Kenwood

We’re planning to reopen our sites over the coming weeks. Some are open now, with many more opening from early July and almost all by early August. The grounds of Kenwood Estate are now open for free and the Stewards Room is serving hot and cold drinks and snacks to take away. The garden shop is open for you to browse and purchase a range of chutneys, wine, accessories plants and garden items. There will be a one-way system in place and we encourage contactless payments where possible. From early August we hope to open the main café. Unfortunately, we are currently uncertain when we can open the house to visitors.

Family admiring artwork at Kenwood House
The magnificent Great Library at Kenwood House, designed by Robert Adam
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Hampstead Lane, Hampstead, Greater London, NW3 7JR

Welcome to Kenwood

 

The grounds of Kenwood Estate are now open for free. 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.

Please click here for more information about the safety measures you can expect when visiting as well as our FAQs

  • Grounds - The grounds are open as usual for you to enjoy while social distancing.
  • House - The house will remain closed.
  • Cafe - The Steward's Room Cafe will be open for takeaway light refreshments including sandwiches, soup, hot and cold drinks, cakes and ice-creams from 9am - 5pm.
  • Shop - The garden shop will re-open on July 4th.
  • Toilets - Whilst maintenance work is on-going our toilets will be unisex only.

What's On

Guidebook: Kenwood

Price: £5.50

 Kenwood House 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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