Things to do at Kenwood House review
On the edge of Hampstead Heath in London is Kenwood House. It is maintained by English Heritage and is known to be one of London’s hidden gems. It was built in the early 17th century and it is a former stately home. It was first opened to the public in the 1920s.
The house has a fantastic collection of internationally renowned artworks. There are works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Gainsborough, Turner, Constable and more. The house itself has some breathtaking interiors. The star of the house is the great library that has seen a huge refurbishment project that was completed in 2013.
Within the house, there are hands-on displays where you can learn more about the people that lived there. You can also borrow explorer backpacks that are perfect for children under 5. For children age 5-11 there is the Mac’s Kenwood trail that will help kids learn more about the house and the estate.
There are landscaped gardens which include sculptures by Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore and Eugene Dodeigne. There are 112 acres of parkland including ancient woodland and a pretty bridge.
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FAQ and Further Information Kenwood House
Is there food and drink available?
There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.
What are the main things to do?
Beautiful stately home with glorious rooms you can explore, hands-on exhibits, trails and more plus extensive gardens. There are toilets and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *FREE for everyone.
Is there parking?
There is parking, charges apply (parking bays are small). There is a free car park on Hampstead Lane.
When are they open?
Kenwood is open for most of the year, they close December 25th and 26th plus January and February. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.
Dogs on leads are welcome in the grounds only. Assistance dogs are permitted throughout.
Are they accessible?