The historic Kenwood House is a stunning Georgian-style building located in Hampstead. Surrounded by beautifully lush and landscaped gardens, it provides the perfect backdrop to these awe-inspiring Candlelight concerts. If you’re feeling “Under Pressure”, escape the stress of everyday life and decompress in a gorgeous and serene setting, as you listen to classical renditions of some of the most iconic themes in music history.
From iconic Italian composer Ennio Morricone to legendary rock band Queen, these concerts are guaranteed to leave you in awe. Add to that a gorgeous sea of flickering candles, and you’ve got a one-of-a-kind evening you won’t forget any time soon.
Feel the gentle breeze passing through the Kenwood House gardens, as you listen to fantastic classical renditions of Queen’s greatest hits. Hear “Don’t Stop Me Now”, “Another One Bites The Dust”, “I Want To Break Free” and loads of other fan favourites.
If you’re looking for something a bit more nostalgic and you’re a die-hard cinephile, grab a ticket to a spectacular tribute to the Italian master, Ennio Morricone. Movie scenes from films like Cinema Paradiso and Amarcord will be brought to life by a string quartet in this spectacular outdoor venue. You’ll be transported to other worlds as the surroundings flicker by candlelight.
Kenwood House: A Picturesque Setting
Located on the northern boundary of Hampstead Heath, Kenwood House is said to have been built around 1616, and it’s gone through many owners since its construction, including six Earls of Mansfield and businessman Edward Guinness. Now the estate is owned by the London County Council and its extensive art collection of paintings by artists like Vermeer, Rembrandt, Gainsborough and Turner is open to the public.
Apart from its cultural offerings, Kenwood House is also known for its 112 acres of glorious parkland. The tranquil and lush gardens offer the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. This season, they’ll be transformed by thousands of sparkling lights through Candlelight Open Air, as first-rate musicians play some of the most iconic themes of the last few decades.
Candlelight has proven to be an unforgettable and unique experience for guests, having received countless 5-star reviews. With two performances planned for each event, one at 7 pm and the other at 9 pm, you can opt for a pre-dinner show or round off your evening with an unforgettable night of music as the sun sinks below the horizon.
Also published on Medium.