The northernmost boundary of Hampstead Heath holds one of the area’s most enchanting, historic landmarks. Set in serene parkland, influenced by the great English landscape gardener, Humphry Repton, and possessing some of the finest panoramic views over London, Kenwood House boasts a stately facade and sumptuous interiors remodelled by the king of neo-classical styling, Robert Adam, in the 18th century.
Once inside, enjoy one of Adam’s most celebrated interiors, the elaborately appointed library, and a plethora of masterpieces by the likes of Rembrandt, Turner, Reynolds, Gainsborough and Vermeer. If outdoor pursuits are more your thing, then take a turn around the grounds for plenty of lakeside walks and winding ancient woodland paths. Should your sculpture senses be keen, you’ll happen across works by Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore and Reg Butler in the gardens near the house. In the summer months concerts are held on the grounds, which provides the perfect opportunity to picnic in neo-classical splendour with a live soundtrack.