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Hampstead Heath

Spaniards Rd, London NW3, England
020 7332 3322
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Ranked #54 of 1,041 attractions in London
Type: Parks
Activities: Walking, Ice skating
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

What an unexpected and fun way to spend a sunny afternoon. Local friend took me to go swimming there after a beautiful walk around the park. Brought a picnic, they had facilities for changing, etc. Highly recommend, definitely not in the average tour book. Fee is just a recommended donation.

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Saved from development over 100 years ago by a protest movement that fought to save it for the people of London (three cheers for democracy !) ...this gem of green with trees and flowers, stunning views and a haven for birds wildlife and ....Londoners....is a veritable lung for the capital. I come here when I am in need of tranquility... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

What an amazing park, you would not think walking through the park that the hustle and bustle of busy London was just a few km's away. The view over London is great and there are plenty of seats to sit on and just reflect as you look out over London. My only complaint was that once in the park there... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The sun was shining (remember the sun?) and we wanted to walk. Hampstead allows us to satisfy each of us. Limited small shops (great Waterstones - with Cafe), enchanting walk through the Heath and absolutely amazing views from Parliament Hill. Stopped at Kenwoood House and Fenton House. Obviously there is the odd hardy person willing to swim in the ponds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Every Sundays, I come to amazing park to walk with my dog. It have so great energy and it's very relaxing. Here you can find place to have a nice cup of tea and see the sunset sitting on the good benches. Always u come around 3pm because it's easier to find place in the car park. During the winter... More

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New York City, New York
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76 reviews 76 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I like to come here before I have to leave the city - it's quite and near a lovely area of London. Everyone goes to Central Park when they visit NYC, and I feel like Hampstead Heath is London's equivalent. The paths get a bit muddy, but its really nice to walk around. The cafe in the park is also... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

An amazing escape from London, you'd never think you're in London. It's almost like going back 50 years in this place, beautiful scenery of great landscape and greenery. Beautiful place for a walk. In the summer this place is just lush.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

My friend was so enthusiastic about this place that we decided to check it out. Well, it was OK. We thought it was a bit overgrown and more on the wild side, which seemed to be more of a neglected piece of land than a real park. We got lost many times, since there's very little signage - our real... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Ok. Not exactly in the heart of London but no far to get to. We were here today as it was the first Sunny day after days of rain and flooding. It is a lovely heath covering a big area. Wellies highly recommended as a lot of the footpaths are unpaved and so can get really muddy. We also recommend... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Whether going for a hike, bike ride or having a picnic with friends, Hampstead Heath is a relaxing and expansive green space with a panoramic view of London. I especially love sunset, when the warm glow of the sun reflects off landmarks and buildings in the distance. Tip: pack a snack, some water and perhaps a picnic blanket as you'll... More

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