Kenwood House

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It truly feels like summer has finally made it’s way to this island! Yay! We have been wanting to visit the Kenwood House in Hampstead, London for quite some time now, and on Saturday morning we made our way there. If you recognise the property, that’s because it was in the movie Notting Hill. Remember when Hugh Grant visits Julia Roberts while she’s filming? That’s Kenwood House.

The Kenwood House is a former stately home and managed by English Heritage, and normally open to the public (free entry). Inside you can see amazing art, even an original Rembrandt and Vermeer. It is absolutely stunning and has a very interesting history. There is even a British period drama film loosely based on some of the events. We watched the film (Belle) on Saturday evening with some delicious cucumber cocktails.

Visiting Kenwood House is definitely worth the trip. It was about a 35-40 minute Uber ride from Parsons Green, and you can spend the whole day at the property relaxing. Next time we will definitely bring Annie and a big picnic basket with us!

Kesä on vihdoin saapunut tälle saarelle! Olemme jo jonkin aikaa halunneet vierailla Kenwood Housessa, joka sijaitsee Lontoon kauniilla Hampstead esikaupunkialueella. Auringon paisteen innoittamina suuntasimme sinne lauantai aamuna. Jos tunnistat päärakennuksen, se johtuu siitä, että se oli elokuvassa Notting Hill. Muistatko kohtauksen jossa Hugh Grant vierailee Julia Robertsin elokuvan kuvauksissa? Se on Kenwood Housen edustalta.

Kenwood House on entinen kartano, jota nykyään ylläpitää Englannin perintöjärjestö. Kartano on normaalisti avoinna yleisölle (ilmainen sisäänpääsy). Sisällä on mahdollisuus nähdä uskomaton määrä taidetta, jopa Rembrandtin ja Vermeerin alkuperäiset maalaukset. Rakennus ja sen laajat puutarhat ovat aivan ensiluokkaisen upeita ja pitävät sisällään todella mielenkiintoisen historian, josta vapaaehtoiset työntekijät kertovat mielellään. Historiaan jotakuinkin perustuen on tehty myös Britti draama elokuva, Belle, jonka me katsoimme lauantai iltana. Mahtavan ja aurinkoisen päivän päätteeksi nautiskelimme kesäisiä kurkku cocktaileja. 

Vierailu Kenwood Houseen on ehdottomasti matkan arvoinen. Se oli noin 35-40 minuutin uber taksimatkan päässä Parsons Greenistä, ja voit viettää koko päivän alueella rentoutumiseen. Ensi kerralla otamme mukaan myös Annien ja ison piknik korin!

KENWOOD HOUSE

Hampstead Lane, Hampstead, NW3 7JR  |  +44 370 333 1181  |  website

Love, Karoliina x

14 Comments

    • KAROLIINA KAZI
      20th May 2016 / 7:43 am

      It is and well worth a visit. And I’m sure all the gardens there are even more beautiful now.

  1. analesha
    7th November 2016 / 7:25 am

    What a stunning building. It looks like you had a lovely visit. I love those pink flowers in the garden!

  2. 7th November 2016 / 12:06 pm

    Such a stunning building! I hate to admit but I did squint at it thinking “I know that place from somewhere” and it was only when I read on that I realised it was from Nottinghill 😀 Also, those cucumber cocktails look delicious.
    Katja xxx
    http://www.katnapped.com

  3. Jasmin N
    7th November 2016 / 3:47 pm

    Haa I thought I had seen the building somewhere haha 😀 looks like an amazing place to visit 🙂

  4. 7th November 2016 / 5:18 pm

    Nottinghill is one of my favourite movies. Wish I could have visited Kenwood House it is so beautiful. The ceiling is stunning.

  5. Maikel
    7th November 2016 / 7:31 pm

    What a lovely shots you have taking. This place seems so magical❤️

  6. 7th November 2016 / 7:57 pm

    English Heritage is the best! I sometimes pine over some of their castle and gatehouse stays. Is Kenwood House one such location?

    Sabra of Great Green Heron

  7. 7th November 2016 / 9:31 pm

    It really is worth the trip. The first picture took my breath away and going through the other pictures…..this house is simply adorable and outrightly beautiful. I would love to visit this place some day. Thanks so much for sharing.

  8. 8th November 2016 / 4:47 am

    Oh my favorite is the room with pinky/blue pastel colors on the ceiling and wall wow! This place is amazing ! Now I crave that green juice hihi!

  9. 13th November 2016 / 12:32 pm

    Omg I so love all of it. The building, the art, the gardens, everything!! Loved this post, honestly!

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