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.
- HISTORY UK
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
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
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
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
Lots of beautiful paintings 🎨
- Melle Elle
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.
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
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.
Main coffee shop restaurant closed for 2 weeks
- Marc Eden
Such a nice place with a interesting history. The park it is huge and full green the house complete of pictures from the past make me feel going back at that time.. A place where a tourist must see
- Ivan D'Alberti