Kenwood House

On the edge of Hampstead Heath surrounded by tranquil landscaped gardens, Kenwood is one of London’s hidden gems.

The exquisite interiors and internationally renowned art collection are free for everyone to enjoy. With children’s activities in the house, a café to relax in and acres of grounds to stretch your legs, there are treats in store for every visitor.

The architecture and interiors of Kenwood House, remodelled between 1764 and 1779 by Robert Adam, are among the most important of their kind. Home to the Mansfield family from the 18th to the 20th century, Kenwood counts among its most famous former residents William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield and Lord Chief Justice, and his great niece Dido Elizabeth Belle. The house sits within 112 acres of leafy parkland beloved for its breathtaking views over London, fine sculptures and meandering woodland paths. Bought by Edward Cecil Guinness, 1st Earl of Iveagh in 1925, Kenwood now houses a magnificent collection of old master paintings, many of which were bequeathed to the nation by Lord Iveagh along with the house and estate. Among this world-class collection can be found masterpieces by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Reynolds, Gainsborough and Turner.

In 2018 we celebrate the 90th anniversary of the extraordinary act of philanthropy that was the Iveagh Bequest.

Opening Hours

House Monday to Sunday 10.00 – 16.00 (Winter) or 17.00 (Summer) FREE ADMISSION

Brewhouse Café Monday to Sunday 09.00 – 17.00

Garden Shop Monday to Sunday 10.00 – 17.00

Please check the Kenwood House website to see the full opening times as they may change throughout the year.