Borough
Architectural period
Architectural type
Facility

We will be launching the 2022 programme in mid-August

  • Kenwood from the South
  • Library at Kenwood
  • The 18th-century Settling Room
  • The Dairy at Kenwood
  • Self-Portrait with Two Circles, by Rembrandt van Rijn
  • The 18th-century Tea Room at the Dairy
  • The Entrance Hall at Kenwood
  • The Music Room at Kenwood
  • The South Front of Kenwood
  • The East Wing of Kenwood

Kenwood

Robert and James Adam

place
English Heritage, Hampstead Lane, NW3 7JR
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Bookshop, Parking, Refreshments, Toilets, Disabled access

Travel Information

subway
Nearest tube: Archway, Hampstead, Golders Green
train
Nearest train: Hampstead Heath
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Bus routes: 210
A striking Neoclassical villa in tranquil gardens on Hampstead Heath, Kenwood boasts breath-taking interiors by Robert Adam and a world-class art collection. For guaranteed entry, book your free ticket via the English Heritage website.

Events

Sunday 5th September
Visit Kenwood's 18th-century Dairy
schedule Time: 12pm to 4pm
group Capacity: 20
Visit Kenwood's ornamental dairy, designed and built for Louisa, 2nd Countess of Mansfield at the end of the 18th-century. The Wedgwood tiled 'Settling Room', where milk was made into cream, and the Countess's private tea room will be open 12pm to 4pm. Booking is not required but there may be a short wait.
Saturday 11th September
Kenwood Carriage House
schedule Time: 12pm to 4pm
group Capacity: 15
Visit Kenwood's carriage house, built in the 1790s for the 2nd Earl of Mansfield and see two of Kenwood's hidden treasures - Lord Iveagh's four-in-hand Drag carriage and an Edwardian Romany vardo, once a regular site at the annual Hampstead Heath Fair. No booking required but as capacity is limited, expect a short wait.
Kenwood's hidden Kitchen Garden
schedule Time: 12pm to 4pm
Visit Kenwood's walled Kitchen Garden and find out more about the array of fruit and veg grown on the estate in the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as the work of Kenwood's 21st-century gardeners.
Visitors can arrive at any time during the opening hours.
There may be queues at busy times.

Design

Original design
Robert and James Adam, 1764
Extension
George Saunders, 1793
Landscape design
Humphrey Repton, 1793
Type
Historical house, Garden, Museum
Period
Georgian