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“Relaxing day in the country”
Review of Kenwood House

Kenwood House
Ranked #105 of 1,827 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Beautiful, sunny day to visit Kenwood House and get away from hectic London. Well worth the short ride to see this wonderfully restored property and the art collection within. I wish the signs were slightly easier to understand on the property-directional arrows would be nice whilst out on the grounds as the many pathways are at times confusing. Overall, a delightful excursion.

Thank Tricia831
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

The weather was sunny and Kenwood House sparkled in the sunshine. The house looks great after its refurbishment. Volunteer staff within the house were extremely friendly, helpful and had amazing knowledge of the house and its contents. We had a bowl of soup in the café which was excellent and I bought two garden plants in the shop.

1  Thank CFC186338
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

The food in the coffee shop is a bit pricy, nothing special! Prepared rapidly by inexperience staff, the salad is not washed... i dont want to say anymore... it is so busy at week ends! It's the only coffee shop around so they can price as they wish and serve just any food! i am sure they could do better if only they knew how to serve faster and prepare the food properly i.e. clean and wash ingredients before cooking! The highlight is the jugs of tap water left by the window, very handy!

Thank Eliz P
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Stately homes in general do not interest me, so taking me there was not likely to be appreciated.

The grounds are beautiful and the rhododendrons lush, but London is not short of fine gardens elsewhere.

The house itself I thought "nice" but not splendid, and my experience was not helped by curiously unengaged staff who could not answer questions by those with a genuine interest.

Maybe it is a suitable place to visit if you like wandering around homes and having tea, but otherwise, I didn't find it worth the time. I am pleased though that the building has been restored and as a host for concerts and performances, it might prove worth its keep.

Thank globetrotter94
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

A Stunning House set in lush landscape gardens.
Fabulous paintings by the top masters,such as Rembrant,Gainsborough and others.
The history of this wonderful house has been made into a film called Belle,which is due for release on the 6th of June.
The costumes that are on display are actually worn by the Actors in the film.
The cafe has a reasonable menu and the prices are also reasonable for London.
Considering this is free entry it's a lovely day out for all .

1  Thank Siobhan R
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