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The stage sound and lights (and the fireworks) at Kenwood’s summers concerts this year were amongst... read more

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Wonderful house.....and it’s free to visit.

This is a beautiful house set in amazing parkland. It sits on top of a hill looking down over... read more

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Didn't know this existed. Friend took me. Lovely way to spend an hour and it's FREE! Lovely art and a beautiful house. Nice tearoom for afterwards then a walk on the heath.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I am very surprised that the overall rating of Kenwood isn't better. It has a beautiful setting on the far north end of Hampstead Heath; it has an exceptional art collection; and it's free.
The staff is very knowledgeable and pleasant--they often volunteered information without our asking. Robert Adam was the architect and the plasterwork is simply stunning. The Library alone is worth the trip.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank RichardinOhio
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Reviewed September 1, 2019

Kenwood is part of the Heath its a bit of a walk from Hampstead tube station but cut trough the heath rather than follow the roads. The House has history and relevance to the anti slave trade movement etc. The grounds are great for picnics. You should plan your visit to include waking over to `Parliament Hill for the great London views and with a wander over the Heath. PLUS a swim at the Highgate Ponds. I know some will think it strange but this is the UK by far the best pools are the ladies and the mens'. The mixed swimming pond is too: small, shallow, and the changing areas poor. don't bother if you not going to the ladies/mens ponds. Both open all year in summer to 8:30 pm but start to close earlier from late august - check. The water does get up to around 23/24 at best.

Note there is a restaurant at `Kenwood. the setting is great garden area but its lets itself down. no shade umbrellas ( well most gone/broken) tables dirty and food mediocre yet expensive. Staff are nice but whoever is the licensee is lazy and milking it!! below is a picture of my sandwich. - shocking

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Breckskier
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Reviewed August 28, 2019 via mobile

We have intended to visit Kenwood for many years but never managed. Free to enter and quite amazing, the house is huge and full of amazing family portraits with numerous enlightening stories attached, it is well worth speaking to the guides in each room, you will not be disappointed. The estate is vast and great to walk around.
Given that there are numerous signs stating that all dogs must be on a lead we were amazed by just how many owners ignored them, quite appalling really.
The restaurant has a good selection of cooked meals and portions are large. The toilets are probably work in progress as they were not to a very high standard.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank GlynMat
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Reviewed August 27, 2019 via mobile

Friends brought me here on a sunny Sunday afternoon. The grounds are lovely and, if it isn’t too hot, a perfect place to picnic and then stroll. The house has been beautifully restored. The volunteers stationed in each room have a wealth of knowledge that they readily share. And the paintings...Vermeer, Rembrandt, Hals, Gainsborough! Learn about the original owner and some of his landmark legal decisions; he is as remarkable as the artworks and house.

Date of experience: August 2019
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