Fenton House

Fenton House, London: Hours, Address, Fenton House Reviews: 4.5/5

Fenton House
4.5
Speciality Museums • Historic Sites
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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simply-peregrinating
Waddington, UK2,754 contributions
Mar 2020
A delightful place to visit especially if you are interested in old key boards. Friendly staff, made me feel welcome and gave me sufficient information to enjoy my visit. The keyboards were lovely to see. The small garden was lovely in the early spring sunshine. A short walk up the hill straight from the tube station.
Written February 28, 2021
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Jeff H
London, United Kingdom265 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Lovely house and garden. The guide was very knowledgeable. All the rooms are a good size and full of interesting items. It was nice to be able to go out onto the balcony to see the view of the city of London. The garden was a lovely surprise, well laid out and full of interesting plants and shrubs.
Written March 7, 2020
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Yorkterrier01
York, UK2,550 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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gamain
Inverell, Australia1,278 contributions
Jun 2019
We took the bus from Paddington to Hampstead, followed by a short uphill walk to this 17th century London house. Charming walking up the narrow entrance path, exquisite on the inside and then there was the beautiful rear gardens that required a walk to the rear to discover little roomed treasures. National Trust staff were in all rooms to help answer our question, but I failed to mention the hidden gems inside the rooms. Piano's everywhere and some with substantial pedigree. We thought it was a gem inside and out.
Written December 10, 2019
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nicolacowan87
High Wycombe, UK140 contributions
Jun 2019
Visited in May '17, great place a hidden gem was really good lots of see inside and out with beautiful gardens and an apple orchards. The inside was lovely with period features and lots of china potery. Really impressive views from the balconies. Would like to come back again
Written November 14, 2019
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Tremse
Llandudno Junction, UK720 contributions
Sep 2019
A short walk from the hustle bustle of Hampstead's main shopping area is Fenton House. Built around 1686, it has been a National Trust property since 1952 and comprises of the House, Walled and Sunken Gardens and an Orchard, also 300 years old.

The Ground Floor, First Floor and Attic Floor are all open to the public and there is a collection of Harpsichords, and many fine paintings to be viewed, as well as porcelain and furniture. From the Attic Floor there's an amazing view of the skyline of modern London.

The gardens are well-maintained, with little nooks and crannies where visitors can sit and enjoy the surroundings.

Another national Trust property, 2,Willow Road is a short walk away and worth a visit whilst in the area.
Written November 10, 2019
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OccasionalHope
Reading, UK98 contributions
Oct 2019
Lovely little 17th century merchants house with nice collection of old musical instruments. Very informative staff.

The modern art which has currently displaced some of the actual contents was pointless.

Bit of a slog uphill from tube in the rain but worth it.
Written October 27, 2019
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Mike S
London, UK967 contributions
Sep 2019
Located a few minutes walk from Hampstead tube station.Interesting house with seventeenth century origins,well furnished with eclectic collection of paintings and musical instruments.Very lovely walled gardens.
Written September 24, 2019
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Paul M
Cambridge, UK164 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
As you walk up to Fenton House from Hampstead Tube station it is hard to visualise that when it was built it stood as a walled house that was surrounded by heathland. It is now close to other well known houses where people like Ridley Scott and the Du Maurier family lived.
The house is ahem which is home to ancient musical instruments, China and porcelain and some wonderful pictures from the Butterworth collection.
The views from the top story are worth the climb and the gardens are a peaceful haven for a gentle stroll.
Written August 31, 2019
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janetW2640RF
London, UK2 contributions
Jul 2019
Beautiful gardens, interesting house architecture, loved the musical instruments and live music. It was raining at the time but that did not spoil the experience.
Written August 18, 2019
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