Hampstead Heath

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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
Address: Highgate Road
Transport: Tube: Hampstead, Kentish Town: Rail: Hampstead Heath
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Amy M

It may not be Provence but you can get a little taste of the French lavender fields in Hampstead Heath park!! If you have a week in London add this to your must see list!! Stroll around the acres of lovely green surroundings and grab an ice cream and bask in the sun (if it's around). There are also cute cafes and an amazing look out for those happy tourist snaps.

Angharad B

For a great picnic spot, head to the Italian pergola and hill garden at the very top of the Heath. This fairytale corner of the heath is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city streets and just while away a few hours with a good book. It's perfectly peaceful and beautiful when the garden's flowers are in bloom, with benches throughout carved with lovely lines of poetry. 

Hazel T

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