Kenwood House  

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

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Kenwood HouseA 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.

 

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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Burgh House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
New End Square, NW3 | 19 minutes from Kenwood House
Set in the heart of Hampstead Village, Burgh House is a Queen Anne, Grade I listed, building with a terraced garden and licensed basement buttery serving ... More
 
 
 
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2 Willow Road
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
2 Willow Road, NW3 | 19 minutes from Kenwood House
Managed by the National Trust, 2 Willow Road is, in fact, a Modernist terrace of three Hampstead houses originally designed and inhabited by Hungarian architect Erno ... More
 
 
 
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Fenton House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Hampstead Grove, NW3 | 19 minutes from Kenwood House
Set in the winding streets of Hampstead Village, the National Trust-owned, late 17th-century Fenton House contains an outstanding collection of porcelain, needlework pictures and Georgian furniture. ... More
 
 
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Kenwood House

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Kenwood House
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Hampstead Heath
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
NW3 | 4 minutes from Kenwood House
The wildest of London's parks, Hampstead Heath has fields to run in, long grass to roll in, woods to hide in and, most famously, ponds to ... More
 
 
 
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Highgate Cemetery
London > Attractions > Sights
Swains Lane, N6 | 17 minutes from Kenwood House
Wild woodland Victorian cemetery. Perched at the top of the winding and woody Swain’s Lane, close to Highgate village with its soaring views over the city, Highgate ... More
 
 
 
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Hampstead Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
New End Square, NW3 | 19 minutes from Kenwood House
Housed on the first floor of Burgh House, Hampstead Museum charts the history of the north London borough from prehistoric times to today. Redesigned in 2006, ... More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Kenwood House

Near Kenwood House
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Upstairs At The Gatehouse
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Hampstead Lane, Highgate Village, N6 | 14 minutes from Kenwood House
This popular pub theatre in Highgate has, over the years, served as a music hall, cinema, Masonic lodge and a jazz and folk music club. Now ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Jewish Cultural Centre, Ivy House
London > Entertainment >
94-96 North End Road, NW11 | 15 minutes from Kenwood House
The London Jewish Cultural Centre is London's leading provider of Jewish education and culture. Located at Ivy House, the centre's home was previously the home of ... More
 
 
 
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Jacksons Lane Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
269a Archway Road, N6 | 19 minutes from Kenwood House
Housed in a Grade II listed gothic church conversion, this multi-arts, theatre and dance venue in Highgate has a regularly changing programme of live performances including ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Kenwood House

The best shops and markets near Kenwood House
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Christmas Trees: Pines and Needles, Highgate
London > Shopping > Specialists
The Woodman, 414 Archway Road, N6 | 19 minutes from Kenwood House
A rose-nosed reindeer walks into a bar and the elf barman says: "Why the long face?" Rudolf duly replies: "I've got pines and needles". Yes, yes... ... More
 
 
 
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Mystical Fairies
London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
12 Flask Walk, NW3 | 21 minutes from Kenwood House
For little fairy fanatics, this shop is the ideal place to pick up the perfect winged friend. The place is simply awash with fairies. ... More
 
 
 
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Judy Green's Garden Store
London > Shopping > House and Garden
11 Flask Walk, NW3 | 21 minutes from Kenwood House
This pretty garden store at the pedestrianised end of Flask Walk in Hamsptead has everything the city garden needs - colourful pots, a selection of tools ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Kenwood House

What are the best dining options near Kenwood House London?
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Café Rouge - Highgate
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
6-7 South Grove, Highgate, N6 | 13 minutes from Kenwood House
With a combination of delicious food, great wines and a real ambience, Café Rouge has embodied the style and je ne sais quoi of French dining ... More
 
 
 
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Zizzi - Highgate Village
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
1 Hampstead Lane, Highgate, N6 | 14 minutes from Kenwood House
Italian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Ostuni Restaurant - Highgate
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
1 Hampstead Lane, N6 | 14 minutes from Kenwood House
Concentrating on the cuisine and wines of Puglia, "the scorched heel of Italy" (Evening Standard), Ostuni in Queens Park and in Highgate Village ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Kenwood House

