Kenwood House lies north of both Gospel Oak and Hampstead Heath on the mainline, and from both, you could take the 30-minute walk across Hampstead Heath itself. Alternatively, a 13-minute taxi ride will get you there quickly. From either station, you could catch the 210 bus to Compton Avenue Kenwood House (Stop E) and from Hampstead Heath mainline station, the 268 bus can catch up with the 210, from which you alight at Compton Avenue Kenwood House.
|Saturday||07:15 - 20:00|
|Sunday||10:15 - 17:30|
|Weekdays||06:45 - 20:30|
|Staffing level||Part time|
|Travel card zone||Zone 2|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Station Buffet notes|
Kiosk on Platform 2
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Customer Service notes|
By Calling Customer Services on 0845 601 4867.
|Customer help points||Available|
|Cycle storage spaces||3|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Unavailable|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
|Cycle storage notes||<p>Bicycle rack located on station entrance. Users need to provide own padlock.</p>|
|Step-free access||Part of station|
|Step-free access notes|
Step free access between platforms 3 (Barking Line) and 3 (Eastbound Stratford Line), but not elsewhere.
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Unavailable|
|Accessible taxis notes|
contact taxi operator directly
Kenwood House is a former stately home on the northern edge of Hampstead Heath. Built-in the 17th century, it was developed through the 18th century with the addition of an orangery, and the commissioning of classical architect Robert Adam, who added the portico and the famous library interior, with its delicate pastel blues and pinks.
Kenwood House boasts a notable collection of artworks, from Landseer to Turner, and from Gainsborough to Reynolds. The Guitar Player by Vermeer is a trademark blend of playfulness and intimacy, and Rembrandt’s Self Portrait with Two Circles is one of the masterworks of his later years. Wander through Kenwood estate’s attractive landscaped gardens, with sculptures by Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth, and the ancient woods with the largest Pipistrelle bat roost in London.
Beyond the woods lies the wonderful Hampstead Heath itself – a morning spent enjoying the artworks, interiors, and gardens of Kenwood, followed by an afternoon picnic on the heath, makes for a perfect London day out. There are family activities available, with Mac’s Kenwood trails perfect for 5-11s, and a dedicated family zone in the Orangery. The Brew House Cafe serves full lunches and the Stewards’ Room serves takeaways, and there are two gift shops.