine Chapman

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You feel like you move back in time! Great place!

- Anna Szypkowska

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Come here now on a good weather day to have a picnic and play ball games and tan! It's like a hidden place getaway for central Londoners.

- Gregorygrisha

Searcy's have taken over the catering. Disorganised and not enough staff. Limited choices

- Howard Ross

Check out the cream teas at the cafe!

- Simon Kerslake

Free house tour with an extensive collection of 17th century paintings

- Amy Robertson

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Lots of beautiful paintings 🎨

- Melle Elle

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Absolutely love Kenwood House! The building inside is beautifully restored and kept, full of art including an original Rembrandt. The grounds are wonderful to walk through, especially in the summer.

- Mona

The Library is Stunning!

- Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals

Good for a bit of E M Foster

- clive kornitzer

Closed for refurb until autumn, but cafe and gardens still open!

- Cognizant K

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If you go for lunch the try the chocolate fudge cake. Extremely yummy.

- Chrissy Man Nguyen

Das Kenwood House wurde vom damaligen Star-Architekten Robert Adams entworfen und ist weniger ein Haus als ein Palast inmitten des riesigen Parks von Hampstead Heath.

- FOCUS Online

cenário pra vários filmes, lindo!

- Marina Leal

Ordering and purchasing system is rubbish but food is worth it. Homity pie and rhubarb crumble was a good Sunday combo.

- Alex

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