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Kenwood House, London

(4.5/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web)
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." Work out when and for how long to visit Kenwood House and other London attractions using our handy London tour planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • Ambling through Hampstead Heath I found this hidden gem. From the outside it's beautiful, but inside it's filled with magnificent paintings from the most celebrated artists. The guides there are very ...  more »
  • Well what a lovely find! Tucked away on Hampstead Heath with beautiful surrounding greenery, garden, walks, culture, art and history - it felt a bit like hidden London. Will definitely go Heath walkin...  more »
  • Beautiful house, filled with beautiful paintings. Friendly staff who really know their stuff. Free entry too. Definitely worth a visit.  more »
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  • We loved our visit to Kenwood House. The grounds and exterior made me feel like I was in a Jane Austen novel. The interior has an incredible art collection and some very impressive rooms. Visiting Hampstead Heath and Kenwood House will give you the impression you have visited the English countryside even though you are just a few miles from the centre of London.
  • Free to view art, lovely outside spaces, it's like a pride and prejudice mansion in central London. Very busy at weekends, but if you go on a summer evening after 6pm when the house is closed but the grounds open, the place is deserted in the best possible sense. You can pretend it's your own stately home!
  • If you are exploring Hampstead Heath, you will probably visit this place. It's free of charge, but the interior is not too impressive, maybe with the exception of the library. There is also a restaurant nearby.
  • This wonderful place is pure magic. The house itself is fascinating; the artwork on display is absolutely exquisite; and the people who work and volunteer there are friendly and knowledgeable. The house is set in beautiful grounds-there is nothing to dislike in this Fabulous location.
  • What a fantastic asset for London. Stunning setting and free access to the house and grounds. Views of London are magnificent. The restaurant is good but a little expensive (suppose that's understandable given free entry). Incredible that the house is home to a Vermeer (there are only a few in the world!) and Rembrandt paintings amongst others. If you are walking up from Hampstead it's further than you think(!). :-)