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Hampstead Heath

Spaniards Rd, London NW3, England
020 7332 3322
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Ranked #63 of 1,085 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
Activities: Walking, Ice skating
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I have been to London eight times. One of the places I have never been is Hampstead Heath. On this trip I decided to dedicate a day to exploring the heath. I took the tube to Hampstead, but instead of heading straight up the Spaniard's Road I walked northwest and entered the less crowded, "woodsier" part of the heath with... More

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Cork, Ireland, Europe
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46 reviews 46 reviews
37 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

If you are sick and tired of the hustle and bustle of the city this is the place to go. This is an ideal spot for familes as the park contains swimming areas, bike paths,walking paths, and space enough to not hear the noise of the city. If you're able climb to the top of Parliment Hill and take in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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339 reviews 339 reviews
218 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We walked from the top to the bottom of Hampstead Heath and wow, what a place! It is the absolute perfect place to spend a warm summer evening in London. There are lots of ponds to laze around, a separate men and women's bathing pond (is it really necessary to keep genders separate these days?!) and plenty of grass to... More

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Drobak, Norway
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Staying close to Hampstead Heath adds to the recreational value of a visit to London. This wonderful park/wood is a perfect place for jogging or walking, and the ponds lined up are allocated to different leisure activities like swimming (men, women or mixed), fishing, throwing sticks to your dog or just looking at the birds. Some parts are like a... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We did a six mile walking tour of the Heath with a visit to Kenwood House. We walked through a lot of the woodlands and saw some amazing old trees. I enjoyed the day and it was good meeting new people.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Just a short ride from the bustle of downtown London is an oasis of calm - Hampstead Heath! Lovely walking paths, a fine art gallery to explore (Kenwood House) and a fantastic view over the skyline of London at Parliament Hill - a fantastic way to spend a lazy summer afternoon!

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Close to the Hampstead Station (underground) and Hampstead Heath (overground) you´ll find one of the greenest areas in London. Is just green everywhere but what I like the most is the delimitated Ponds inside the Park. If you are strong enough you can walk all the way up and you´ll see a beautiful XVII century Palace in the middle of... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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99 reviews 99 reviews
31 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Hampstead Heath is so close to the hubbub of London, but when you are there, you feel so far away. We took the Tube to Hampstead and walked to the heath. We got lost numerous times, but that seems to be par for the course there. The signage is nearly nonexistent and there are many paths not marked on the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

For walking, jogging, or just wandering and taking in the beauty, Hampstead is a lovely spot to enjoy part of a day (or an entire day). The three swimming ponds are great for people watching and are nice on a pretty day. The feel at Hampstead is more rural than the well-kept, Central London parks, but the grounds are still... More

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London, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is not a park, this is Hampstead Heath. Amazing. This park is so huge - you can go there so many times, and each visit will be different. I know a lots of parks in London, but always want to go back to Hampstead Heath. Great restaurant - and really, really one dish is Michelin star class - spaghetti... More

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