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Kenwood House, London

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Renowned for the artwork it houses, Kenwood House is a grand, stately home with a beautiful garden and sculptures. Dating from the 17th century, architects and owners of the attraction gradually added a library, portico, offices, kitchen buildings, and a brewery over the years. Today, the brewery serves as a restaurant where you can grab lunch after exploring the lavishly decorated rooms and grounds. Look for the sculptures by Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, and Eugène Dodeigne in the gardens, and take a walk through the ancient woodlands. This attraction was also featured in the 1999 film "Notting Hill." A visit to Kenwood House represents just the start of the adventure when you use our London trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • August 20, 2017
    Kenwood house is absolutely beautiful! A wonderful day completely for free except when you want to take a tour then there is a small fee for just £6 per person. The house is filled with beautiful pain...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    The House itself is quite plain on the exterior, but the inside is well worth seeing for the Adam ceilings and the great paintings. Free entry. The park itself is huge, and contains sculptures by Moor...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Coach set down outside the front - best from underground I suspect The house looks fresh outside and in - especially the library - though I wasn't convinced by the pink and blue colour scheme. The hou...  more »
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  • Beautiful building. Stunning works of art in lovely setting. What's not to like? And all free of any charges. 3 different presentations given about 3 works of art, given by knowledgeable volunteers.
  • Free entry with £5 suggested donation. It's English Heritage. Useful guidebooks in each room explaining the various paintings and other items. Nice outside area to have a cup of tea and a slice of cake afterwards.
  • Not ruined by tourists as quite far from the tube station. Lots of dog walkers and a nice cafe/restaurant in historic out buildings.
  • Free museum in Hampstead Park. Small but very interesting art collection. Very helpful and friendly staff. Located in Hampstead Heath. Gardens and cafe nearby. Children play area in the house. Interesting library decor.
  • This place is a well hidden gem for non locals. A walk away underground stations but it's definitely worth it. The gardens this time of the year are simply stunning- a dive into the Victorian era.

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