Kenwood

The grounds at Kenwood are open to local visitors and Members within government guidelines. The Brew House and Steward’s Room cafes will remain open for takeaway refreshments and the service wing toilets will be open with additional cleaning measures in place. We ask everyone to please bear in mind the government’s latest advice on essential journeys before you visit. Kenwood House is currently closed. Booking remains open for visits to Kenwood House after December 3, when we hope normal winter opening hours will be resumed.

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Hampstead Lane, Hampstead, Greater London, NW3 7JR

All indoor areas are closed in line with government guidelines. Our cafes will be open for takeaway service only. The service wing toilets will be open for use with additional cleaning in place. 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 will be closed until 2 December. This includes:

    • House
    • Shop - you can still browse the English Heritage online shop here.
    • Second hand bookshop

     

    We hope to resume our normal winter opening from 3rd December, with the ground floor of the House open with social distancing measures in place.

  • 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

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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