Birthday at Kenwood House & Brew House Cafe

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A couple of months ago now on my birthday my parents came down to London for the day. We fitted in a lot for one day, a walk on Hampstead Heath with Mimi, a trip to Kenwood House & Brew House Cafe, selecting and purchasing of two pairs of glasses (my birthday present!) and dinner at St John’s Tavern in Archway.

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I adore the decor inside the Brew House Cafe, all the walls are painted with artwork that looks like lots of wall hangings. A truly beautiful effect.2014-Biteable-Beauty-Kenwood-House-Brew-House-Cafe-3

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The selection of cakes is rather impressive.

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I wasn’t going to have a cake but as it was my birthday and everyone else was I plumped for a Mint & Blackcurrant Meringue. If I was’t going out for dinner I may well have indulged in the cheesecake or the coffee cake, both of which looked absolutely delicious!

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There are some gluten free options too, for those who forego it.

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We sat outside in the quaint garden area as we had Mimi with us and it was a mild, if not that sunny, day. The Brew House is as well presented from the outside as it is the inside.

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After our delicious cakes and coffee/tea/lemonade, we showed my parents around Kenwood House. The exterior anyway! For those of you who don’t know, Kenwood House and its grounds are situated to the north of Hampstead Heath. A former stately home, it is now an English Heritage site.

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The detailing on the south facing facade is so pretty!

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As is the view overlooking the grounds. This backs on to the heath.

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On the day that we were there a wedding was taking place. The most westerly room was in use for the function, and as we walked around we discovered the most fabulous bride-mobile – a VW Campervan!

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Despite having lived near to Kenwood for about half my time in London, I have never been inside Kenwood House. We didn’t go in as we had Mimi with us on this occasion. Next time we’ll sneak a peek!

I had a lovely birthday- thanks to my family and friends!

For more information on visiting Kenwood House visit english-heritage.org.uk


 

 

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2 Comments

  • Lisa Ann

    I don’t know what to say when I saw this photos. This place looks amazing, like the real England!

    • Rebecca

      It’s beautiful – and in London too! Hard to believe 🙂

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