Enjoy a Hand Picked Heritage Break and Free Entry to Kenwood House

Heritage property Kenwood House in North London is soon to be in the spotlight as much-anticipated ‘Belle’ is released at cinemas across the UK on Friday 13 June 2014.

Inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle who grew up at Kenwood House, the property will be showcasing exquisite costumes from the film, on display for the first time, in the Orangery at Kenwood until Wednesday 2 July.

Nearby heritage property Hendon Hall Hotel is offering a Summer Heritage Break package throughout June and July, providing the perfect base for guests to fully immerse in English heritage this summer, with ideal proximity to historical gems such as Hampstead Heath and Kenwood House.

A bold and enchanting palace on the edge of London, Hendon Hall originated as a 16th century mansion and was converted to a Hotel in 1911. The tranquil gardens at the property are an idyllic spot to enjoy a summer cocktail in the sun after a visit to the home of Dido Belle. 

Hendon Hall Hotel (handpickedhotels.co.uk / 0845 458 0901) is offering one night’s stay from £155 per room per night. This price includes a three-course dinner with a pre-dinner glass of rosé wine, overnight accommodation and a full traditional breakfast. Offer valid for stays from 12 June to 24th July 2014.

For more information visit www.handpickedhotels.co.uk or call 0845 458 0901


Notes to editors

Summer Heritage Breaks are from £155 per room per night based on mid-week stays and from £190 Friday to Saturday, subject to availability 

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Hand Picked Hotels, created by former lawyer turned hotelier Julia Hands, is the leading collection of architecturally splendid country house hotels - built for pleasure and continuing a centuries-old tradition of offering guests an indulgent yet attainable country house visit, with a contemporary twist. The award-winning hotels are renowned for exquisite food, fine wines and bespoke service by Hand Picked people in stylish, relaxing surroundings, a total of 20 classically British hotels in rural settings across the British Isles, with locations ranging from the New Forest and Jersey to the Cotswolds and Edinburgh. Hand Picked Hotels has won an impressive number of awards, with 17 hotels awarded two AA rosette status and Norton House Hotel in Edinburgh recognised with three AA rosettes.  Nine hotels have achieved red star status which means they are ranked within the AA's Top 200 hotels in the UK & Ireland. The Four Red Star Fawsley Hall is also now part of the Hand Picked collection. There are nine hotels with spas offering the latest therapies and treatments to promote wellbeing and relaxation. Hand Picked Hotels was AA Hotel Group of the Year 2012-2013