Hampstead Heath

Hampstead Heath, London. (Open Map)
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Description

North London's ancient parkland

It's easy to forget you're in London when you're roaming across Hampstead Heath's 790 acres of woodland and parkland – though there are spectacular views across the city from Parliament Hill lest you forget.

Three of the Heath's ponds are used for bathing (men's, women's and mixed) and are very popular in the summer months, but used by the hardy year-round. Near the Heath's northern boundary is Kenwood, the estate of former stately home Kenwood House, with an art gallery (Rembrandt, Turner, Vermeer and more) and summertime lakeside concerts.