The famous C18th architect Robert Adam was asked to glorify an early C17th country house off Hampstead Heath. The result is an elegant, neo-classical villa with all the attributes of “grand living” in the C18th. It is filled with outstanding pictures by famous artists such as Rembrandt and Vermeer and top class furniture, some formerly in The White House. The house still has the atmosphere of a real family home and there are many interesting stories about the people who lived there.
On the tour around the house we will see The Library also called “The Great Room”, inspired by domestic architecture at Pompeii and Herculaneum, and often considered to be Robert Adam’s masterpiece. In the upstairs bedrooms we will see the exquisite collection of Tudor and Stuart portraits from the Suffolk Collection donated to Kenwood House.
You might want to end the tour with a walk in the lovely garden, then have lunch or afternoon tea in the charming Brew House Café that has both indoor and outdoor seating areas.