First, though, I walked from Golders Green Tube Station, taking in Hampstead Heath along the way.
The Heath (on the way back, one of the local girls' schools was having a rounders match here):
Rather nice memorial in a tucked away portion of the Heath:
Looking back up Spaniard's Road:
At last, I reached the entrance to the grounds of Kenwood House and walked up the drive to the splendid front of the house:
Inside, I was particularly impressed by the library:
Then, I paused to admire a copy of the iconic painting of Dido Belle, and her cousin Elizabeth:
Before continuing onwards to see the costumes in the orangery:
Even the bear was impressed by it all (and had his photo taken by some other visitors):
There was plenty of other art, of course, including this rather splendid painting of James Stewart, 1st Duke of Richmond, 4th Duke of Lennox KG:
And after all that, I wandered back across Hampstead Heath and made my way home.