Kenwood, N2
Estate Agents Area Guide

Why buy or rent a property in Kenwood?

An estate agents local area information guide to living in Kenwood, London

Kenwood N2
Winnington Road, Kenwood N2
Kenwood House and Gardens N2
Highgate Pond, Highgate N6
Kenwood is an exceptionally affluent and sought after area of north London bordered approximately by Hampstead Lane to the south, North Hill to the east, Aylmer Road to the north and Wildwood Road to the west. The postcode is N2 and the local authority is Barnet.

The avenues in Kenwood which display a variety of architectural styles are a favourite with the international "uber-rich". The most famous road which is world renowned for its' mansions is The Bishops Avenue, often referred to as "Billionaires Row". Residents have included Lakshmi Mittal and the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev who bought a house for £50 million in January 2008, making it one of the most expensive houses in the world.

Winnington Road, Courtenay Avenue, Compton Avenue and Ingram Avenue are just a few of the equally popular Kenwood roads with the super rich set due to easy travelling by car to Central London, approximately 20 minutes, plus the extensive green open spaces of Hampstead Heath, Kenwood and Highgate. A beautiful attraction in the area is The Kenwood Estate and House, a former stately home set in approximately 100+ acres of parkland and gardens maintained by English Heritage. In summer there are outdoor lakeside music concerts which are popular with both residents and visitors.

Brief history of Kenwood

The original Kenwood House dates from the early 17th century and an orangery extension was added in about 1700. Brewing magnate Edward Cecil Guinness, first Earl of Iveagh, bought Kenwood House and estate in 1925. The house, estate and part of his collection of pictures was left to the nation on his death in 1927, and it was opened to the public in 1928.

The Bishops Avenue in Kenwood is named after the Bishops Wood through which it runs, formerly owned by the Bishop of London (as was much of the surrounding area) following a land grant in 704. In 1894 the Church of England let building plots for construction of homes on the road and in the 20th century much of the land was sold by the Church.


A guide to transport facilities in and around Kenwood, N2

Underground stations
Highgate Northern
East Finchley Northern
Train stations
Hampstead Heath London Overground
Buses to Kenwood  


A guide to schools and education in and around Kenwood, N2

Nurseries in Kenwood
Primary schools in Kenwood
Secondary schools in Kenwood
Sixth Forms and Colleges Kenwood


A guide to places of interest and recreation in and around Kenwood, N2

Hampstead Golf Club
Highgate Golf Club
Kenwood Estate and House

Spaniards Inn
The Bishops Avenue

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