• Kenwood House | Former home of Dido Belle
Kenwood House | Former home of Dido Belle Kenwood in all its glory Stop by the Café for a tasty treat Read about | Kenwood's renovations

Kenwood is now open! The masterpiece is complete, the paint is dry and the doors are open. Set on the edge of Hampstead Heath and surrounded by tranquil landscaped gardens, Kenwood is one of London's hidden gems.

The House, its breathtaking interiors and stunning art collection are free for everyone to enjoy. Discover the vast array of masterpieces hanging in this grand setting, including Rembrandt's self portrait, and be awed by the breathtaking beauty of architect Robert Adam's library.

Kenwood's beauty lies on offering something for everyone, from crafts and children's trails to a world class art collection, a cafe to relax and unwind in and acres of grounds to stretch your legs - come and see what Kenwood has to offer you.

This majestic Villa was the home of the great judge Lord Mansfield and his family, including his mixed-race niece Dido Belle - now the topic of the movie 'Belle' out in cinemas 12 June 2014.

Find out all about the Caring for Kenwood project and the changes that have been made.

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Events At Kenwood

  • Storytelling Sundays

    Sun 29 Mar 2015

    Discover the stories behind Kenwood’s collection with our interactive storytelling sessions for families. Storytelling is aimed at children aged 3+ with parents/carers and friends.

  • British Sign Language Tour

    Tue 31 Mar 2015

    Come and find out about the stories of Kenwood House and its collections with guest speaker John Wilson. Led in BSL with interpretation into English. The tour is available free for deaf audiences but places must be booked.

Prices and opening times


Hampstead Lane, Hampstead - NW3 7JR (Directions)


For just £39 a year, English Heritage members get free entry to our properties and exclusive discounts.


Suitable for weddings and corporate functions

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The Wolfson Foundation