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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Perfect getaway in London. Walking around in Hampstead Heath I don't feel like I am in London. It's a perfect place to come to rest, get lost by choice and walk miles and miles. It's one of my favourite activities on a Sunday. You have the ponds, acres of fields and woods as well. One tip: don't always follow the path, go off track and wander around. It is great, I always feel like I am in the countryside, far from the big, rushed city. During summer, a lot of people come here to relax by the ponds and to have a swim. You have mixed and male only ponds. Strongly recommended to go to Hampstead afterwards, it is such a nice place! All the best restaurants and shops are located there, the little streets are so attractive and romantic. Cannot wait for summer to wander around in Hampstead and enjoy a drink outside these lovely streets.
There are so many wonderful aspects of Hampstead Heath, I love the walks and the vast green areas to picnic and play.
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