Kenwood restored - London's country house

High on a hill, with sweeping views over London, is an imposing white-washed house that is home to some of the UK's finest public artworks. Kenwood, on the fringes of Hampstead Heath, reopens this week after refurbishment costing £6m.

See what challenges faced English Heritage - as staff set about restoring the building and protecting the art collection - with head historic properties curator Jeremy Ashbee.

To see the enhanced content on this page, you need to have JavaScript enabled and Adobe Flash installed.

All images subject to copyright - English Heritage and Getty Images. Click bottom right for image information.

English Heritage photography by Charles Hosea, Patricia Payne, Clare Kendall and Nigel Corrie.

Robert Adam drawings courtesy of Sir John Soane's Museum, London.

Music by KPM Music. Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 26 November 2013.


English Heritage - Kenwood

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external websites.

More audio slideshows:

Doctor Who - 50 years of memories

Only in England: Photographs from a bygone era

The brutal world of the Nelson-era Navy

More Entertainment & Arts stories