Facilities at Kenwood

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    Limited parking for cars only is available in the West Lodge CP Plus pay and display car park. Prices: Up to 2 hrs £3.00. Up to 4 hrs £5.00. Each additional hour £3.50. Disabled Blue Badge holders may park in any bay free of charge. There is a transfer service upon request for those with difficulty walking from the car park to the House and Restaurant. Free car parking is available on Hampstead Lane.Please note parking is available only for vehicles that can fit within a marked bay. The size of the bay is 4,66m x 2,35m.

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    Food and Drink


    The Brew House Café and the Steward's Room are next to the house in what was once the service wing. The Brew House Café, with a seating area, serves a daily changing selection of hot lunches from 12 noon including soup, salads, sandwiches and a vegetarian option of the day.

     A hot breakfast and pastries are served from 9am. Homemade cakes are also available together with a wide selection of teas and coffee. The café offers a range of food for children with a choice of cakes and ice-creams.  

    The Steward's Room serves a take-away menu only including soup, salads, sandwiches and cakes together with hot and cold drinks.

    There is a delightful outside terrace and seating area.

    For catering enquiries please contact 020 8348 4073

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    Picnic Area


    You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in the grounds. No BBQs.

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    There are two shops at Kenwood, selling a range of art history books, Kenwood art prints and postcards.

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    Male and female toilets are located at the house and in the service wing. There is an accessible toilet in the service wing next to the Brew House Café and at the Dairy Volunteer Hub.

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    Visitors with dogs should familiarise themselves with Kenwood's Dog Byelaws which are displayed by the service wing toilets. Dogs on leads are welcome in the parkland (Dogs may be off leads in the West Meadow only). Assistance dogs are welcome in the house.

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    The house and its contents are dressed to be historically accurate.

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    The beautiful grounds around Kenwood and its café are open for visitors. Enjoy these extensive grounds, which feature a large parkland area, lake, woodland and kitchen garden.

    There's plenty of space for children and families to relax, or let off steam. Kites welcome.

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    Family Friendly


    Baby Changing Facilities

    Male and female toilets are located at the house. Male, female and disabled toilets are also available in the Service Wing.

    Children's Cutlery


    Child Sized Portions

    Children's lunches and a healthy children's meal pack are available in the café.


    Four available - please ask at the café.

    Pushchairs Allowed

    Pushchairs are not allowed in the house.

    Sling Loan

    Four available - please ask in the Entrance Hall.

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    We offer hands-on award-winning Expert-Led Visits led by our education team, and free visits for learning groups where you can lead your own visit with the help of our free downloadable resources. See the School Visits page for more details.  

    To book your visit get in touch with our education bookings team by calling 0370 333 0606, emailing us, or filling out our online booking form.

    Family Learning

    Look out for Mac's paw prints to help you spot family activities.

    A family trail can be picked up at the house and at the shop to help you explore the house and estate.

    Start your visit in our dedicated family zone in the Orangery. There are hands on activities to stay and play with to introduce you to Kenwood’s stories.

    Pick up an explorer backpack to help discover the other parts of the house.

    Our family events programme offers seasonal activities for everyone all year round. See the events page for our family event listings.

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    Please be aware


    Some traffic in the grounds (mobility vehicle and deliveries). Please also note there are no left luggage facilities at Kenwood.

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    Commercial Photography and Filming


    No photography in the house unless agreed in advance.

    English Heritage welcomes all photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures with us on Flickr and Facebook.

    We do have some restrictions at certain locations, so if photography is your main reason for visiting, please call the site ahead of your visit to check if any parts of the site are restricted.

    We are keen to promote the use of our sites to location managers. If you are interested please go to Filming Locations for more information and contacts.

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