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Kenwood House
Hampstead Lane

Kenwood House is known for its important collections of paintings including works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Turner, Gainsborough and Reynolds all of these are set against a backdrop of sumptuous rooms and a Grade 2 listed buliding. The house was remodelled by Robert Adam from 1764 to 1779, he transformed the original brick building into a majestic villa on the outside and on the inside the richly decorated library is one of his masterpieces.

Kenwood is a site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and has ancient woodlands, over 750 species of invertebrates, four species of bats roost and mature tree species includeing Sessile Oak, Beech, Mountain Ash, Holly and Wild Service. There is also a small Sphagnum bog and a wide variety of other interesting wood and meadow habitats. Sculptures by Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth can also be found in the extensive lakeside gardens. Open daily.

Entrance Fee: Free (donations welcome)

Nearest Tube: Archway and Golders Green

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