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“Beautiful place with peaceful gardens”
Review of Kenwood House

Kenwood House
Ranked #94 of 1,767 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 7 July 2014

Very easy access, no entrance fees, plenty of parking space outside or a paid parking near Kenwood House. Beautifully furnished building with unforgettable paintings of Rembrandt and Van Dyke and many more. The garden is huge with lovely view towards the lake or the house. Do stop at the cafe and have some awesome home cooked food and don't miss the amazing desserts. Child friendly place as there is a lot to do - picnics, kids craft zone inside the building or just to run around and fly a kite. Will visit again as there are not many places in London who are entrance free.

Thank Liliya G
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

There is nothing I love in London more than revisiting Kenwood House, taking in the amazing collection of art from Turner, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Constable and Gainsborough--not to mention the Robert Adam house itself. And it is all free. The Brew House is a perfect place for an inexpensive meal ot tea and cake that can be taken indoors or out--just the kind of facility that is needed in a public park because it accommodates people of all income levels. I wish we had something like this in Central Park in New York where I live. Instead, we get the highly overpriced and dismal Tavern on the Green that only ensnares tourists and conventioneers--a total misuse of what could be a charming spot in our great Park. Parks are supposed to be there for the people--not to make profits off of. Kenwood House is an English treasure for all.

Thank Andy H
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

A lovely "country" home. Lovely art. Great grounds. A nice place to spend an afternoon. There seemed to be an organized tour going on, which would have been nice to join. They should think about having scheduled tours a couple of times a day that people could join.

Thank Deborah M
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

This FREE to visit "country house" is right in London but you feel like you're miles away. Some very special artwork by famous artists is here, as well as lovely furniture and other sights to enjoy. The grounds are large and we enjoyed seeing the water birds and walking around in the woods. When we left we walked through Hampstead which was also lovely. You feel like you're out in the country but it's an easy trek from the heart of London. Also, if you're a dog lover, note that many people walk their dogs here. Delightful!

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Reviewed 22 June 2014

We specifically went to see "The Guitar Player" by Johannes Vermeer. From the other reviews it seems like the gardens are the main attraction. Unfortunately it was raining the day we went. We had to walk ~one mile from the High Gate tube station. The neighborhood is lovely and seems to be undergoing a gentrification. But I digress. The dining room houses the principal paintings of the collection; "The Guitar Player", Rembrandt's self portrait, and Hals "Portrait of Pieter van der Broecke." . There are upholstered chairs so one can linger. Hard to pick from the three. To be able to sit in the room with one or two other visitor with these three magnificent works was worth the walk in the rain.

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