Things to see and do at Fenton House

The garden at Fenton House

One of the city's hidden treasures, Fenton House is a 17th century London house and garden with lots just waiting to be discovered. What will you see on a visit?

The garden

The walled garden has both formal and informal elements. Admire the vista of the formal lawn and terrace, with neatly trimmed topiary, before exploring the sunken rose garden and cross borders. Pass through the yew hedges and you'll arrive in the kitchen garden and historic orchard, which contains 32 different heritage varieties of apples and pears.

Early keyboard instruments

Listen to international musicians play classical works on the Benton Fletcher collection of early keyboards throughout the week, and join us on Wednesdays from 2.30pm, for a musical tour of the house, with demonstrations from talented music volunteers.

The paintings

Come and peruse Lady Binning and Peter Barkworth’s collections, featuring pieces by a group of English Post-Impressionist painters called the Camden Town Group.

The needlework

Explore the biblical scenes and imagery featured in a beautiful collection of intricate 17th-century needlework.

The ceramics collection

Explore our ceramics collection, full of vibrant colour and a range of styles, including Chinese porcelain from the Kangxi period, 18th century Meissen figures and Staffordshire ware.

Gaze across London from the balcony

The panoramic view from our balcony offers one of the highest points in London from which to view the city on fine days; akin to Parliament Hill on Hampstead Heath.

Don't miss

  • The 300 year-old orchard and kitchen garden
  • The historic rose garden, and the formal lawns
  • The Camden Town Group's collection
  • The Benton Fletcher Collection of Early Keyboard Instruments
  • Chinese, English and German porcelain collections