Kenwood House

Kenwood house is a great place to go on a sunny day with your family. It is located on the edge of Hempstead Heath, huge park. The house was built in the early 17th century which was later transformed into neo-classical villa by Robert Adam. In 1986 the house was taken over by English Heritage and now it is a home for the 1st Earl of Iveagh’s.

Kenwood house is surrounded by large territory with parks and lakes. From outside the house does not look so impressive however inside it hosts great old masters paintings collection, jewellery and a lot of decorative arts. 

There are some great artworks by a verity of artists such as Rembrandt, Turner, Gainsborough and Vermeer. There are also different genres: landscapes, portraits, still lives – something for every taste. 

You might have seen the Rembrandt self portrait in National Gallery last year, it was on loan for the Rembrandt exhibition. 

This villa is great place to go with kinds, the entrance is free and it has a separate play room for children and interactive quests for visitors. Over the Easter break there was a quest with hidden clues over the house, some rooms had riddles and hints for clues in that room. Each clue was an answer of the crossword puzzle. Children were very excited and families were having great time! This is a very good way to make experience more exciting and engaging for kids. 

It might not be the most spectacular estate but it is definitely worth checking out. By the way, you can bring your dogy with you.

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