Kenwood Area Guide
It comprises Courtenay Avenue, Compton Avenue, Sheldon Avenue, Stormont Road, Bishopswood Road, Broadlands Road, Denewood Road, Grange Road and View Road, as well as the smaller side roads running off them, Winnington Road including the much talked about Bishops Avenue.
The Kenwood area is well connected to Central London by road (the A1), train (Highgate tube on the Northern line) and bus (the 210 runs along Hampstead Lane). It is one of the most prestigious parts of North London and, like the rest of N6, boasts an eclectic mix of architectural styles with magnificent ambassadorial detached houses of varying eras predominating. Ranging in age from Victorian to modern day, these substantial homes have sizeable footprints, are set behind large driveways and feature generously-sized rear gardens, many with indoor swimming pools and tennis courts.
Like neighbouring Highgate, Kenwood’s proximity to Hampstead Heath is a big draw. Adding to its cachet, it is where the lion’s share of the larger family homes are found, attracting buyers from all over the world including many high commissions and diplomats.
Kenwood takes its name from Kenwood House, an English Heritage site and neoclassical mansion remodeled in the 18th century, which sets in 112 acres on the northern edge of Hampstead Heath. The extensive landscaped gardens of the house plays host to the famous summer picnic concerts that take place. The house features an important collection of paintings including works by Constable, Gainsborough, Turner, Rembrandt and Vermeer.