Kenwood House - Hampstead Heath's crowning glory

The former stately home of Kenwood House in Hampstead lies on the northern edge of Hampstead Heath, amidst some of London's most wonderful landscaped grounds. The house and gardens are so attractive it's hardly surprising they've been used in numerous films, with movies shot there including Sense and Sensibility and Notting Hill.

Explore the parkland

If you're planning a trip to Kenwood House, then the Heath is definitely worth a visit. Nature lovers will be surprised at the amount of wildlife, from grass snakes and deer to terrapins and ring-necked parakeets; it's a great place for a walk, run or cycle, and if the weather is favourable then the lido and ponds are worth a dip.

See the sights of London

There really is no end to what London has to offer, and if you're visiting the area, it makes sense to make the most of your proximity to the capital. London Zoo is highly recommended, in Nearby Regent's Park, while Madame Tussauds and the British Museum are also within relatively easy reach.

Looking for a cheap hotel Near Kenwood House? Travelodge London Cricklewood Hotel is closest, three miles to the west, but if you plan to make the most of London's other attractions then Travelodge London Finsbury Park Hotel is a good midpoint, as is Travelodge London Central Kings Cross Hotel.