You might remember that a few weeks ago I embarked upon a voyage of North London discovery with a trip to Golders Hill Park. On that same gloriously sunny afternoon I also made a long overdue visit to a destination which has been on my bucket list for absolutely ages- Kenwood House. A real gem nestled at the heart of Hampstead Heath, it's a des res which (needless to say) induced all sorts of house envy on my part:
With the original house dating back to the 17th century, it's easy to see why it's become such a treasure. From the imposing portico entrance which unfolds as you walk up from the main road, to the stunning rooms designed by Robert Adam (including the breathtaking library), it's fascinating to learn about the history of the house as room after room reveals itself. And, as if the sweeping views of the Heath, stunning design and array of artwork on display aren't enough, the Brew House offers some of the best tea and cake I've ever enjoyed. What more could you want from a day out?!
Have you been to Kenwood House?
(Image credit: Sarah Farrell, please do not reproduce without permission.)