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Kenwood House

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Address: Hampstead Lane, London NW3 7JR, England
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Set on the edge of Hampstead Heath and surrounded by tranquil landscaped...

Set on the edge of Hampstead Heath and surrounded by tranquil landscaped gardens, Kenwood is one of London's hidden gems.

The House, its breathtaking interiors and stunning art collection are free for everyone to enjoy. Discover the vast array of masterpieces hanging in this grand setting, including Rembrandt's self portrait, and be awed by the breathtaking beauty of architect Robert Adam's library.

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Great collection of paintings

Beautiful house, filled with beautiful paintings. Friendly staff who really know their stuff. Free entry too. Definitely worth a visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful house, filled with beautiful paintings. Friendly staff who really know their stuff. Free entry too. Definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a sensational house. The pictures are stunning too! The volunteer guides give some highly informative talks. We were given a fascinating talk about the library... which must be one of the most beautiful rooms anywhere in the world! A true Robert Adam masterpiece! Beautiful proportions... wonderful light... Marvellous mirrors and windows... utterly splendid! And the attraction is free!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great house, gardens, art and atmosphere with the most helpful guides I have ever experienced. This plus the story of Belle what more could you possibly want.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kenwood house surrounded by quite and peaceful landscaped gardens is one of London's hidden gems with free entry. The House has breathtaking interiors and stunning art collection. Kenwood offers crafts, children's activities and a relaxed cafe. This is one of my favourite place where I have been in summer, winter and spring and touchwood, all the seasons came here with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

visited this beautiful house with my husband on a rainy sunday morning.we met our volunteer guide alan in the entrance,he gave us a very detailed history of the house and then took us through each room,where we saw paintings by turner,reynolds,gainsborough and constable.thank you alan for a wonderful tour!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This fantastic house is free to enter has a great collection of paintings including constable Van Duke and Turner. Helpful knowledgeable staff and great views across London. Also make sure you grab a coffee in their lively cafe

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This gorgeous house and the parkland around it are a tonic from the hustle and bustle of London. A tube and a bus ride away so not the most accessible but it has THE best view of the whole of London from the high point and the house itself is gorgeous. Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough, Reynolds, Romney, Landseer paintings adorn... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Kenwood was acquired by the Earl of Mansfield, Lord Chief Justice of England, and he set about embellishing it into one of the finest houses in England. Robert Adam designed the Library for him and it is one of the greatest interiors in London, recently stunningly refurbished by English Heritage. This house is also where the extraordinary story of Dido... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We were greeted by friendly volunteers who had actively provided us with all the stories and information about the painting, the furniture, and the building. The children loved to play the jigsaw puzzles and the doll's house in the children area. It was freezing on the day of our visit, and muds everywhere from defrosted ice. Experienced visitors came with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful surroundings and a lovely palace inside it. Perfect for a day on the countryside and totally free! The walk into the gardens, around the ponds and through the forest is a perfect prologue to the visit of the palace. Paintings by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals and other British masters as Gainsborough.

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