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.
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Affordable Art Fair
The AAF does exactly what it says on the tin. Since its launch in 2008, it’s made buying art a far less exclusive affair; works are priced at a maximum of £5,000, and tips for buying are listed on the website. It’s a good mix of work too: there tend to...Thursday May 11 2017 - Sunday May 14 2017
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