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Kenwood House

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Main (Northern) entrance to Kenwood House

Main (Northern) entrance to Kenwood House

A week or so back I visited the Hampstead Heath area of London. At the north side of The Heath, close to Highgate is Kenwood House. Walking around the north side, entry to the Kenwood House estate is from the north to the main entrance.

The house was donated to the nation by Lord Iveagh, a member of the Guinness family, when he died in 1927, and opened to the public in 1928.

The house contains a remarkable collection of paintings, most of which have been assembled since the 1928 opening.

Southern aspect of Kenwood House

Close up south-east view of Kenwood House

The southern aspect is visible from a distance, however the view here is taken from closer to the house.

If you think the exterior of the house looks familar, you may be right as it was featured in part of the feature film Notting Hill.

Further information about Kenwood House can be found at the:

  • English Heritage site; or
  • Wikipedia Entry
  • Author: Stewart

    An instrumentation engineer who enjoys photography and singing. Working in the West of Scotland; a member of St Mary's Cathedral Glasgow and Southwark Cathedral; and a volunteer guard/signalman on the Ffestiniog Railway in North Wales.

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