Long banqueting table in the Dining RoomKenwood House and lakeDining in the Orangery



A Special Place

Set in tranquil parkland with panoramic views over London, brewing magnate, Edward Cecil Guinness, first Earl of Iveagh, bought Kenwood House in 1927, and bequeathed it to the nation in 1929. The house boasts sumptuous interiors and one of the greatest art collections in London with masterpieces of international importance by many famous artists including Rembrandt, Turner, Reynolds, Gainsborough and Vermeer. It houses the Suffolk Collection, with its magnificent full-length Jacobean portraits and stunning costume details.
Outside, in parkland influenced by the great English landscape gardener, Humphry Repton, there are lakeside walks and meandering woodland paths to explore and enjoy.


Becoming a Corporate Benefactor

As a Corporate Benefactor, you will enjoy the privilege of supporting a great London house, art gallery and landscape. As well as being acknowledged publicly on our website and publications, you will receive the following benefits:

AND you will support a great house with famous landscape gardens and an outstanding art gallery.

Our hospitality supplier list and English Heritage Corporate Hospitality (wedding) brochure

An invitation to become a Corporate Benefactor

An application form to become a Corporate Benefactor

To become a Benefactor which costs £500 per annum, please contact the Friends by sending an email

We greatly value our Vermeer benefactors Chris Carter and David Pears and our Rembrandt benefactors Elizabeth Meek and Kip Meek..

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