Kenwood

The grounds of the Kenwood Estate are open. Takeaway catering will be available and our shop is open but indoor areas including Kenwood House will remain closed until 17 May. Safety measures will be in place to keep everyone safe. Please keep in mind the government’s latest advice on travelling. Find out more below.

Please note: to comply with government guidelines, all interior spaces are currently closed including Kenwood House. Please see the information below for full details.

What you need to know

We've made some changes to help keep you safe, and things might be a little different when you visit. Here's everything you need to know.

  • Do we need to Book?

    Advance booking is now essential to visit Kenwood House. We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won’t be able to visit without your booking confirmation. Your ticket will be free, but you still need to book in advance. Make sure you've read our ticketing FAQ before you book.

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    Booking FAQs

  • What parts of the site are closed?

    To comply with the latest government guidance, all indoor areas of Kenwood are currently closed. This includes:

    • Kenwood House
    • Shops - The Orangery, Secondhand Bookshop and Garden shop are closed.
    • Cafes - The Brew House Cafe is closed. The Stewards Room Cafe is open for takeaway light refreshments.

  • How are you keeping us safe?

    We've made a number of changes to help keep you safe. Although things might be a little different when you visit, you’ll still be able to enjoy exploring the places where history really happened. And you’ll still be given a warm and safe welcome by our friendly – if socially distant – staff and volunteers.

    You can visit our reopening page for information on general safety measures we've taken to help keep you safe.

    General Safety Information

  • Do I need to wear a face covering?

    Face coverings must be worn in all indoor areas. We won't be able to provide you with a face covering, so please come prepared so you don't miss out.

What's On

Guidebook: Kenwood

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 Kenwood Timeline

1616-90Brick House

The first house on the site is probably a brick structure built by John Bill, King James I's printer.

Find out more about the history of Kenwood

1690-1705Enlargement and Transformation

Brook Bridges buys the house. His son transforms it into a two-storey red-brick building with large sash windows.

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