Kenwood House

 
 
ADDRESS
Hampstead Lane, Hampstead, NW3 7JR
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Closed 24-26 Dec & 1 Jan
 
PRICES
FREE (Adult), FREE (Child) | FREE, donations appreciated. Tours £3 (Adults), £2 (Concs), £1.50 (Children under 16)
 

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Kenwood HouseKenwood House is closed for refurbishment and will reopen in November 2013. In the meantime, the cafe and estate remain open.

A rich collection of famous paintings are housed within the walls of this neo-Classical villa perched by a lake on top of Hampstead Heath. Works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Turner, Reynolds and Gainsborough form the famous Iveagh Bequest, handed down to the state by the owner of Kenwood House, brewing magnate Edward Cecil Guinness. Remodelled between 1764 and 1779 by Robert Adam , Kenwood features a lavish library and elegant array of rooms which provide a fitting backdrop for this notable artistic collection. Spectacular views and woodland walks provide a fitting backdrop for the house itself. Now run by English Heritage, Kenwood House is "London's most smiling mansion" according to the journalist and historic house aficionado Simon Jenkins. Hugely popular summer concerts take place in the grounds most years.

 

Kenwood House events

 
Summer Holiday CraftsSummer Holiday CraftsFamily craft sessions.2015-08-05T12:00:00+01002015-08-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Kenwood House,   Hampstead Lane  Hampstead    NW3 7JR
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Summer Holiday Crafts
Hampstead Heath Nature Photography WorkshopsHampstead Heath Nature Photography WorkshopsA one-day workshop providing you with a unique experience to engage with nature through photography. This includes group discussions, image editing and printing session resulting in each participant taking home a high quality print of their work.2015-08-08T08:00:00+01002016-03-19T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Kenwood House,   Hampstead Lane  Hampstead    NW3 7JR
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Hampstead Heath Nature Photography Workshops
Coffee MorningsCoffee Mornings2015-08-18T12:00:00+01002015-08-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Kenwood House,   Hampstead Lane  Hampstead    NW3 7JR
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Coffee Mornings
Slavery Rememberence DaySlavery Rememberence DayCommemorate the day by joining the storytelling and enactment event based on Dido Bello, who once lived at the estate.2015-08-23T13:00:00+01002015-08-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Kenwood House,   Hampstead Lane  Hampstead    NW3 7JR
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Slavery Rememberence Day
Kenwood Stories: TalkKenwood Stories: TalkVolunteers discuss the property's art collections and history.2015-08-30T12:30:00+01002015-09-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Kenwood House,   Hampstead Lane  Hampstead    NW3 7JR
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Kenwood Stories: Talk
Under 5's FridaysUnder 5's FridaysInteractive sessions for families.2015-09-04T10:30:00+01002015-09-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Kenwood House,   Hampstead Lane  Hampstead    NW3 7JR
Category: event
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Under 5's Fridays
Open House: WorkshopOpen House: WorkshopTake part in butter-making lessons and dairy tours.2015-09-19T12:00:00+01002015-09-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Kenwood House,   Hampstead Lane  Hampstead    NW3 7JR
Category: event
Free Event 
Open House: Workshop
The Big DrawThe Big DrawNew and enjoyable drawing activities.2015-10-26T12:00:00+00002015-10-29T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Kenwood House,   Hampstead Lane  Hampstead    NW3 7JR
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The Big Draw
 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Highgate Tube Station
 
19 minutes walk
 
East Finchley Tube Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Gospel Oak Overground Station
 
25 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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    Kenwood House, Hampstead Lane, Hampstead, NW3 | Same location as Kenwood House
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    Summer Holiday Crafts
    London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: 28th July to 26th August 2015 - 12noon-4pm
    Kenwood House, Hampstead Lane, Hampstead, NW3 | Same location as Kenwood House
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    Kenwood House, Hampstead Lane, Hampstead, NW3 | Same location as Kenwood House
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    Hampstead Lane, Highgate Village, N6 | 14 minutes from Kenwood House
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    269a Archway Road, N6 | 19 minutes from Kenwood House
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    12 Flask Walk, NW3 | 21 minutes from Kenwood House
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    6-7 South Grove, Highgate, N6 | 13 minutes from Kenwood House
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    Zizzi - Highgate Village
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    1 Hampstead Lane, Highgate, N6 | 14 minutes from Kenwood House
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    25 North Road, N6 | 15 minutes from Kenwood House
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    Unit 207, Belgravia Workshop, 157-163 Marlborough Road, N19 | 2 miles from Kenwood House
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    Out of the Bloom
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    89/91 Bayham Street, Camden Town, London NW1 | 2.6 miles from Kenwood House
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    Jenius Social
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    Unit 8 The Islington Studios, 6 Hornsey Road, N7 | 2.7 miles from Kenwood House
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    Spaniards Road, Hamstead Heath, , NW3 | 6 minutes from Kenwood House
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    77 Highgate West Hill, N6 | 14 minutes from Kenwood House
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    13 North Hill, N6 | 15 minutes from Kenwood House
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    35 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 2.1 miles from Kenwood House
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    The Champagne Bar
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    St Pancras International, Euston Road, NW1 | 2.1 miles from Kenwood House
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    The Boogaloo
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    312 Archway Road, N6 | 21 minutes from Kenwood House
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
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    Fusion Youth: Workshop (Ages 12-14)
    Kids Events | Until 21st August 2015 

    London Jewish Cultural Centre, Ivy House 15 minutes walk from Kenwood House

    Creative, interactive activities and outings....More

    Suzuki Violin: Workshop
    Exhibitions | Until 30th September 2015 

    Lauderdale House 20 minutes walk from Kenwood House

    Learn Violin using the Suzuki method....More

    Pride In The House
    Exhibitions | Until 30th August 2015 

    Lauderdale House 20 minutes walk from Kenwood House

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    Bring A Song
    Music | Until 2nd September 2015 

    Lauderdale House 20 minutes walk from Kenwood House

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    Pilates: Workshop
    Sporting Events | Until 30th September 2015 

    Lauderdale House 20 minutes walk from Kenwood House

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    Swing Patrol: Swing Dance Class
    Sporting Events | Until 30th September 2015 

    The Hideaway 1.49 miles from Kenwood House

    Our monthly swing dance night returns with more live music for a flappin' swanky, shoe shuffling fun time....More

    Drawing: Course
    Exhibitions | Until 12th August 2015 

    Camden Arts Centre 1.55 miles from Kenwood House

    Sketchbook-based course....More

    Gina Buenfeld: Talk
    Exhibitions | On 5th August 2015 

    Camden Arts Centre 1.55 miles from Kenwood House

    A guided tour of the Hannah Collins' exhibition....More

    Journeys Into Space And Psychogeography: Course
    Exhibitions | Until 19th August 2015 

    Camden Arts Centre 1.55 miles from Kenwood House

    Explore portrayals of psychogeography in art....More

    Where Moses Stood - Uncovering Sinai
    Exhibitions | Until 2nd September 2015 

    JW3 1.58 miles from Kenwood House

    Robert Feather, an expert on the Dead Sea Scrolls and biblical times, uses this specialist knowledge to unearth new evidence ...More

     
     
     
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