Fenton House

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Fenton House
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Fenton House in Hampstead
A seventeenth-century merchant’s house filled with collections of oriental and European porcelain, delicate needlework pictures, furniture and early keyboard instruments, Fenton House is set in beautiful walled gardens which combine formal borders and a sunken rose garden with a working kitchen garden and a 300-year-old apple orchard. The bee colony housed in the orchard produces honey that is available to buy. Fenton House, one of the earliest houses in Hampstead, is also known for the unique lunchtime and evening concerts it stages, at which seventeenth and eighteenth-century harpsichords, virginals and spinets from the collection are played (phone the house directly for details).
Venue name: Fenton House
Address: Hampstead Grove
Windmill Hill
Transport: Tube: Hampstead
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Yvonne D

It is a very fine house with a wonderful collection of harpsichords & other early keyboards, sometimes used in chamber concerts, but the greatest pleasure for me is the garden - part kitchen garden, part English formal ) an absolute haven !


Magic place, another world. Sometimes you go there and there are people playing the harpsichord. YOu feel like you've stepped back in time. Beautiful garden too.

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Beautiful house and lovely gardens...a must when visiting the area


The walk up from the tube via lunch at the Holly Bush pub is charming. The drift through Fenton House with it's distant views over London is a joy. The gardens are wimsicle. The second visit is better than the first.