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Fenton House

This beautiful country house is in care of the National Trust. Built in the 17th century, it is a museum since 1952. Fenton House has several collections on display, with the most notbale being the one of harpsichords and other old keyboard instruments. Sometimes, you can see someone playing on one of the old instruments or a conservator doing his work. Unfortunately, this was not the case on our visit, so we just went from room to room looking at all the items in the house. Most of them were beautiful, but many of the porcelain figures were too kitschy for me. In case of questions, there are always some guides around, some of them speak even German or other foreign languages. The view from Fenton house is really incredible ? from some rooms you can look as far as to the ?O2?.

The adjacent garden with the old apple trees can be visited too. On your visit, you?ll surely hear that the garden borders with the garden of Ridley Scott who also lives in this area.

Although Fenton House may not be worth a trip to Hampstead on its own, it is sure worth a detour when you combine it with other attractions in Hampstead. For example, there is a combination ticket with nearby 2 Willow Road (Goldfinger?s house). And even if you heard a slightly negative tone here and there ? I really enjoyed the visit to Fenton House.

Address: Hampstead Grove, Hampstead, London NW3 6SP
Directions: Closest tube station is Hampstead Heath. From there, follow Holly Hill and keep right. the house will be on the left side.
Phone: +44 20 7435 3471
Website: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-fentonhouse

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  • Written Mar 29, 2009
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