Private Guided Tour Kenwood House (24/5/18)
Please join us for a privately guided tour of Kenwood House, an 18th century house filled with the intricate and elaborate interiors of architect Robert Adam and an array of artworks by Rembrandt, Turner, Gainsborough and Vermeer among other painters.
On the edge of Hampstead Heath, Kenwood House is a hidden gem with a fascinating social history. It was acquired by several families over the course of the 18th century from London merchant John Walter to the 2nd Duke of Argyll to the 3rd Earl of Bute and finally Lord Mansfield, who in 1766 adopted a niece and two grand-nieces. Among these was ‘Dido’ Elizabeth Belle, the mixed-race illegitimate daughter of Sir John Lindsay who was brought up as a genteel lady in England. Lord Mansfield was Lord Chief Justice and presided over a number of cases that examined the legality of the slave trade, which he ’.
Join us to see the wonderful architecture and art, and learn more about life in an 18th century country retreat.
MEETING POINT: Entrance to Kenwood House.
DURATION: 1.5 hours
NB Please pre-book so we can keep an eye on the group size.
You can either drive to Kenwood House, or take the underground to Hampstead Underground Station, walk for 0.5 miles North West, on Hamstead High Street to Jack Straw's Castle / Whitestone Pond stop,take bus 210 in the direction of Finsbury Park,please get off at Compton Avenue Kenwood House,from here it is a short walk to the house(from underground station to house is about 30 min)I