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Historical houses in Hampstead

Discover the treasured houses and listed buildings of Hampstead


As well as boasting the natural landscape of Hampstead Heath, Hampstead is also a haven for historical buildings. Spend a day wandering around the picturesque grounds of Kenwood House or head to the former homes of John Keats and Erno Goldfinger, Keats House and 2 Willow Road.

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Kenwood House

Attractions Historic buildings and sites Hampstead Heath
Hampstead Lane, London, NW3 7JR

Kenwood House is a fine example of the work of Robert Adam, who remodelled the place between 1764 and 1773 and designed much of the interior.

Keats House

Attractions Historic buildings and sites Hampstead
10 Keats Grove, London, NW3 2RR

Keats House was the home of the poet from 1818 to 1820, when he left for Rome in the hope of alleviating his tuberculosis (he died of the disease the next year).

2 Willow Road

Attractions Historic buildings and sites Hampstead
2 Willow Rd, London, NW3 1TH

The only modernist house open to the public, the National Trust property of 2 Willow Road is the former family home of the architect Ernö Goldfinger, who designed it.

Fenton House

Attractions Historic buildings and sites Hampstead
Hampstead Grove, London, NW3 6SP

A seventeenth-century merchant's house filled with collections of oriental and European porcelain, delicate needlework pictures, furniture and early keyboard instruments.

Burgh House

Museums Hampstead
New End Square, Hampstead, London, NW3 1LT

This seventeenth-century building, which used to belong to the daughter of Rudyard Kipling, now houses the Hampstead Museum and a licensed buttery.
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