Fenton House
Fenton House
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistoric Sites
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Michael N
Cheadle Hulme, UK4,251 contributions
Aug 2022
Signage from underground station took as miles away, however once we had turned around and climbed the hill this was a small NT house and gardens.
Managed a look round the house where there were a lot of pianos/keyboards on display.
House is quite small, gardens are nice but not very big. No catering facilities available but toilet in the house.
Written October 2, 2022
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Rachel S
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Oct 2023 • Couples
Didn’t know what to expect but blown away by the keyboard collection here. Also other collections to whet the palette but in reality the house is just the hors d’oevres. This has one of the most amazing gardens we had ever visited. Much bigger than we tirst thought with nooks and crannies. Hard to believe it is in the heart of London. Marvellous. Big shout out to Richard who showed his incredible knowledge too. Grear stuff!
Written October 9, 2023
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Yorkterrier01
York, UK2,650 contributions
Aug 2019
This is a lovely Naitonal Trust property in the heart of Hamsptead (5 minutes up the hill from the Tube Station). It also has lovely gardens and you could just visit to sit in them all day. From the top of the house you have a view of Canary Wharf.
Written January 8, 2020
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GregorGourmand
Lancaster, PA, USA23 contributions
Jul 2012 • Couples
If you want spend an afternoon away from downtown "tourist" London, take the Northern Line to Hampstead and walk up hill a few hundred yards to Fenton House, which is a fun mix of 17th century "old" England, pianos/ keyboards in the house (one was in use by a student when we wandered in), a few neat modern paintings, and a lovely small garden in a brick-walled courtyard. Also, be sure to buy a Combination Ticket that will get you also into Erno Goldfinger's 1930s-modern house, about a 15 minute walk away (and "something completely different", as was once said). Warning: While Fenton House can be entered any time (there is no guided tour), Erno/ 2 Willow Road is ONLY by guided tour. So maybe call ahead and/or be aware of times. Of course, at some point stop in the town of Hampstead for a lunch or tea or a shop or whatever strikes your fancy. A great place to stroll. The two houses and a "break" and trip back on Tube should run you about 5 to 6 hours.
Written August 5, 2012
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britripper1
London, UK66 contributions
Mar 2022 • Solo
Paid £10 to see the garden which is very sweet and beautifully maintained without looking too overdone. But it is small and doesn’t take long to visit. I then tried to see the house but was barred from entry - and the opportunity to pay another fee - because I hadn’t booked in advance. I pointed out to the ladies on the door that they didn’t seem to be overwhelmed with visitors and couldn’t they let me in anyway. No, they said. It was National Trust policy. Everyone had to book in advance. I am delighted to hear that the National Trust trustees reckon they have so much money that they can afford to turn paying visitors away.
Written March 11, 2022
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Richard H
London, UK282 contributions
Mar 2016 • Couples
A beautiful National Trust house. This beautiful 17th-century merchant's house is a hidden gem in London, a place of unique charm and ambience.
Lady Binning bought the house in 1936 and filled it with her highly decorative collections of porcelain, Georgian furniture and 17th-century needlework.
The sound of early keyboard instruments and the colours of early 20th-century drawings and paintings add to a captivating experience.
The welcome was warm and the guides were excellent as always in a National Trust house, don't miss the views from the balcony over London and a walk in the tranquil garden is a must.
Written March 20, 2016
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FranceSally
Palafrugell, Spain214 contributions
Jul 2014 • Family
Opened to the public in the 1960s, the National Trust have kept this lovely Queen Anne house and garden in perfect order adding a wonderful collection of harpsichords to the fine collections of china and paintings. Fenton House is not a grand stately home, but a perfect example of a wealthy person's home in the 1700s and the garden is really beautiful. On the very top floor is a small balcony from where the view over London is breathtaking. The house is situated in one of London's greenest and loveliest districts and the Holly Bush Pub around the corner is definitely worth a visit. National Trust members can visit the house for free, guests for just £6. The staff are more than willing to explain things to visitors in a friendly manner.
Written July 27, 2014
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ducky1976
Poole, UK107 contributions
Jun 2014
What a little hidden treasure. This house was so unexpected. There are exhibitions of china, collectables and paintings - and also while we were there a display of photos of famous Hampstead celebrities. However the most spectacular things about this house are the view from the little top floor balcony and the stunning garden. It would be quite easy to lose hours in it. The staff were also friendly, welcomming and knowledgeable - and not at all stuffy
Written July 3, 2014
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AmeliaEdwards
London, UK20 contributions
You might complain that there are no interactive displays, or that the interiors have not been 're-created' in a pastiche of what might have been, but you would miss the point. Fenton House is a bit of a jumble of interesting stuff in an exquisite house. It is like nowhere else - the custodians very slightly Miss Haversham like overseeing their slowly decaying domain. This is it's greatest charm. I visit the house often and each time it nourishes my cultural soul. The garden, complete with orchard, is one of the great secrets of north London. And all within a stone's throw of the Holly Bush, arguably one of the best pubs in London.
Written September 25, 2011
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Patricia N
Birmingham, UK188 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
We visited mid morning on a Sunday. We spent about an hour wondering around the house as the one volunteer was very chatty and gave us lots of information and answered our numerous questions. There is a large collection of porcelain and Chinese ornaments at the property along with numerous musical instruments.
The view from the balcony over London from the very top of the hose are worth seeing. The house is surrounded by other interesting houses also.
The garden is beautiful we sat and had a sandwich in the sunken garden (picnic of our own not from NT) and was nice to take in the peace of the garden.
On the NT app there is a walk included which we did 2.5 miles and takes in Hampstead Heath , Keats house and Erno Goldfinger house the walk then takes you back to the tube station.
We thoroughly enjoyed this property and would recommend.
Written August 18, 2019
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