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Kenwood House

90
TripExpert Score based on reviews in 9 publications
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Outstanding

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Top 1% in London About the TripExpert Score

9 expert recommendations

6

Fodor's Tick Choice

Adam refaced most of the exterior and added the splendid library, which, with its vaulted ceiling and Corinthian columns, is the highlight of the house for design aficionados. Full review →

1

Frommer's 33

Kenwood House was built as a gentleman's country home and was later enlarged and decorated by Scottish architect Robert Adam, starting in 1764. Full review →

58

Let's Go

Visitors to Kenwood House can now admire his fabulous art collection and see how the 18th-century elite lived. Full review →

2

Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

This magnificent neoclassical mansion stands at the northern end of the heath in a glorious sweep of landscaped gardens leading down to a picturesque lake. Full review →

11

Michelin Guide 54

Extended by Robert Adam in 1769, Kenwood House presents an all-white frontage against a harmonious backdrop of lawns, woods and ponds. Full review →

57

Not For Tourists

Grand open house with picture gallery. Beautiful gardens. Full review →

65

On the Grid

The house itself, which dates from the early 17th century, is well worth the visit for its beautiful library and self-portrait by Rembrandt as well as many other paintings. Full review →

9

Time Out

A superb collection of 63 Old Master paintings, acquired during a remarkably astute four-year spending spree between 1897 and 1891. Full review →

12

Travel + Leisure

Situated atop Hampstead Heath, this lakefront estate features a Neoclassical villa housing a collection of world-renowned paintings. Full review →

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