The largest green area in London. Summer Hampstess Photinia blossoms. The vast sea of flowers, as well as ponds and hills. It's hard to imagine such beautiful scenery in the suburbs of the metropolis. In summer, there are three swimming pools for men, women and mixers. ?
One of the highest point in London, Hampstead Heath is a massive London park, covering 720 acres in total, and one of Londoners favourite place to relax especially during Summer (other than that it's pretty windy and cold, at least for me). The coolest thing for me about the Heath is that it has not one, or two, but three(!) 'open-air' public swimming pools. Although I wouldn't call it 'pools' cause they are really are ponds, used to be reservoir for drinking water. Definitely not for the squemishes, as you will swim along with the fishes, the ducks and the swans ... or what ever lives in there :) Apart from that, the vast green area is just breathtaking.
Hampstead Heath is one of London's best loved green spaces. The Heath has some of the best views and highest points in London for everyone to enjoy.It includes Parliament Hill, Golders Hill Park (with a zoo and butterfly house), an open air Lido (open 365 days a year), swimming ponds, splash pools, countless sports pitches and facilities, athletics track, playgrounds, stunning listed Pergola and Hill Garden and enough green space to really feel like you have escaped the City!Hampstead Heath's remarkable range of natural habitats also includes wide expanses of grassland and ancient woodland.
On any given summer day where the sun is even remotely making an appearance, the heath will be packed with Londoners soaking up their nature-y surroundings. You can go swimming at the ponds as well if you fancy, something a lot of tourists don't know about. There are ladies ponds, mens ponds and mixed ponds - a bit of a throwback to the victorian era.If you hike up to Parliament Hill, you'll see of the best views in all of London. After an afternoon wandering and lounging on the Heath, make your way back into Hampstead village for an ice cream and be on your merry way!
if you are in this neck of the woods - a family tradition for a Sunday afternoon walk with the dogs. A really lovely walk around one of London's beautiful parks. Within the heath is Kenwood House - a beautiful estate home which at certain times is open to the public and you can enjoy a cream tea on their pretty terrace in the summer. Also in the evenings there are outdoor concerts and movies being shown. Try to look online before visiting to see if you can get tickets for a show. A lot of great entertainers and singers play here. Most recently was Liza Minnelli .
I visited this park one day while doing a London walk from a guidebook I had. Maybe it was the magical, cloudy fall day, but I thought Hampstead Heath park was absolutely beautiful. For one, the park is hilly - you can actually catch views of London from the hills in the park - unlike many of the parks in central London that are completely flat. The park has large hilly fields, scenic ponds, and deep green woods with large old trees. Plus, the surrounding neighborhoods are fantastic - such as Hampstead and Highgate.
Simply the best park in London. Absolutely amazing to think you are in the city and you can get lost strolling around the wild woods. You can walk through the park for a week and still not see all of it. On a sunny day there is no better place for a picnic. And for the brave souls who enjoy a bit of a refreshing dip the outdoor swimming ponds are a place to frolick and be free.We absolutely love this park and never ever got tired of visiting when we lived in the area for over 15 years
The Heath is one of London's best places to stroll, picnic, swim, and chill out in general. The bathing ponds are an unexpected place to dunk yourself in the rare case of the weather getting hot enough, while panoramic views of London spread out beneath Parliament Hill. You can pop up to Kenwood House for a pint, or even join a foraging tour, which will take you around the Heath finding all of nature's good things to eat.
One of my favorite places in the world. Great for running , hiking, picnics, swimming in the ponds,playgrounds for kids. In ten years of going there I am still discovering new places. There is a large playground on the south end near parliament hill. We particularly like the pergola located in the extension. Such magical spot to feel like you are in the middle of the woods yet still in central london!
We lived in London for nearly two years before we discovered the Hampstead Heath, which is a huge shame as it is one of London’s finest gems, and is, in my opinion, the most liberating outdoor activity in London. The fact that you can feel so far removed from the ‘hustle and bustle’ of London and yet be smack in the middle of it is a treat which is unusual for such a big city.