Near Kenwood House
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Ecole de Mime Corporel Dramatique
London > Education > Evening Classes
Unit 207, Belgravia Workshop, 157-163 Marlborough Road, N19 | 2 miles from Kenwood House
Only the French could come up with an art form so bizarrely fascinating. Mime is as relaxing as Tai Chi, as healthy as yoga, and as ... More
 
 
 
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Out of the Bloom
London > Education > Evening Classes
89/91 Bayham Street, Camden Town, London NW1 | 2.6 miles from Kenwood House
Unique and innovative workshops teaching flower arranging and floristry with monthly, weekly or daily workshops. This is a really enjoyable art form that allows its students ... More
 
 
 
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Jenius Social
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Unit 8 The Islington Studios, 6 Hornsey Road, N7 | 2.7 miles from Kenwood House
Islington cafe-cum-deli Jenius Social isn't just a place to enjoy fine food and carefully sourced balsamic vinegar, artisan chocolates and cured meats. It's also a ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Kenwood House

Kenwood House gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hampstead Heath
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Highgate Road, NW3 | 4 minutes from Kenwood House
The wildest of London's parks, Hampstead Heath has fields to run in, long grass to roll in, woods to hide in and, most famously, ponds to ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hampstead Heath Swimming Ponds
London > Leisure > Activities
Hampstead Heath, NW5 | 15 minutes from Kenwood House
Since as early as 1860, and probably before, many hardy London folk have taken a dip before work in one of three wooded ponds on Hampstead ... More
 
 
 
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Lower Fairground Site
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
East Heath Road, NW3 | 19 minutes from Kenwood House
The Lower Fairground Site on East Heath Road next to Hampstead Heath houses the marquee for the Hampstead Affordable Art Fair, held here in June. The ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Kenwood House

The best pubs near London Kenwood House.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Spaniards Inn
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Spaniards Road, Hamstead Heath, , NW3 | 6 minutes from Kenwood House
Ideal for alcoholic refreshment after a weekend tramp on Hampstead Heath, this notorious pub dates back to 1585 and is doused in history. The roguish highwayman ... More
 
 
 
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The Flask Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
77 Highgate West Hill, N6 | 14 minutes from Kenwood House
Stooping ceilings, creaking floors, solid wooden panelling, beams and small interconnecting rooms combine to make The Flask Tavern, a traditional 18th century English pub, among the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Red Lion & Sun
London > Nightlife > Pubs
25 North Road, N6 | 15 minutes from Kenwood House
As a pub for locals, this small award winning pub in Highgate was voted the best pub in the country at the 2018 John ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Kenwood House

Kenwood House clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Lock Tavern
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
35 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 2.1 miles from Kenwood House
The Lock Tavern would be a great place to drop in and escape the tiresome, tie-dye-clad vendors of Camden's famous street market. Unfortunately that wouldn't do ... More
 
 
 
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Near & Far Camden
London > Nightlife > Bars
48 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 2.1 miles from Kenwood House
The third Near & Far from the group behind The Magic Roundabout and The Good Mixer is the biggest. This Camden ... More
 
 
 
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The Boogaloo
London > Nightlife > Bars
312 Archway Road, N6 | 21 minutes from Kenwood House
The Boogaloo has succeeded in breaking the all pervasive contemporary pub blueprint, fashioning a popular alternative with a great atmosphere - and not an inch of ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Kenwood House

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Kenwood House.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Roundhouse
London > Business > Venue Hire
Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 2.1 miles from Kenwood House
Can accommodate up to 1800 people.... More
 
 
 
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Kings Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 3.2 miles from Kenwood House
Just 150 metres from King's Cross and St Pancras stations, the Dixon-Jones designed Kings Place offers conference organisers two auditoriums, two art galleries and a wide ... More
 
 
 
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British Library Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 3.4 miles from Kenwood House
As the national library of the United Kingdom the British Library is renowned for its world class collection of books but its Conference Centre is something ... More
 
 
 

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