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.
© NTPL/Matthew Antrobus
Time Out says
Posted: Wed Jun 20 2012
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).