‪Kenwood House‬

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‪Kenwood House‬
4.5
‪מוזיאוני אמנות‬ • ‪אתרים היסטוריים‬
‪Wednesday‬
11:00 - 15:00
‪Thursday‬
11:00 - 15:00
‪Friday‬
11:00 - 15:00
‪Saturday‬
11:00 - 15:00
‪Sunday‬
11:00 - 15:00
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4.5
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Caroline L
לונדון, UK‪574 contributions‬
‪Elegant and fascinating‬
אוק׳ 2021
‪Kenwood House, it turns out, is famous for being the beneficiary of the Iveagh bequest - the first Earl of Iveagh saved the house from development by buying it. Then gifted it to the nation.

The contents had already been sold, but he used the house to showcase some of the finest pieces from his art collection. I'm not an art aficionada, but even I had to be impressed when viewing the mixture of Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Constable.. and interestingly, he preferred pictures of women and children, in general.

The architecture is lovely, the presentation of the paintings carefully considered - and the volunteers hanging around in most rooms are generally only delighted to chat about their subject! "Yes, this is the family associated with Guinness, the stout." "Yes, this clock is as old as your country!" (said to an American). They're among the most engaged volunteers I've met, anywhere.

The gift shop didn't tempt me - but the coffee shop did, where I had a most excellent, vegan, chocolate orange cake and a hot chocolate. Large. And very hot. And we sat in what was now very pleasant sunshine, where we found plentiful seating.‬
‪Written 16 באוקטובר 2021‬
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Bryony D
‪4 contributions‬
‪Stunning Landscape‬
אוק׳ 2021
‪I’ve only been living in London a few months and this place was recommended to me. It’s a lovely escape for the hustle and bustle of London. Brilliant art collection art collection too.‬
‪Written 7 באוקטובר 2021‬
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Peter R
לונדון, UK‪3 contributions‬
‪The old dairy‬
לבד • אוק׳ 2021
‪The old dairy was charming with knowledgeable guides. Sun shining into the 8-sided tea room whilst the North- facing dairy for cream preparation in the original flat sinks was cool.‬
‪Written 4 באוקטובר 2021‬
‪This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.‬

Peter Z
לונדון, UK‪830 contributions‬
‪Art and Architecture‬
אוג׳ 2021
‪My wife and I visited this house as it is close to where we live - but we have never been.

The house is off the beaten track, and not particularly well sign posted, but absolutely worth the effort of going to. There is a carpark (£3.60 for two hours - £7.20 for four hours) with a helpful attendant to help you work out the ticketing machine works - it takes cash and cards.

A short walk to the house brings you to the rear of the property which is the main entrance.

Friendly staff welcome you and explain how the tour works. There is a one way system in place and numbers are controlled.

There are two separate collections of art works on display. One is a series of stunning examples of Tudor/Stuart court dress. The other a more varied collection that includes a Rembrandt and a Vermeer. Some of the spot lights spoil the overall effects, but the art is fantastic.

The highlight for me was the library. A beautifully composed space comprising a double cube and two hemispherical ends into which a picture window is set. The plasterwork and pallet of colours in the room were explained by the guide as reflecting what was probably the original scheme. The detail was incredible.

On the upside - the guides in the individual rooms were knowledgeable and helpful.

On the downside - the QR codes worked well, but took you to the website for the house which made finding specific information difficult - more well placed information cards/boards would have really improved my experience.

We had a light lunch and drinks in the café which was good value. There is a restaurant doing full meals which seemed good value, but we did not eat there - however, many people were.‬
‪Written 29 באוגוסט 2021‬
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Andrew S
בריטניה‪41 contributions‬
‪A little gem in North London.‬
אוג׳ 2021
‪A bijou stately home five miles from Trafalgar Sq. Excellent art collection: the two Rembrab=ndts are standouts, and plenty of period comparisons.
Knowledgeable guides who would tell you bit about the room/objects, and then let the visitor continue the conversation or make their own way. More guides should practice this, instead of spouting what they know without being asked the question.
Superb setting. Not easy acessible by public transport, but not impossible either.
PLants for sale (difficult to resist) and a good quality second hand book shop (impossible to resist.)
Worth at least half a day - the rest of the day can be spent exploring Hampstead Heath.‬
‪Written 22 באוגוסט 2021‬
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Clive W
Orpington‪1,680 contributions‬
‪Disappointing it was not open despite what the website stated‬
אוג׳ 2021
‪It looked great from the outside. However, it was very disappointing to find the inside was not open - Wednesdays to Sundays only and I went on a Tuesday. I had checked beforehand on the website and that claimed the house was open every day. There was no notice at the entrance. The only way I found out what was going on was to ask at the shop. Very poor.‬
‪Written 15 באוגוסט 2021‬
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Emilie J
‪5 contributions‬
‪Upsetting‬
משפחה • יוני 2021
‪Had a lovely day walking around Kenwood House
The house was very well managed and the volunteers were very friendly
Had a nice afternoon tea in the beautiful garden of the cafe
Had a lovely walk around the grounds and admired the views of London
But when returned to my car has been given a parking ticket for not displaying a ticket, when quite clearly my English Heritage car sticker was on display
Unbelievable now facing £30 fine, £60 if not paid within 14 days
First day out since lockdown !! To now have to deal with this issue, very upsetting as have been a member for many years !!!!!‬
‪Written 26 ביוני 2021‬
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Sarah M
וולת'הם קרוס, UK‪186 contributions‬
‪Surprising history told with enthusiasm‬
זוגות • מאי 2021
‪After becoming members of English heritage we picked Kenwood House as out first trip out. Turned up on a rainy Friday to be greeted with such enthusiastic volunteers who were more than happy to share the history and stories of the house. Couldn’t help but be drawn in.
Unfortunately because of the weather we were unable to fully enjoy the grounds so we’ll be back hopefully when the weather is better.‬
‪Written 12 ביוני 2021‬
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simply-peregrinating
‪Waddington‬, UK‪2,754 contributions‬
‪Real gem‬
מרץ 2020
‪The volunteer staff are welcoming and are on hand to give you all the information you want. They are so engaging and knowledgeable and their love of the house shines few. There are some really beautiful rooms in the house with great furniture and paintings. The staff will really make the most of your visit. The views from the front of the house over the heath are sweeping and far reaching. Buses stop right outside the gates. I would recommend anyone making the journey to see the house whilst in London.

The only let down was the cafe in the grounds, it suddenly closed without warning despite people clearly making their way in. Several local people spoke to the staff who 's attitude really was tough! Don't let my cafe experience put you off visiting the house!‬
‪Written 28 בפברואר 2021‬
‪This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.‬

edlih1
לוון, בלגיה‪39 contributions‬
‪it is in my London backyard " the Heath it is wonderful, i am 4 times a year for a 3 weeks till a month in Hampstead H‬
אוג׳ 2020
‪I loved it very much....o there a lot for breakfast, only have to cross from my side of the heath till the other side...

‪Written 5 בדצמבר 2020‬
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