Hampstead Heath

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© Oliver Knight
North London

Wild and undulating, the grassy sprawl of Hampstead Heath makes a wonderfully untamed contrast to the manicured lawns and flowerbeds found elsewhere in the capital – and it will feel even more delightfully rural if the City of London Corporation's 'aspiration' to graze sheep on the heath as a flock of organic lawnmowers comes to fruition.

The heath stretches across 791 acres of woodland, playing fields, swimming ponds and meadows of tall grass in north London from Hampstead to Highgate, and has provided the inspiration for countless films, books and poems. On hot summer days, the Hampstead Ponds are perfect for a refreshing dip, while the dizzying heights of Parliament Hill provide a popular destination for kite-fliers when the weather turns breezy.

Venue name: Hampstead Heath
Contact:
Address: Highgate Road
London
NW5 1QR
Transport: Tube: Hampstead, Kentish Town: Rail: Hampstead Heath

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There are so many wonderful aspects of Hampstead Heath, I love the walks and the vast green areas to picnic and play.